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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Worth the visit

This place was very interesting. There was a lot of Lake Superior and local history. Our guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Quite Fun

This is a fun place to visit. I love how sturdy the build quality is and how each room has a... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was very interesting. There was a lot of Lake Superior and local history. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The estate is remarkably preserved and is located on the shores of Lake Superior. A must see.

Thank tommyboyks
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fun place to visit. I love how sturdy the build quality is and how each room has a theme. Not sure i'd like to have lived in this time period, but would be fun to spend a few days in the life...More

Thank pattycakesmn
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife read an article that said Glensheen was one of the top 10 mansions in the entire U.S. of A. to tour. So I surprised her with a visit to Duluth with Glensheen as the centerpiece. It was, in a word, amazing. Sally in...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the basic tour, which includes the first and second floors, and the basement. You are also free to tour the gardens before and after your tour. It is almost completely furnished with the original furniture of the family. The woodwork is gorgeous. There...More

Thank Seahorse825
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting family in Duluth, we stayed in a hotel very near the mansion and grounds. Glensheen was not difficult to find. The tour was fascinating and quite the step back in time. We had a lovely college student tour guide. I would suggest that...More

Thank MaryH09
Reviewed 6 days ago

The house is unique, as the furniture is the owner's original, as not a lot of stately houses have. The classic tour led by a student is well worth it. $2 off coupon in Duluth magazine. The grounds slope down to the water.

Thank Allison K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping to just walk the grounds but, it was not allowed without purchasing a ticket .They also were not dog friendly, even on the grounds. We passed visiting.

1  Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mansion is so beautiful and different. My husband even enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and admission price was reasonable.

Thank coffeelover453
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Glensheen for the last tour of the day at 4 PM on a Wednesday. We did the full tour, which was outstanding. This house is noted for the architecture, fine detail and original furnishings which were left in the house when it was...More

Thank meyerla
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about the happenings at Glensheen Mansion, but the tour gave an entire different view of what I was reading. We were able to see how they lived in the late 1800's and the vast wealth they had. The Home still has all of...More

Thank Kona Luau
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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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