Prince’s Paisley Park Estate to Open for Public Tours in October

(Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images)
(Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images)

Prince’s creative oasis, his Paisley Park compound outside Minneapolis, will be turned into a museum and opened for daily public tours in October, the administrator of the late icon’s estate announced Wednesday.

Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, said in a statement that this was always her brother’s goal. In fact, it was one of the first things she and her husband said publicly after Prince’s April 21 death from a drug overdose in an elevator at Paisley Park.

“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” Tyka Nelson said in the press release issued by Bremer Trust, the special administrator of Prince’s still-unresolved estate.

“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.”

“The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it,” according to the official statement by Prince’s siblings (his heirs include five half-siblings besides his full sister, Tyka).

“Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community.”

Tickets are set to go on sale Friday at 2 p.m. CT for tours starting Oct. 6 at OfficialPaisleyPark.com. No ticket price is available.

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USA TODAY