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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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Beautiful home

I enjoyed learning about Duluth and about the history of the area. The home is a real treat, you can just imagine coming there for a grand party or a garden party.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Minneapolis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed learning about Duluth and about the history of the area. The home is a real treat, you can just imagine coming there for a grand party or a garden party.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We take the tour every few years and learn something new each time. Love the history of the place, like going back in time. Educational in such an interesting way. Love this in the winter !!

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Rush City, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This mansion is a great piece of history. The house is wonderfully preserved early 1900 mansion. We took the tour of the full house and loved it. We visited every room including the attic. The grounds are very nice and even the house barns are very educational. A don't miss activity for the entire family.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Definitely a place you should visit if you have not been to the Glensheen before. It is an 8 acre estate built in the early 1900's that features a tour of the Mansion, Horse stables, and gardens. A beautiful place to visit any season, but I would recommend going during the spring/summer when all the flowers are blooming!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I absolutely have always loved the mystery and romance of this iconic historical home. Once moving here about 4 years ago, I truly learned more about how the Congdon Family was so instrumental in so many things that has economically affected our entire state, it's as impressive as the Estate. One of my favorite new additions to the Estate is... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The University has done an outstanding job of maintaining and authentically presenting this historical site that represents living and business in the State of Minnesota during a remarkable era of growth in America.

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Columbus, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This mansion is gorgeous on the Harbor in Duluth. Behind the gates, there lies a mystery. This architectural landmark is famous for that mystery and is simply filled with history. If you get the chance to visit, I would recommend doing so in order to form your own opinions on what really goes on in the mansion. :P

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Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Visited Glensheen mansion in April. I've also been there in the past when the garden's are in full bloom and also in the fall. I keep going back because the place is amazing and is a snapshot in time. Very informative tour and love how they've maintained the character of the estate. Don't pass it by!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This tour is wonderful! It is a must see if you are in Duluth. It is like a piece frozen in time! My guide did talk about the room and gave some history.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Extended tour is very informative and very interesting. You get to see the whole house including the 3rd floor and the attic. The extended tours have a group limit of 10 people so that makes is nice as well. The mansion is amazing and a must see in Duluth!

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