Prince's Paisley Park Will Open For Public Tours This Fall
Prince's Paisley Park Will Open For Public Tours This Fall

Prince Honored With His Very Own 'Paisley Park Day'

Prince's Paisley Park Will Open For Public Tours This Fall

Last week came the announcement that Prince's Paisley Park was officially opening as a museum, and now the city of Chanhassen has declared an official "Paisley Park Day" in honor of its grand opening.

Chanhassen Mayor Denny Laufenberger read the proclamation for the celebratory day inside the museum this past Friday (October 28), alongside Prince's longtime friend and studio manager Kirk Johnson and Trevor Guy, who worked closely with Prince in recent years.

"Prince was known to love all, and today we welcome the world to our city while extending an open invitation for fans to visit Chanhassen and this beautiful music landmark," Laufenberger wrote in the proclamation.

Laufenberger declared Friday "Paisley Park Day" after signing the rezoning papers that allowed the building to officially become a museum (after the city had indefinitely delayed its opening) Prior to this the Chanhassen City Council gave their final permission to allow the property to operate as a museum, which is expected to attract an estimated 600,000 tourists annually.

As most Prince fans know, The Purple One loved his home state dearly, which Laufenberger speaks to in the proclamation.

"No matter where his concert tours took him or how high his fame carried him, Prince was steadfastly devoted to Chanhassen and Minnesota, the city he called home and the state that inspired him," Laufenburger wrote.

Paisley Park is now open for tours, with tickets available for purchase here. Ticket prices range from $38.50 for general admission, to $100 for the VIP experience.

The announcement of the museum also comes shortly after the incredible Prince Tribute that was held in St. Paul. If you weren't there well, it was surely a party. Aside from headliners such as Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan, there were a number of other performers including the New Power Generation, Bilal, Andre Cymone and many, many others.

Read Laufenberger's proclamation for "Paisley Park Day" here (via The Current).