BrucemoreA Distinctive Destination
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A National Trust Historic Site, Brucemore is a living landmark that charts the history of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The independent nonprofit preserves and shares the estate through innovative, collaborative programming that inspires those who visit today.
Today, Brucemore’s 26-acre, park-like estate invites exploration of the site’s history, gardens, grounds, and 21-room mansion through a variety of events and opportunities. The Queen Anne architecture, 1925 Grant Wood Sleeping Porch, 1929 Skinner player pipe organ, and 1930s Grizzly Bar and Tahitian Room reflect the vibrant history of remarkable people.
Home to three generations of community builders, the site recalls stories of industrialists and immigrants, philanthropists and farmers, and artisans and architects during a century of innovation. The changes they made to their estate, the impact they had on their community, and the stories they left behind shape our understanding of modern Cedar Rapids, eastern Iowa, and the American Midwest.
Brucemore is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by Brucemore, Inc.
Benefits for National Trust Members
Free admission on regular guided mansion tours: one adult for Individual Members; two adults and all children under 18 years of age in the immediate family for other Members.
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The National Trust's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund has awarded $3 million in grants to 40 places preserving Black history.See the List