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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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Address: 3300 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804
Phone Number: +1 218-726-8910
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Description: Finished in 1908, this Lake Superior 39-room mansion enjoys a rare, intact...
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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Something special-history you can touch

This is a wonderful preservation project. Thank you to all who lovingly care for it so that we can get an authentic glimpse of history. Walking the rooms provides an experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Excelsior, Minnesota
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Orlando, FL
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The house is nice and contains some cool history not to mention some neat architectural features. Sadly, we got saddled with a boring guide and obnoxious misbehaved children. Our guide spent one room texting then neglected to share the background of the family despite their rags to riches story. On top of that, we have multiple kids who acted out... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful preservation project. Thank you to all who lovingly care for it so that we can get an authentic glimpse of history. Walking the rooms provides an experience that gives context to every book you have ever read about the golden age and more. This is history you can feel in your bones and you will see... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I read that this mansion was haunted which is what attracted me to it. My boyfriend and I took the tour and it was cool to hear about the mansion and the family and the small details, but I was interested in the haunted part. When I asked the tour guide he said he wasn't allowed to talk about it... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We chose to do the expanded tour and we highly recommend this. We were allowed to go up to the third floor and also the attic of the mansion, something that up until now was not allowed. Our guide was new but handled herself well. They still will not address the crime that was committed here but they do sell... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been to England and have also viewed all episodes of the current PBS hit Downton Abbey. Glensheen, the Congdon Estate, was built around the same time period and bears many resemblances to the English mansion. We took a self-guided tour, which means one guide gives the visitors a brief overview of the house as he... More 

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Belgrade
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Timeless beauty. Tour guides are knowledgable and entertaining. My teenagers loved the tour as well.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to Glensheen for 20 years. I brought 2 12 year olds & 2 9 year olds & it was a lot of fun. Our tour guide was wonderful & she would tell us stuff that interested us adults & the kids. We chose the extended tour that included the 3rd floor & attic which I highly recommend.... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a great visit here at Glensheen. The mansion is amazing as are the grounds. Plenty of history information and a very friendly staff. The views are awesome and you will love it.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Glensheen Mansion is one-of-a-kind with a story to tell! This majestic home has so much to offer and you will love hearing all the stories not only about the amazing architecture but about the family that lived here! One of my favorite places!

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Morris, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is slightly expensive for the tour; the tour guides are good and they do much informing on the family and its history - the house is very neat - however - if you want to see all of the tour it is quite expensive and we would have had to wait 1 1/2 hours for that extensive tour to... More 

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Additional Information about Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

Address: Address: 3300 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804
Phone Number: +1 218-726-8910
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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