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Prince’s Paisley Park will open for tourists in October

A tribute built on the fence of Prince's Paisley Park Estate. (Photo: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Ever since Prince’s death in April, there’s been an ongoing conversation about what would become of his famous Paisley Park estate. The assumption so far has been that the Chanhassen, Minnesota compound—where the musician and actor both lived, and recorded multiple albums worth of music in his private studio—would be inherited by his siblings and half-siblings. Today, the Associated Press is reporting that plans are going forward to transform the estate into a museum to the artist’s life, with Graceland Holdings—the company that operates the museum built out of Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion—operating the tours.

Paisley Park will open to the purple-loving public on October 6, according to the trust company overseeing the estate. Tickets for the 70-minute tours will run you $38.50, with VIP packages available for Prince superfans. The tour will include Prince’s recording studio, as well as “iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles,” and, presumably, a glimpse of the basketball court where Charlie Murphy once got taken to school.


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