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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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Christmas Tour

We did the general admission tour around Christmas. Having been to the mansion the prior May, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew R
Farmington, Minnesota, United States
Taste of the Lumber Barron days

Duluthians are very proud to have this slice of history still open to the public. Walk the grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Finished in 1908, this Lake Superior 39-room mansion enjoys a rare, intact collection of original furnishings and art. Because of that, it closely resembles the days when the Congdon family first occupied it. Truly, it is Duluth's answer to Downton...more
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3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the general admission tour around Christmas. Having been to the mansion the prior May, the visit was much the same as the most basic tour other than the fact there was no guide this time. It was nice to go through at our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Duluthians are very proud to have this slice of history still open to the public. Walk the grounds and tour the mansion to get a feeling of what it was like to be one of Duluth's elite in the early 1900s. In the summer months,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! My favorite part about this amazing home were all the incredible light fixtures, but the carriage house also blew me away! I wish I lived closer so I could take all the different tours at different times of the year. Everyone working there was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shoelu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I were on an overnight trip to Duluth and she suggested we go snow-shoeing at Glensheen as she had heard about this through social media. What a wonderful time! The women at the ticket counter were incredibly helpful with telling us which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

This was an include attraction on our duluth city pass so we decided to go. Our kids all enjoyed it more than we thought and spent a lot of time looking around. Buy the $1 book for kids...it kept our boys engaged.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mn4boymom
Reviewed 16 February 2019

Glensheen is a beautiful home and a lovely glimpse into life along the shores of Lake Superior in the early 1900s. Almost everything is original, including much of the wallpaper. Chester Congdon was a St. Paul attorney, so it's fascinating to imagine him splitting his...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank s2mc
Reviewed 13 February 2019

I have been to the Congdon Estate many times over the years since 1979 and the place intrigues and interests me every time I go back! If you have been there before you learn something new every time you go. You can also take one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 274timothyj
Reviewed 29 January 2019

After driving by a thousand times on trips up the shore, we finally stopped to tour the mansion. We spent and hour roaming the house with our kids (14, 10). We did the "classic" tour and downloaded the app, which was fine but the app...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dtretsven
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Glensheen is a gem on the North Shore. Duluth's historic mansion has charm, beauty, history and mystery. It's a place to visit anytime of year where you can also enjoy the lake view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carol-Ann B
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Glensheen was built with total attention to detail, and has the most beautiful woods thoughout the building. It is an Arts & Crafts gem, with stained glass windows everywhere. It was decorated for Christmas when we were there and would be worth the trip for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Leslie S | Reviewed this property |
MikkFun - I don't remember what's available for the hearing impaired. When we went on our tour it was a very small group. Just my husband, me and another couple, then the tour guide. I would call them and ask to make... More
24 November 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Hello! The guided Classic Tour typically lasts about an hour. The guided Full-Mansion Tour typically last about an hour and a half. Thank you, Glensheen Marketing Manager
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15 September 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Typically we offer Flashlight Tours January - March!