Six months after , his famous home and recording studio will open to the public as a museum. According to a from Bremer Trust, which is managing Prince's estate, Paisley Park will open for public tours starting on October 6.
Paisley Park is located in Chanhassen, Minnesota, about 30 minutes away from Minneapolis. According to plans submitted to the city, there will be guided tours through the main floor of the building, which includes recording and mixing studios, video editing suites, rehearsal rooms, a soundstage, and a concert hall where Prince held private shows. There will also be thousands of artifacts, like costumes, awards, instruments, cars, motorcycles, and rare audio and video recordings.
According to , tickets will cost $38.50, and VIP small-group passes will cost $100 each. General tours will take place in groups of 25 to 30 people and last for about an hour. Graceland Holdings, which manages tours of Elvis Presley's home, will also help manage Paisley Park tours.
"Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on," Tyka Nelson, Prince's sister, said in the statement. "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."
The mayor of Chanhassen released his own statement, adding that he believes that opening Paisley Park is what Prince wanted. "Much of his vision and design activity for Paisley Park as a museum is already in place," Denny Laufenburger said. "He knew exactly how to showcase his production studio for his fans in preparation for this eventual outcome."
Tickets will go on sale starting August 26, and you can sign up for more information on . Shortly after Paisley Park opens, there will also be an official family tribute concert at U.S. Bank stadium in Minneapolis on October 13. Prince never had a will, so Bremer Trust is also figuring out who, other than his siblings, should inherit his estate, reports. Those decisions will also include Prince's music catalog and any unreleased recordings.