Brucemore Offers Free Mansion Tours for Preservation Month

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Celebrate Preservation Month at Brucemore with free guided tours of the mansion Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Tours will begin approximately every 15 minutes with the last tour beginning at 3:00 p.m.

The 21-room Queen Anne style mansion and 26-acre park-like estate, built between 1884 and 1886, provides insight into Cedar Rapids’ rich history and Midwestern life in the early twentieth century.

In 1971, the National Trust created Preservation Week to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts around the country, and has since grown into an annual celebration for local communities to honor their past and help build their future.


For visitors with mobility restrictions

Accessibility is important to everyone at Brucemore and we look forward to making your visit convenient and comfortable.

  • A wheelchair lift provides access to the first floor of the Mansion.
  • A fully accessible restroom is available on the first floor of the Mansion, Visitor Center, and Chicken Coop.
  • A video tour with captions explains the site's history and incorporates images of the Mansion and grounds for individuals unable to climb the Mansion's stairs.
  • The Visitor Center, including the Brucemore Store and exhibitions, is fully accessible.
  • Wide sidewalks and roadways make the grounds wheelchair accessible.