Paisley Park estate, the home of rock star Prince who died in April, will officially open as a museum Friday, and thousands of visitors are expected to visit upon its opening.
The late singer’s home was cleared by Chanhassen City Council on Monday for rezoning so it could become a permanent museum location, CNN reported Tuesday.
With public tours kicking off Friday, it might be wise to grab a ticket soon, as both general admission and VIP tickets are still available and can be purchased through the Paisley Park website. Prices for early purchase tickets are available for $38.50 and general admission is available for $50. The museum will be open Thursdays through Sundays, and hopeful visitors can snag their tickets through December 2016.
VIP tours are also still available for $100 (plus $11.50 for the facility service fee). For the VIP tours, fans can expect a guided tour experience that will take them through the main floor of Paisley Park, which includes Prince’s recording studios where he recorded and produced some of his most legendary songs.
The tour will also include a walk through the sound stage and concert hall where the “Purple Rain” singer would rehearse for major concert tours and host private events and shows. The 100-minute tour will also include strolls through some of the performer’s other rooms and access to view “artifacts from the archives,” according to the Park website.
Paisley Park stands at 64,000 square feet and is located at 7801 Audubon Road in Chanhassen City, Minnesota, roughly 20 miles southwest of Minneapolis. It was constructed in the mid-1980s and was where Princes lived and record his music.
Prince, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, passed away at Paisley Park on April 21 at the age of 57 from an accidental opioid overdose. He had sold over 100 million records over a professional career that spanned roughly 37 years, with hit songs "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy," "When Doves Cry" and "Purple Rain" among countless others.
The museum is expected to draw around 600,000 visitors a year, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Fans could visit the property when it opened to the public for only three days, following the singer’s death in April.
“I think the city was very thoughtful in what they did,” Joel Weinshanker, the managing partner of Graceland Holdings that is overseeing the Paisley Park location, told the Minnesota Star Tribune.
“Prince’s museum is going to outlive us all.”