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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Amazing property

It's amazing how the super rich lived. Congdon's record was a good one, but he had to deal with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dale T
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Full Mansion Tour

A friend recommended the Full Mansion Tour and we were glad we did. I learn so much more when a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Evansville, Wisconsin
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's amazing how the super rich lived. Congdon's record was a good one, but he had to deal with robber barons like Carnegie and Rockefeller. The property is amazing. It's restored to original with their clothes, toys, furniture, etc.

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend recommended the Full Mansion Tour and we were glad we did. I learn so much more when a passionate guide shares the story behind the landmark and our guide did just that. I gained an appreciation for the Congdon family, but also the...More

Thank Luv2Travel247365
Reviewed 5 days ago

Is very sad we couldn't enjoy to a great extent about their history and past due to students doesn't take the initiative to explain about the house. Yes, we took the self guide tour but we had no idea about the past of the house,...More

Thank Ausubo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on when we arrived, we were only able to go on the self guided tour. They can only let groups of 10 in at one time. So if you want to do a guided tour, I would highly suggest calling ahead and making reservations....More

Thank utopiachick2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to Duluth many times but never toured Glensheen. We are so glad we did this trip! It is a beautiful mansion. The UMD student guides were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the home and Congdon family. And the setting. And grounds are...More

Thank mnbirdee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before I visited Duluth, I heard from several people that Glensheen was a "must" do while in Duluth! While I wasn't blown away by the overall tour, the house is beautiful and the grounds are gorgeous, especially out by the boathouse! If you have some...More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 1 week ago

25 years ago this summer I moved to MN from San Diego. The next year my best friend came to visit me and we went to Glensheen. The pointed out the pineapples that decorate so much of the house and we were hooked. Ever since...More

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here while leaving town at the advice of a friend. Glad we did. The mansion is really cool. We did the self guided tour, but each room had a very friendly and knowledgeable student to answer questions.

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was amazing. Our guide was a delight and the architecture and quality of everything that the family had put into the house was absolutely amazing. Wonderful history and worth checking out when you are in Duluth!

Thank clynekimmie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time we were able to see 3rd floor and the attic. It was very fun to see and amazing how these wealthy people lived. We thought the entire tour was narrated, but only part of it was. That turned out okay...More

Thank carolejg2016
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How long does the classic tour last? How long does the full house tour last? Thanks, N.
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
I have heard of a "flashlight tour" at night. Does this exist or was I misinformed?
14 September 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Typically we offer Flashlight Tours January - March!
Karen C
Is the mansion handicap accessible?
23 May 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
The main floor and lower level of the mansion are actually handicap accessible! We also provide videos of the second and third floor that are not handicap accessible so all can see what these non-accessible floors look like... More