This self-guided, family-friendly tour showcases Midwest’s most visited house museum which is a stunning 39-room mansion built by an iron-ore tycoon as the gateway to the North Shore on Lake Superior. Explore the mansion at your own pace and soak in the luxurious interiors and stories of the Congdon Family. Tour guides are stationed throughout the mansion. Don’t be shy—be sure to ask the tour guides questions! They are eager to elaborate and bring the mansion to life for you.
The Classic Tour includes the lower level, first and second floor which you may explore on a recommended route at your own pace.
Be sure to ask about the passbook and treasure book that are available for purchase to enhance your self-guided tour experience.
Open Daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The last tour of the day begins at 4:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased on site based on availability and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. During periods of high demand, tours fill quickly. Advanced, online reservations are encouraged.
Gift Shop Hours
Friday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
A tour pass is not required to shop at the Gift Shop, so shop at your leisure for all of your personal and gift-giving needs.
Open Daily from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Those who purchase either a Grounds Pass or any tour ticket are welcome to enjoy the grounds during normal grounds hours.
With Annual Pass FREE
UMD Students FREEWith valid UMD ID.
Active Duty Military FREEActive Duty military member, spouse & children. With valid ID - walk-up only.
Family $452 parents/guardians & children in the family 17 or younger
Adult $1513 & up
Senior $1462 & up
Youth FREE5 & under
”We did the basic tour and will be back to see more! The exterior is pretty, but the interior and the back story are incredible!“
”This home is a MUST-SEE for any Duluth trip. Do NOT miss out...“
”One can actually close their eyes and imagine what it must have been like to live on the lake in such a sumptuous dwelling.“
”You can't come to Duluth and not visit this place! It's beautiful and interesting! You feel like you've stepped back in time, next time.“