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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Christmas Magic

The estate is beautifully decorated for the holidays, and the staff was knowledgeable. They gave us... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A fantastic overview tour!

I've always been interested in the history of this family and the mansion so my sister and I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Brighton, 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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“congdon family” (51 reviews)
“mansion tour” (41 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

The estate is beautifully decorated for the holidays, and the staff was knowledgeable. They gave us some very fun facts and stories that added to the tour. I will be back!

Thank CISChan
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've always been interested in the history of this family and the mansion so my sister and I decided to take a tour. We were short on time so we purchased tickets for the Classic Tour @ $15 per person. The private guided tour was...More

Thank dmasloski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place!!!! Staff is great. Would not go during another event Ever again though. Winter village was going on. Too busy not organized for transportation

Thank Linsey A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glensheen. I've been on the tour several times and lived at UMD when the infamous Congdon murder occurred. Being in the home makes it fun to envision what one would have lived like in the gilded era. The home is well-preserved and contains modern conveniences...More

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great tour, but no info on the murders that happened. When asked the tour guide ( in private) she said she wasn’t allowed to discuss I️ would recommend doing research on the net about this. There is even a book!

Thank CherieWiersmaClark
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Went on tour today at the Beautiful glensheen mansion. Tour-Guides are extremely smart, and have some of the amazing puns especially for being college students. I made sure to tip them for their work, after all they are college kids! They really know how to...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I went here on a girlfriend trip. We took the whole house tour and it was amazing. The craftsmanship of the woodworking and the history is really interesting. Love the mansion and the lake is still beautiful in the winter.

Thank Gayle M M
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We took the mansion tour and were delighted. Informative guide and impressive house, this was the home of the second richest Minnesotan (Hill) and employed all of the then modern conveniences of the day. You get a real feel for the family and their life....More

Thank Drbrooks4337
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had never stopped here, but after seeing the special that PBS aired we knew that we had to go! The estate is absolutely spectacular!!! The tour was very informative and the paths around the property are gorgeous! You could almost imagine what it must...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The grounds are beautiful this time of the year. It was a beautiful sunny day so the leaves were showing their best color. I didn't realize how much of the grounds you can walk around on. The tour is always super informative(I took the extended...More

Thank Ktfeck13
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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
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14 September 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Typically we offer Flashlight Tours January - March!