prince's paisley park home to open to the public

Tickets to the visit the Purple One’s Minneapolis compound go on sale this Friday.

by Matthew Whitehouse
25 August 2016, 3:25pm

Six months after his death, Prince's Paisley Park home is set to open to the public. Occupying a 65,000 square-foot estate in Chanhassen, an outer suburb of Minneapolis, the project will be managed by the same company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland, with daily tours beginning in October.

"Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do," said the late musician's sister, Tyka Nelson in a 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."

According to plans -- which still require approval from the city planners -- tours of the compound will include the studio in which Prince recorded his biggest hits, the soundstage where he held his now legendary private shows, as well thousands of personal artefacts, including "iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles".

Tickets cost $38.50 (£29.10) and go on sale this Friday.


Text Matthew Whitehouse

Paisley Park