Published Aug 25, 2016Prince's astonishing career recently became the subject of an online museum, but fans hoping for to make an IRL pilgrimage to pay homage to the Purple One will soon have the chance. Despite some messy real estate drama earlier this month, Prince's Paisley Park estate is set to open up for public tours this fall.
The massive 65,000 square-foot Minneapolis complex served as the grounds for both Prince's home and studios, and guided tours will begin on October 6 if the city approves the plan that has been presented by Bremer Trust. The decision will be made at a planning commission on September 20.
Tickets for a 70-minute tour are expected to cost $38.50 USD, though more elaborate options for VIP bus tours will also be available. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (August 26) here.
The tours will take fans through Prince's recording studios, video editing suites, rehearsal space, private club and concert hall. Stage costumes, awards, instruments, art, rare recordings, cars and motorcycles from the singer's personal collections will also be set up on display.
The new museum will apparently be managed by the same company that is currently responsible for Elvis Presley's Memphis home-turned-museum, Graceland.
The announcement comes with the blessing of Prince's family. In a statement, the late singer's sister, Tyka Nelson, assured fans that, "Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do."
Prince died from an opioid overdose in the elevator of his Paisley Park home earlier this year.