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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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A Gorgeous, Interesting Manor House to Tour - Well Worth a Visit!

My family and I did the Standard Tour of the house and it was delightful. The hour-long tour was informative, just the right length and tour guide was very good. This was my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Albany, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My family and I did the Standard Tour of the house and it was delightful. The hour-long tour was informative, just the right length and tour guide was very good. This was my third visit and definitely the best. UofM, which owns the estate now, has invested $2M in improvements and it is just lovely. Before or after the tour... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited 7/16/2015. My family did the extended tour. It was the first tour of the day and since it was quite warm that week, going early (9AM) was very comfortable in the non-air conditioned house. My favorite part of the house was the breakfast area and the game room/family room area in the basement. The grounds are lovely and we... More 

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Hawley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Take the extended tour if you can! It was fun to see some of the areas not available for the standard tour plus it is limited to 10 people so the group is much smaller. Our guide was awesome despite the sweltering heat of the day.

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Deer River, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The people in charge did a good job. Service was good as well as the food. It was a very hot day for a wedding. Fans were provided which help. There were people on hand to answer any questions about the mansion. Impressive for what they were able to accomplish in those times.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visit Glensheen every year on our annual trip and we learn something new each time! Love the mansion and all the stories!

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Solon Springs, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This mansion is huge and it is just like walking back into time. There are many new changes happening that are not listed in the Tour Books. There are outdoor music concerts in the summer. Now Self Guided Tours. And currently there are special promotions for Duluth Residents to get in free with another paid admission. There is a lot... More 

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Crystal, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Took the new nooks and crannies tour. Four people on the tour. The regular house tour is not included so I can't recommend this tour if you've never had the official tour. Includes the 2nd floor of carridge house, boat house, parts of 1st & 2nd floors, furniture cubbies, a 1908 ledger of Chester Congdon, original boiler room, central vacuum... More 

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Willmar, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Fun to see a home built so long ago and still so preserved. Beautiful grounds. We had a very knowledgable tour guide. Fun to see.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Glensheen is such a historic place, with a great story to back it up. Have been there once, and are going back soon. We only did a portion of the tour. I just watched a show about Glensheen and the murder and now have to visit again just to see where some of this took place. Creepy, but so cool!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing house, 90% original furnishings, freedom to walk around the grounds at your own pace. Really a beautiful experience.

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Additional Information about Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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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