Paisley Park, the 65,000-square-foot complex in Minnesota where Prince lived, recorded, and performed, will open to the public this fall.
Bremer Trust, the administrator of the pop star’s estate, announced the opening on Wednesday, which has the support of Prince’s family. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, with daily tours expected to begin Oct. 6.
The city of Chanhassen must still approve the plans, which aim to treat the suburban complex as a museum to Prince’s life and work. The trust will continue to own the property, and officials said they’re working with the family to create an advisory council for the park’s operations.
In a statement, Prince’s family said they were touched by the many fans who continue to stand at the property’s fence in tribute to the star. After Prince died in April at age 57, fans immediately gathered at the park to create a memorial.
Since its opening in 1985, Paisley Park has been not only Prince’s home but the centre of Prince’s creative endeavours. We continue to be moved by the endless number of fans from around the world who come to Paisley Park to stand outside and pay their respects to our brother. The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it. Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honour his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community. We are excited to open the doors of Paisley Park and share Prince’s magic with all of his fans.