Prince’s private estate and studio to open for tours

The private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince will open for daily public tours from October 6, it has been announced.

The Paisley Park tours will be managed by the company that runs Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate.

Bremer Trust said millions of Prince fans will get the chance to tour the 65,000 sq ft complex in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, where Prince, 57, collapsed and died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.

“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” said Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson. 

“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 tours will be run by Graceland Holdings, which has overseen Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, since 1982, according to the museum’s business plan.

Graceland, where Presley died in 1977, has welcomed more than 20m visitors since opening, averaging more than 600,000 annually.


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