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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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We have visited Glensheen on several occasions. It is always a special treat! It is so beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Kristine T
Fun to see so much more of the house and grounds

We did the full house tour. Enjoyed seeing previously "not open to the public" areas. Appreciated... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Jean G
St. Paul, MN
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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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3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

We have visited Glensheen on several occasions. It is always a special treat! It is so beautiful and interesting to hear about the history of this magnificent house!

Thank Kristine T
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We did the full house tour. Enjoyed seeing previously "not open to the public" areas. Appreciated the guided part of the tour and also the fact that there were so many docents available throughout the self guided areas.. It's clear much effort has gone into...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Beautiful, fully furnished home built in 1908 and lived in until recently. Furnishings are gorgeous, grounds are gorgeous, and you can get a feel for how the upper crust lived in 1908.

Thank nanalibrarian
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This home mansion is huge and has many out buildings as well. The grounds are large and beautifully maintained with flowers and bushes. Many of the rooms have the original furnishings and there is information posted about the rooms as you enter. There are people...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Walking around Glensheen was pretty breath taking. The rooms were period correct along with the furniture. My biggest problem was that the guided tour was twice the amount of an unguided tour and if you did not pay for the guided tour it was basically,...More

Thank Tanya R
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went here after we could not get into the tall ships. We did not have advance tickets and made the last self guided tour of the day. It was awesome. Each room had very knowledgeable, engaged and interesting staff who obviously loved telling you...More

1  Thank Lissa W
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This was our 4th or 5th visit, but instead of having one docent who was with us all the time, she was only with us on the 3rd floor and then you were on your own. They had docents in each area but they only...More

1  Thank Ann C
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Our second time at Glensheen, the first for our grandkids ages 10 & 13. Kids loved it. Guided & self guided tours. The tour is timeless. The amenities, for the 1800s are amazing.

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great story and amazing history contained in the mansion. Definitely worth the price to visit and get a little more history about Duluth.

1  Thank dogsInTheWoods
Reviewed August 21, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by this visit. We saw the play down in the Twin Cities and wanted to visit immediately. Book tickets early if you are pressed for time, we walked up and we had to come back later for openings on the guided...More

1  Thank hey0u812
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from Leslie S | Reviewed this property |
MikkFun - I don't remember what's available for the hearing impaired. When we went on our tour it was a very small group. Just my husband, me and another couple, then the tour guide. I would call them and ask to make... More
November 23, 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
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Typically we offer Flashlight Tours January - March!