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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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I had been on a tour when I was a young girl and thought it would be fun to go again as an adult... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2016
Lori M
Wonderful Guide!

I haven't been here since I was a child and completely enjoyed the tour. It was an extremely warm... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2016
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

I had been on a tour when I was a young girl and thought it would be fun to go again as an adult. We had a most excellent guide, Wes. He is very passionate about Glensheen and very knowledgeable! Much like the Mansion, he...More

Thank Lori M
Glensheen1908, Public Relations Manager at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2016

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Glensheen. We'll be sure to print out your review and post it where our tour guides can see it. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. It means so much to the staff who...More

Reviewed February 28, 2016

I haven't been here since I was a child and completely enjoyed the tour. It was an extremely warm February day filled with sun and a great group included in the tour. Our guide was more than excellent! He was knowledgeable and didn't rush us...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2016

The extended tour was great although we weren't able to tour the out building like the stable building because of it being winter time. We were able to get a discount by using a coupon from the Entertainment coupon book which helped defray some of...More

Thank BigMinnie
Reviewed February 21, 2016

This huge mansion give an idea of an era in this area. I am a lover of historic houses, to appreciate the evolution of the buildings and the trends of the era when they were built. Actually estate is well preserved and the long tour,...More

Thank elmapuertorico
Reviewed February 19, 2016

This is an amazing house, especially for as old as it is. The history is so very cool and the story behind the families Buisness and private life is very interesting. The coolness factor of the houses amenities for that old of house is unreal....More

Thank chris h
Reviewed February 15, 2016

We didn't know much of the history of the Glensheen mansion prior to walking the house. The person that guided us on the tour was young and didn't really have much experience, but overall he was good. The takeaway from our visit was that our...More

Thank wega233
Reviewed February 15, 2016

It was amazing to find out that EVERYTHING used to build the beautiful house had to be brought in by boat. The attention to detail was unbelievable!

Thank Steve F
Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is an awesome tour put on by students that go to UMD.. A little pricey but it is a perfect summer activity-- tour the house and gardens then sit by the lake for a bit! Only disappointment is the price to go to the...More

Thank Ana M
Reviewed February 2, 2016

This home was built by a minister's son who become an attorney / iron ore land speculator in Northern Minnesota.. The Glensheen home is a wonderful piece of architectural history and the home of the Congdon family. The home has 29 rooms spread over 27,000...More

Thank clpj
Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

With new leadership, the Glensheen has opened up to many more family friendly events on the grounds and seems to be trying to appeal to the repeat audiences. We loved the old way as well, so won't say one is better, but if you've already...More

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How long does the classic tour last? How long does the full house tour last? Thanks, N.
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
I have heard of a "flashlight tour" at night. Does this exist or was I misinformed?
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Typically we offer Flashlight Tours January - March!
Karen C
Is the mansion handicap accessible?
May 22, 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
The main floor and lower level of the mansion are actually handicap accessible! We also provide videos of the second and third floor that are not handicap accessible so all can see what these non-accessible floors look like... More