Historic Estate Open For Holiday Tours

The Brucemore Mansion is decked out in holiday decor for its annual programs and tours. Photo: Brucemore Mansion

For those in eastern Iowa, the Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids might spark childhood memories. Its annual holiday tours showcase the Queen Anne-style building in its best festive decor. And after being closed since March, the mansion has reopened for safe and socially distant tours.

Three tour packages are available: A Brucemore Christmas (a tour of the first floor, $10); A Children’s Christmas (a tour of the first floor, plus activities or children, $10); and Holiday Nights (an extended evening tour of three floors, $15). Visitors can also enjoy a sneak peek at the holidays at Brucemore through an online exhibit.

“We know that visiting Brucemore during the holidays is a tradition for many families,” said Tara Richards, director of community engagement, in a release. “Knowing what this experience means to so many people, we worked to find a safe way to allow the tradition to continue this year while keeping safety in mind.”This year’s programs have been designed to create distance between family groups, limit capacity, and minimize contact. Masks will be required of all people over the age of 2. Tours will be self-guided, allowing families to book a private time slot to start their visit and to explore on their own. Tickets will only be sold in advance.

Buy your tickets here.

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