$38.50 Will Get You Inside Prince's Home

Paisley Park is opening for public tours in October
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 24, 2016 6:50 PM CDT
Paisley Park, Home of Prince, Will Open for Public Tours
People stand outside the entertainer Prince's Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minn., following his death in April.   (Jim Gehrz)

Paisley Park, Prince's private estate and studio complex, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the AP reports. The company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland will manage it. Bremer Trust said in a statement that millions of Prince fans will get the chance to tour the 65,000-square-foot complex outside Minneapolis where Prince collapsed in an elevator and died of an accidental overdose in April. "Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on," Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, said in the statement. "Now fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time."

Tours of Paisley Park will include studios where Prince recorded, produced, and mixed most of his biggest hits, and the soundstage where he rehearsed for tours and hosted exclusive private concerts. Also featured will be thousands of artifacts from his personal archives, "including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles, and motorcycles." Tickets go on sale online only on Friday. Standard tickets will cost $38.50, but VIP tours will be offered for small groups priced at $100 or more. Tours will last about 70 minutes, starting every 10 minutes, and each group is expected to include 25 to 30 guests. Graceland officials expect 1,500 to 2,000 guests on peak days. No walk-up sales will be allowed. (Read more Prince stories.)

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