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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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Wow! Totally unexpected!

What a wonderful estate, so well preserved. Very knowledgeable tour guides. Lots of history about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
cool old mason

we took the clasic tour which is about an hour. the tour guild was very knowlegable and freindly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mark b
Altoona, Wisconsin
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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 2 days ago

What a wonderful estate, so well preserved. Very knowledgeable tour guides. Lots of history about the area and what life was like then.

Thank HemlockHill12
Reviewed 2 days ago

we took the clasic tour which is about an hour. the tour guild was very knowlegable and freindly. the building itself was absoluly gorgeous. if you like old buildings this is a must see. we are planning a summer trip so we can see the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually see how the rich lived a life of elegance and beauty on the shores of the beautiful Lake Superior.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mansion is beautiful and innovative for its time. It was built for a family to actually live in, not just to show off wealth. We took the full tour, which I would recommend. It was raining so we weren't able to see the grounds....More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to visit Glensheen on a beautiful fall day. Such a great time walking through the historic home and the surrounding grounds. Take the time to read the book provided as you get to each area. Many interesting facts!

Thank J_and_T12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant home with so many wonderful details. Grand but still human-scale. Excellent craftsmanship in every inch.Not to be missed.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. A lot of walking and many stairs, but worth the trip. A little spendy. I wasn't happy with the way tours are now done as before the guide took us through all the floors and now really only the second floor...More

Thank Di3MN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us took the full tour of the mansion and grounds. Very interesting and beautiful. Intricate woodwork and tables made in Minneapolis and shipped up to Duluth. I would love to go again in the summer and see the beautiful flowers in bloom. Worth...More

Thank pepsiface1941
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. We visited from a neighboring state. It was gorgeous in October with blazing fall colors throughout the property. The inside was meticulously maintained and the curators were kind, knowledgeable and passionate about the experience. We did the classic tour but wished...More

Thank JaimieMB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to include a bit of history in your vacation, don't miss the Glensheen Estate tour. For starters, the grounds are a beautiful Lake Superior front property. The inside tour of 39 rooms is fascinating and the guides are knowledgeable, pleasant and patient.

Thank CindyLou L
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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!