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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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Glad we finally went!

It was worth the time and money to see this estate. It is a lovely estate and you can almost feel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cambridge, Minnesota
A Must See if you are in the Area!!!

This is a wonderful tour of a very significant family/home of the era. We had a great tour guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barnum, Minnesota
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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
+1 218-726-8910
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was worth the time and money to see this estate. It is a lovely estate and you can almost feel yourself transporting back to the time the family lived there. The thought of being self sustaining and seeing how they made it happen was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderful tour of a very significant family/home of the era. We had a great tour guide to tell us very interesting information about the home and family. We did the full house tour and go to see the attic. The gardens and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This attraction is operated by the University of Minnesota and employs many students to explain the various rooms of the large home. The Congdon family is interesting and I suggest reading up on it a bit before visiting, if possible. The gardens, both flower and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For $24/person, the Full Mansion tour should have been at least a fun and informative experience. We were bored and our guide didn’t seem interested in giving tours or being around people. When he wasn’t griping about the slow pace of projects at the estate...More

Thank Anita W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this tour immensely. Everything in the house is original and as it was when the owners left the house. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered every question. This was a highlight of our Duluth experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the very first thing we did on our trip. This home was amazing. From the garden to the water fountain this home was very beautiful. There was so much to see I wish we did back to back tours to see it all...More

Thank Klegbaby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a journey to the history of a wealthy Duluthian. This mansion is full of local history and wonderful antiques. Nothing was spared in the building of this mansion and grounds. Truly wonderful guided tour. Did I mention the murders that took place here?

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the full tour and highly recommend it to anyone. The grounds, the mansion are all amazing. UMD has done an incredible job preserving and restoring this estate, whether it be reconstructing, repairing, or recreating various furnishings, decor, or structure (construction). Besides the shear...More

Thank FXDWGI06
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the full tour after booking it online a few weeks beforehand. We had taken the tour many years ago but wanted to see an updated version now that it was run by the University of Minnesota. We checked in for the tour and...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the classic tour. Tour was interesting. The guide was okay. I’m glad we stopped here as it was fun to tour the grounds more than the inside. I really enjoyed all the paths and bridges and landscaping. I don’t know if I would...More

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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!