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Glensheen Estate

3300 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804
+1 218-726-8910
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Ranked #6 of 47 Attractions in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Finished in 1908, this Lake Superior 39-room mansion enjoys a rare, intact collection of original furnishings and art. Because of that, it closely... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was one of the titles of the tours offered at the Glensheen Estate, of which this tour is new, but it is not a complete tour of the house. If you want that, there is the standard tour and the extended tour. This tour goes behind the scenes and you will see the boat house, carriage house, the laundry... More

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Cambria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I was with 3 friends exploring the sights of Duluth and one of the four of us wanted to visit the estate. If you like this sort of thing, i.e. beautiful, historic artifacts that belonged to rich people, this was a very good experience. It was a little on the expensive side but since proceeds evidently benefit the university, I... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Travel back in time! This is an amazing home, built by Chester Congdon, for his family. Tours are very informative - describing another time in Duluth's history. I especially enjoy walking the grounds, seeing the flower beds.

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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

disliked: the price. I had sticker shock for the 4 of us. It was like $80-90! liked: it is a very nice place. the grounds are fairly well kept. The house is just lovely and we enjoyed the extended tour. This would be a great place to have a wedding.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I believe it was haunted. My family and i had some very strange moments in the glensheen. But it is very cool to see what life was like back then

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've driven by Glensheen many times and finally decided it was time to take the tour. I'm glad I did! I opted for the extended tour, which includes all the floors of the house. The regular tour only covers the first two floors, The guide was knowledgeable and made sure everyone in the group had time to see what was... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wish I would of done the bigger tour of the house.. The grounds are so pretty there.. Wish I would of spent more time walking around

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited the Congdon estate with my 9 year old and it was an amazing experience. The extended tour is great it takes you through all the floors of the mansion. Make sure that you arrive earlier than the tour time and stay after there is allot of grounds to visit. The gardens are amazing! And there is access to Lake... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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186 reviews 186 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'd wanted to go here for years, and did it with my daughter on our annual motorcycle trip. Very impressive!! Great tour guide. Many photo ops. It was worth the wait. If you have the time and are in the Twin Ports, I recommend it the tour....and of course check out the murders that make this place infamous. Owned now... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautiful place, with original fascinating furniture. Amazing garden, beautiful lake view. Cost about $15 for 3 floors, schedule tour run every 10 minutes.

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