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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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Stunning historic mansion

Glensheen is a gem on the North Shore. Duluth's historic mansion has charm, beauty, history and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carol-Ann B
Duluth, Minnesota
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Outstanding restoration of a grand estate

Glensheen was built with total attention to detail, and has the most beautiful woods thoughout the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank BryantMinnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the "Full Mansion" Tour which gave us a guided tour of the third floor and attic and then self-guided time on the first, second, and basement floors and grounds. I want to go back and see more and spend more time checking out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eric L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with my husband and it's a very charming little visit. Budget about an hour of time. A trip back in history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christin Croll C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to tour this beautifully-preserved historic home again, especially at Christmas. It’s just an hour guided tour. Well worth it. Just wish they’d had more lights on in the halls and rooms we toured. Decorated Christmas trees offered most of the illumination. Go, if u...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KLW47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i visited when i was little and now i'm grown and decided to go back now that they have the 3rd floor and attack open. right now they have it decorated for christmas. they have a tree in almost all the rooms even the attack.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 622sarac622
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The house it gorgeous, and the amount of it that you can see on the general admission tour is pretty extensive. We didn't do the guided tour, but I've heard it provides a lot of history. If you get the chance go during Christmas time,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We took the basic tour of Glensheen and really enjoyed it. The day we visited the Duluth Winter Village was going on, so it was a very exciting time despite the chilly conditions. Even our walk outside down to Lake Superior was fun, as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wpkranz
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We went to the History Theater in St. Paul a couple of years ago and seen the play on the Congdon murder since then we have wanted to go visit the mansion. We did the full house tour so you get taken upstairs to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank savytraverlor43323
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit especially on the weekend of Duluth Winter Village. We will definitely be back

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!