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KCRG A-List Results
- 2014 Best Museum 4th Place
- 2013 Best Museum 5th Place
- 2013 Best Gift Shop nominated
- 2013 Best Flowers nominated
- 2012 Best Gift Shop nominated
- 2012 Best Museum 3rd Place
- 2012 Best Flowers 4th Place
- 2011 Best Flowers nominated
- 2011 Best Museum nominated
- 2011 Best Flowers 3rd Place
- 2010 Best Flowers 1st Place
- 2008 Best Flowers 5th Place
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About this Place
You can't experience Brucemore by looking at a screen! Grab the family, take a tour of the mansion, stroll the gardens, pack a picnic, and attend outdoor theatre. Brucemore, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a historic house museum and community cultural center.
Once home to three prominent Cedar Rapids families, Brucemore now offers year-round activity ranging from learning about life in the early 20th century to enjoying live cultural performances. Often considered the community’s home, Brucemore’s 26-acres is alive with concerts, festivals, performances, children’s programming, garden walks, specialty tours, and more.
Irene Douglas, matriarch of the second family at Brucemore, had a passion for flowers that has been continued with the full-service Brucemore Cutting Gardens Flower Shop. Specializing in signature garden style arrangements, Brucemore’s floral designers pride themselves in creating unique and long-lasting arrangements. To place an order, please call 319-362-1004.
The Brucemore Store, often considered Cedar Rapids’ best kept secret, features seasonal home décor, hostess gifts, gardening books, children’s toys, candles, local artwork, and Brucemore memorabilia. For more information about the Brucemore Store, call 319-362-7375.
Guided mansion tours are offered on the hour Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. (March through December). Tours begin on the hour. Reservations are not required for groups of 15 or fewer. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children between the ages of 6 and 18, and free to Brucemore members.