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A Glimps of Days Gone By

A picture of Victorian Elegance. Stunning craftsmanship that has stood the test of time with a... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
histgeek17
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
A fun and interesting peak into the past

Christie does a great tour of an historic home in Grand Rapids. She has done a great deal of... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2016
susangG9840SC
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Minneapolis
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Nov 9, 2017
“Unique house of Grand Rapids history.”
May 17, 2017
“A Glimps of Days Gone By”
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Take a step back in time as you tour the historic Gilbert Mansion, once home to one of the most prominent families in northern Minnesota. On your tour you will see 17 rooms of the mansion as you learn about the Gilbert family and early Grand Rapids...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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719 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2621
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Beautifully decorated and restored grand house. Very early residence involved in the start of the city. Tour shares history. Meals can be booked, for groups, and special occasions.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

A picture of Victorian Elegance. Stunning craftsmanship that has stood the test of time with a little TLC from Christie and her family. A walk through the past with this house.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank histgeek17
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Christie does a great tour of an historic home in Grand Rapids. She has done a great deal of research into the Gilbert home and family members. She has also brought back the house to its original elegance and shows you how a wealthy family...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank susangG9840SC
Reviewed August 5, 2016

The hostess obviously loves this house and its history. Very interesting tour with beautiful furnishings and architecture.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank SUZANNE M
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took the tour. There were six of us in the group and the lady who owns the mansion conducts the tour. Every room is beautifully restored and there is an interesting story around every corner. The floors, the many built-ins, the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Texan78541
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing tour of a historic mansion in Grand Rapids. I would highly recommend this tour. You don't have to do the tea and lunch. They offer just tours as well. We saw 17 gorgeous rooms on the tour. The tour guide/owner was so...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank 366beckyf
Reviewed May 15, 2016

What a great place for a private party! The owners of the mansion prepared and served a lovely meal. Afterwards, we took a tour of the mansion. You will love the detail and history provided by the tour guide. A very memorable evening.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank STEVEN B
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Great Place to have a Birthday Party! very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the Mansion! Must see if are a local of Grand Rapids area and a must see if you are visiting from another area!! AAA+++

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank larry92353
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. A unique place for the area. If you are a visitor to the area or even somewhat local, I recommend taking the hour tour. When my girlfriend and I went they were still remodeling some areas of the house but...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank travis132019
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I had the opportunity to to view this a couple of years ago, it has some neat aspects and even a ballroom on upper level

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Robert43118
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Rosemary S
June 17, 2016|
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Response from CGMN24 | Property representative |
The home is not handicap accessible by today's standards, however one of the Gilbert children lived in this home in a wheelchair for more than 20 years. The main floor is very easy to navigate with a walker or wheelchair.
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