Free

Shark Watching Society

In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in August to keep post on the shore of Lake Superior.

Glensheen is the only legal location for a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, so we’ll add one or two of those to keep you toasty as you scan the waters for finned beasts.

Kick back with a local beer in hand (beer and wine will be available for purchase), and don’t forget your binoculars!

Chairs are limited, so please feel free to bring your own. Sorry, no dogs allowed.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7 pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

Concerts on the Pier – Feeding Leroy

Join us for an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!

On August 2nd, Glensheenconcludes the 2017 free Concerts on the Pier series with Feeding Leroy.

Feeding LeRoy came out of the collaboration of Sonja and Lee’s original songs, blending into a unique project, with their songwriting and vocal harmonies as the focus of this bands sound. It’s kind of a family affair now, with brother Luke stepping in on the harmonica and long time friend and bassist, Adam Staupe on the upright bass, both adding their vocal harmonies, creating somewhat of a gospel undertone that acts as it’s own instrument in the band.


Free concerts have been happening at Glensheen every Wednesday night in July for many years. However, in recent years, all of the bands began playing on the 100-foot pier extending into Lake Superior. Each of the bands have Duluthian ties making the series a showcase for our region and Minnesota’s talent.

Concertgoers line Glensheen’s Lake Superior shoreline while kayakers and boaters enjoyed the free music from the water. Concerts on the Pier is a celebration of the lake, local bands, one of Duluth’s historic locations and Minnesota.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7 pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

Concerts on the Pier – The 4onthefloor

Join us for an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!

On July 26th, Glensheen concludes the 2017 free Concerts on the Pier series with The 4onthefloor.

Rock’n’roll has had many definitions. Some more strongly defined in the sound of the music and others by the soul behind them. Influenced by past moments of rock’n’roll by Neil Young, the Guess Who, Led Zeppelin, and including the modern variations carried on by bands like Brand New, Lucero, the Black Keys, and Murder by Death, The 4onthefloor is setting out to stomp on in the footholds of rock’n’roll and light the fires where they need to be lit. Rock’n’roll is alive and well in this band.


Free concerts have been happening at Glensheen every Wednesday night in July for many years. However, in recent years, all of the bands began playing on the 100-foot pier extending into Lake Superior. Each of the bands have Duluthian ties making the series a showcase for our region and Minnesota’s talent.

Concertgoers line Glensheen’s Lake Superior shoreline while kayakers and boaters enjoyed the free music from the water. Concerts on the Pier is a celebration of the lake, local bands, one of Duluth’s historic locations and Minnesota.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7 pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

Concerts on the Pier – Superior Siren

Join us for an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!

On July 19th, Glensheen continues its free Concerts on the Pier series with Superior Siren.

Superior Siren has a haunting voice accompanied by a mesmerizing blend of strings and percussion. The sound evolves from alluring swells of sombre melodies to fierce waves of ominous storms. The music will leave you ship wrecked on the shores of Lake Superior.


Free concerts have been happening at Glensheen every Wednesday night in July for many years. However, in recent years, all of the bands began playing on the 100-foot pier extending into Lake Superior. Each of the bands have Duluthian ties making the series a showcase for our region and Minnesota’s talent.

Concertgoers line Glensheen’s Lake Superior shoreline while kayakers and boaters enjoyed the free music from the water. Concerts on the Pier is a celebration of the lake, local bands, one of Duluth’s historic locations and Minnesota.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7 pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

POSTPONED: Concerts on the Pier – Feeding Leroy

The Concert on the Pier featuring Feeding Leroy has been postponed until August 2, 2017.


Join us for an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!

On July 12th, Glensheen continues its free Concerts on the Pier series with Feeding Leroy.

Feeding LeRoy came out of the collaboration of Sonja and Lee’s original songs, blending into a unique project, with their songwriting and vocal harmonies as the focus of this bands sound. It’s kind of a family affair now, with brother Luke stepping in on the harmonica and long time friend and bassist, Adam Staupe on the upright bass, both adding their vocal harmonies, creating somewhat of a gospel undertone that acts as it’s own instrument in the band.


Free concerts have been happening at Glensheen every Wednesday night in July for many years. However, in recent years, all of the bands began playing on the 100-foot pier extending into Lake Superior. Each of the bands have Duluthian ties making the series a showcase for our region and Minnesota’s talent.

Concertgoers line Glensheen’s Lake Superior shoreline while kayakers and boaters enjoyed the free music from the water. Concerts on the Pier is a celebration of the lake, local bands, one of Duluth’s historic locations and Minnesota.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7 pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

Concerts on the Pier – The Boomchucks

Join us for an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!

On July 5th, Glensheen kicks off its free Concerts on the Pier series with the The Boomchucks.

The folk-rock stylings of The Boomchucks are deeply rooted in Duluth’s music scene. The duo was formed in 2008, after each member had already spent more than a decade performing in the Zenith City. Led by songsmith Jamie Ness on guitar and lead vocals, drummer Brad Nelson drives their tunes into a foot-stomping rhythm that pulls people out of their seats and on to the dance floor.


Free concerts have been happening at Glensheen every Wednesday night in July for many years. However, in recent years, all of the bands began playing on the 100-foot pier extending into Lake Superior. Each of the bands have Duluthian ties making the series a showcase for our region and Minnesota’s talent.

Concertgoers line Glensheen’s Lake Superior shoreline while kayakers and boaters enjoyed the free music from the water. Concerts on the Pier is a celebration of the lake, local bands, one of Duluth’s historic locations and Minnesota.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7 pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

Beer Garden at Glensheen – Hoops Brewing

Glensheen is proud to introduce a new Wednesday night event series this month called Beer Garden at Glensheen.

Learn how the Glensheen property, prior to the Congdons ownership, was involved in the graphic and violent history of Sunday Liquor sales in Duluth.

The event will start in the Winter Garden in the lower level of the mansion. A new brewery will be featured each Wednesday in June.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Brew Talk at 7:30 p.m.
Bonfire on the Lake Superior Shoreline at 8:00 p.m.

Event admission is free to the public. Beer will be sold at cash bars.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

Beer Garden at Glensheen – Castle Danger

Glensheen is proud to introduce a new Wednesday night event series this month called Beer Garden at Glensheen.

Learn how the Glensheen property, prior to the Congdons ownership, was involved in the graphic and violent history of Sunday Liquor sales in Duluth.

The event will start in the Winter Garden in the lower level of the mansion. A new brewery will be featured each Wednesday in June.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Brew Talk at 7:30 p.m.
Bonfire on the Lake Superior Shoreline at 8:00 p.m.

Event admission is free to the public. Beer will be sold at cash bars.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

Beer Garden at Glensheen – Bent Paddle

Glensheen is proud to introduce a new Wednesday night event series this month called Beer Garden at Glensheen.

Learn how the Glensheen property, prior to the Congdons ownership, was involved in the graphic and violent history of Sunday Liquor sales in Duluth.

The event will start in the Winter Garden in the lower level of the mansion. A new brewery will be featured each Wednesday in June.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Brew Talk at 7:30 p.m.
Bonfire on the Lake Superior Shoreline at 8:00 p.m.

Event admission is free to the public. Beer will be sold at cash bars.


Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Every Wednesday evening this summer, Glensheen will be offering extended hours until 7pm for the Classic and Full Mansion Tours!

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.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his 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. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.

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.

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