Prince’s Paisley Park Will Open for Public Tours in October

Paisley Park museum Prince’s beloved Paisley Park estate is preparing to open its doors to the public.

Since the music icon’s sudden death in April, there has been plenty of talk of plans to turn his estate into a public memorial and museum, a la Graceland. Those plans are finally coming to fruition, with Paisley Park set to open to the public for tours in October. “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, said in a statement from Bremer Trust. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”

While visiting Paisley Park, fans will be taken through ” the extensive main floor of Paisley Park, including the recording and mixing studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits.” The tour will also include “Prince’s video editing suites, rehearsal rooms, private NPG Music Club, and a massive soundstage and concert hall where he rehearsed for tours and held exclusive private events and concerts. Also featured will be thousands of artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.

Ready to get book your trip and buy a ticket yet? According to The Hollywood Reporter, “tickets go on sale online on Friday at 2 p.m. CT. 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 25-30 guests. Graceland officials expect 1,500 to 2,000 guests on peak days. No walk-up sales will be allowed.”