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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 !

This is a very stunning home! Beautiful woodwork and the mansion is overall in great shape... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DH781
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Great for the whole family

We went on the 1 hour self-guided tour. We were worried that our younger boys would not enjoy it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thelabby5
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Mason City, Iowa
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very stunning home! Beautiful woodwork and the mansion is overall in great shape considering it's age. Staff and docents were friendly and very knowledgeable. The setting is along Lake Superior with a great waterfront view. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank DH781
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on the 1 hour self-guided tour. We were worried that our younger boys would not enjoy it, but we were pleasantly surprised. We bought them the treasure hunt books and it kept them busy and interested throughout the whole house (the self-guided tour...More

Thank Thelabby5
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour was an hour long and unguided, but we saw everything we wanted to in that time. Very interesting house and history. The tour guides stationed throughout the house were knowledgeable and helpful, but had clearly been told that they could not say anything...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful home and woodwork in this home. Staff was friendly and able to answer questions on our self guided tour.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful home and grounds on Lake Superior. I took a self-guided tour and found it to be very interesting. If you want to take a guided tour you really need to make reservations in advance.

Thank 3MG1949
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Fairlawn Mansion last year in Superior and had to make our way to Glensheen this year. We did the full house tour which took about two hours. We loved it! The house is amazing with nearly all of the...More

Thank Lon B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'd go back. We did the classic tour for 2 adults 2 children. It was about 45 for the self guided tour. I enjoyed viewing the mansion, it's a very unique place and amazing how the furniture and curtains were still intact. The only downfall...More

Thank Crystal949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the Classic Tour at Glensheen Mansion. Was a beautiful house but they only do self guided tours during peak season. Did the guided tour several years ago of the main levels and was significantly better creating a much better experience. It is a great...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Self-paced is probably a better description of this tour as there are docents in every room ready to point out special notes about each room. It is wonderful to be able to stay for as long or short of a time in each room along...More

1  Thank trainman54
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the tour guide was very good and very friendly. I didn't know anything about the Glensheen murder. But the house was huge and neat with the all the beautiful fireplaces and doors. I did the full mansion tour with my Mom and my...More

Thank Lindsay M S
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MikkFun
6 July 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
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Msp30
24 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
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Dan H
15 September 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Typically we offer Flashlight Tours January - March!
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