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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Beautiful home

We were visiting as a family, 4 adults and 4 children. We took the full tour and enjoyed it very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kristi H
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Always enjoyable

Parking: Free parking in a large paved lot. Bathrooms: We found bathrooms in the basement for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ruth D
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Reviewed yesterday

We were visiting as a family, 4 adults and 4 children. We took the full tour and enjoyed it very much. The children enjoyed the treasure hunt throughout the estate. The students were all very informative on the guided tour and gave us lots of...More

Thank Kristi H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parking: Free parking in a large paved lot. Bathrooms: We found bathrooms in the basement for public use. Tour: During the summer months they don't offer the classic tour as a guided tour as it gets too busy. We didn't make reservations and had to...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a site not to miss when visiting Duluth. College students are your tour guides and they are so knowledgeable and friendly- it was a wonderful tour and experience to learn about that family. One of the best tours I've been on in many...More

Thank barbara m
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's amazing how the super rich lived. Congdon's record was a good one, but he had to deal with robber barons like Carnegie and Rockefeller. The property is amazing. It's restored to original with their clothes, toys, furniture, etc.

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended the Full Mansion Tour and we were glad we did. I learn so much more when a passionate guide shares the story behind the landmark and our guide did just that. I gained an appreciation for the Congdon family, but also the...More

Thank Luv2Travel247365
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is very sad we couldn't enjoy to a great extent about their history and past due to students doesn't take the initiative to explain about the house. Yes, we took the self guide tour but we had no idea about the past of the house,...More

Thank Ausubo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on when we arrived, we were only able to go on the self guided tour. They can only let groups of 10 in at one time. So if you want to do a guided tour, I would highly suggest calling ahead and making reservations....More

Thank utopiachick2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to Duluth many times but never toured Glensheen. We are so glad we did this trip! It is a beautiful mansion. The UMD student guides were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the home and Congdon family. And the setting. And grounds are...More

Thank mnbirdee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before I visited Duluth, I heard from several people that Glensheen was a "must" do while in Duluth! While I wasn't blown away by the overall tour, the house is beautiful and the grounds are gorgeous, especially out by the boathouse! If you have some...More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

25 years ago this summer I moved to MN from San Diego. The next year my best friend came to visit me and we went to Glensheen. The pointed out the pineapples that decorate so much of the house and we were hooked. Ever since...More

Thank Kristin M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How long does the classic tour last? How long does the full house tour last? Thanks, N.
23 November 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?
14 September 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?
23 May 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