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Prince’s compound, Paisley Park, will open as a museum on Oct. 6

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Paisley Park (Courtesy BOTO Design Architects)
Paisley Park (Courtesy BOTO Design Architects)

Four months after the singer Prince died, representatives of his estate announced that his Paisley Park recording studio and residence will be turned into a museum and will open to the public for tours starting on October 6.

Graceland Holdings, the company that runs Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate as a visitor attraction, will operate Paisley Park, located in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday at $38.50 per person.

Prince Rogers Nelson died on April 21 of a drug overdose and his body was found in an elevator on the property. Bremer Trust, the administrator of his estate, and Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson, disclosed plans to convert the property into a museum this week.

It will be a new chapter for the $10 million, 65,000-square-foot compound at 7801 Audubon Road. It was designed by California architect Bret Thoeny of BOTO Design Architects, named after Prince’s 1985 song, and opened on September 11, 1987, when Prince was 29.

During a roughly one-hour tour, visitors will be able to see Prince’s recording and editing studios, rehearsal rooms soundstage and concert hall, as well as artifacts such as his wardrobe, musical instruments, motorcycles, and awards.

“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” Nelson said in a press release issued by Bremer Trust.

“Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime,” Nelson said. “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.”

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