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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Site seeing trip

We decided to stop in and learn a little history. This tour was great and informative. It really... read more

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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We have driven by this mansion several times and often said we have to take the tour some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Owatonna, 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 Abbey. Situated on a wooded lot, the home boasts spectacular views of Lake Superior, as well as, multiple gardens including formal, flower and vegetable. Guests are also encouraged to explore the carriage house, boat house, stone bridge and pier. Children enjoy the pebbled beach for hours of rock skipping while parents take in a sit on one of Adirondack chairs. Be sure to check out Glensheen as part of your must-do Duluth bucket list.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to stop in and learn a little history. This tour was great and informative. It really kept to its original preserved home. The tour guide was knowledgeable about even the small details to the home. The map for kids was fun to keep...More

Thank 486mindil
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have driven by this mansion several times and often said we have to take the tour some day...well, some day finally came. It was a Monday afternoon and we opted for the classic tour. Our tour was the last one of the day and...More

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We purchased early which is a good idea if you have more than a couple. We purchased the full mansion tour 26.00 which was very interesting. Our tour guide was Sydney and she was very knowledgeable. Answered a lot of our questions and had a...More

Thank trooper198
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was a docent at Glensheen in the last century, and one of the frequent comments I received was "great tour, but I wish I could go at my own pace." I recently toured the home again with a friend from Seattle, and was pleased...More

Thank Snowflake1307
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the full mansion tour. I would buy tickets in advance. I felt it was worth the money. You can also explore the grounds and shoreline.

Thank MomStewart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has so many fascinating things to learn. Every time I go I learn something new. This is a big part of Duluths history. Highly recommended for locals and tourists!

Thank 290cassiey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the more expensive tour and it was a good choice. I had toured Glensheen in the early 90's and it wasn't a very good tour. There wasn't nearly as much to see then as there was now. We even were taken into the...More

Thank Minnesotan_2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check the website to plan your visit; the place closes for private events sometimes, and there are a variety of different tour options. Our tour was a bit claustrophobic with many people crowding in to small, roped-off areas in each room, a guide brought up...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well managed by the University of Minnesota, this impressive built in the days before income tax home is really something to behold. All original to 1908 with beautiful wood trim, stained glass windows and so much more. Sitting on the shore of Lake Superior...More

Thank JandG_LaPorte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour and spectacular Estate. Plan ahead as tour buses may have bought up the entire first hour of tours, as happened to us.

Thank Northrnlites
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5 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
23 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
Dan H
14 September 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Typically we offer Flashlight Tours January - March!

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