Glensheen, Historic Congdon Estate

Glensheen Mansion at Christmas!

There are 25 Christmas trees on display throughout the historic mansion, as well as 25 hidden elves for people to find while on any of the three Christmas tours. The self-guided General Admission is perfect for families. All 25 Christmas trees and all 25 elves can be found on the General Admission tour. The Full Mansion tour is guided on two floors of the mansion, and self-guided on the remaining floors (General Admission floors). There is also the guided, Candlelight Christmas tour where you can experience the magic of the trees at night. For the Congdon family, who built the mansion in the early 1900s, Glensheen was a special place at Christmas and was one of the few times the family all gathered together so Congdon Christmas stories are highlighted on tour. Christmas tours are available daily from Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Jan. 5 (Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 24 & 25). Extended, late tour hours are available Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 28.

Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. Our 7-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.

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Latitude: 46.816403 Longitude: -92.049456 Elevation: 644 ft
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Glensheen Mansion

Seasons Open

Open year-round. Hours vary by season.

Hours Open

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


General Admission- $18, Full Mansion Tour- $30

Eco-Friendly Notes

Glensheen offers a transportation discount for those guests arriving by foot, bike, kayak or any non-motorized vehicle. This discount is valid for $2 off the Standard Tour. 

Accessibility Notes

Glensheen is ADA compliant. 

Pet Friendly Notes

Glensheen welcomes service animals. All other fury friends should be left at home. 

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