Free

Glensheen Christmas PhotoMeet

Glensheen is hosting a Christmas photography event for all.

You don’t need to be an Instagrammer or a part of any club to attend. The event is free, and all photographers are welcome!

The mansion will be open for you to explore and capture our 25+ Christmas Trees, hundreds of feet of garland and, of cours,e maybe snap a picture of a hidden elf or two.

Please keep in mind that we will be inside the mansion. Glensheen is a museum and we still have our “no touching” policy to best preserve the mansion. We know it can be tough as cozy as the Christmas decor makes it feel. Please be mindful of this with tripods and setting up your shot.

The sun is set to rise at 7:47 am. Feel free to get a good sunrise photo too! As always we encourage you to roam the estate and explore all 12 acres.

We will be ready to go with coffee on from Duluth Coffee Company!


We love to re-share photos from these events on our social media pages! If you are sharing your images on social media please tag @Glensheen and use #glensheenchristmas.

A prize for the Best Photo will be awarded! The best photo will win a Candlelight Christmas Tour for two.


Public tours of the mansion begin at 9:00 am. Therefore, the event will promptly end at 9:00 am. You are welcome to roam the grounds afterward!

Thank you to our friends at the Duluth Superior Camera Club, Destination DuluthMNCommunity Duluth and MNCommunity for partnering with us!

Duluth Winter Village

Join us at the 2017 Duluth Winter Village! It will be back again at Glensheen: Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

Tour the Mansion and peruse your favorite local shops surrounded by the warmth of the holidays. The Duluth Winter Village takes place on the grounds of Glensheen, an estate built by one of Duluth’s most well-known entrepreneurs. There’s no better time and place to celebrate the holidays with the people who make Duluth so great.
Duluth Winter Village is a free event. Purchase tours of Glensheen Mansion at glensheen.org.
For parking and more information about Duluth Winter Village please visit, duluthwintervillage.com

Duluth Winter Village

Join us at the 2017 Duluth Winter Village! It will be back again at Glensheen: Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

Tour the Mansion and peruse your favorite local shops surrounded by the warmth of the holidays. The Duluth Winter Village takes place on the grounds of Glensheen, an estate built by one of Duluth’s most well-known entrepreneurs. There’s no better time and place to celebrate the holidays with the people who make Duluth so great.
Duluth Winter Village is a free event. Purchase tours of Glensheen Mansion at glensheen.org.
For parking and more information about Duluth Winter Village please visit, duluthwintervillage.com

Secrets of Glensheen

Secrets of Glensheen is BACK by popular demand!

Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, will showcase various objects from the Glensheen collection that have been hidden out-of-sight to visitors.

Milissa is responsible for the proper care and preservation of the objects in the mansion. Therefore, she sees all of the cool and interesting objects in Glensheen’s collection every day. More often than not, these are objects the public rarely has the opportunity to see.

Milissa will give an in-depth history of each object and perhaps even why the Congdon family acquired the item.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and get up close to these rarely-seen objects.


Guests will enter at the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.

Secrets of Glensheen

Secrets of Glensheen is BACK by popular demand!

Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, will showcase various objects from the Glensheen collection that have been hidden out-of-sight to visitors.

Milissa is responsible for the proper care and preservation of the objects in the mansion. Therefore, she sees all of the cool and interesting objects in Glensheen’s collection every day. More often than not, these are objects the public rarely has the opportunity to see.

Milissa will give an in-depth history of each object and perhaps even why the Congdon family acquired the item.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and get up close to these rarely-seen objects.


Guests will enter at the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.

Secrets of Glensheen

Secrets of Glensheen is BACK by popular demand!

Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, will showcase various objects from the Glensheen collection that have been hidden out-of-sight to visitors.

Milissa is responsible for the proper care and preservation of the objects in the mansion. Therefore, she sees all of the cool and interesting objects in Glensheen’s collection every day. More often than not, these are objects the public rarely has the opportunity to see.

Milissa will give an in-depth history of each object and perhaps even why the Congdon family acquired the item.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and get up close to these rarely-seen objects.


Guests will enter at the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.

Storm Damage Clean Up

Glensheen needs your help!

In the aftermath of Friday’s storm on 10/27/17, there is quite a bit of clean up on Glensheen’s shoreline and inside the boathouse, that needs to be done. The majority of the work needed is to help pick up sticks and rock that the lake pushed out onto the lawn.

We advise folks to dress warmly and to bring gloves to carry wood and rock.

Everyone who volunteers will receive a free Classic Tour pass for Christmas and hot chocolate.

Thank you ahead of time!

Secrets of Glensheen

Secrets of Glensheen is BACK by popular demand!

Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, will showcase various objects from the Glensheen collection that have been hidden out-of-sight to visitors.

Milissa is responsible for the proper care and preservation of the objects in the mansion. Therefore, she sees all of the cool and interesting objects in Glensheen’s collection every day. More often than not, these are objects the public rarely has the opportunity to see.

Milissa will give an in-depth history of each object and perhaps even why the Congdon family acquired the item.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and get up close to these rarely-seen objects.


Guests will enter at the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.

Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

So why whiskey? Here’s the tie-in to Glensheen: Chester Congdon served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the movement to start prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition in every version that came before him.

So as a fun way to explore that unique part of American history and In honor of Chester’s support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey.

Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition, there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze.

Sip on a whiskey while in the newly opened garage with close friends and family.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage and seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to take your drink and explore the estate with a drink in hand.

The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. In addition, there will be a bonfire setup by the lake, so can you can sit by the fire and sip your whiskey.

Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

So why whiskey? Here’s the tie-in to Glensheen: Chester Congdon served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the movement to start prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition in every version that came before him.

So as a fun way to explore that unique part of American history and In honor of Chester’s support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey.

Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition, there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze.

Sip on a whiskey while in the newly opened garage with close friends and family.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage and seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to take your drink and explore the estate with a drink in hand.

The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. In addition, there will be a bonfire setup by the lake, so can you can sit by the fire and sip your whiskey.