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.
Treasure Book ($1/ea): Enhance your family-friendly Glensheen experience with the new Treasure Hunt, and follow along with Tim the Fox to find Glensheen’s keepsakes. As an interactive guide for children, this fun and educational book will engage the little ones in your group.
Passbook ($2/ea): Read facts not included on the tour, and see photos rarely viewed or shared. Document your memories in a separate section reserved for custom tour stamps. Don’t forget to bring the Passbook on all your adventures at Glensheen. There’s a stamp for each tour you take!
Both are available for purchase online (click here) and onsite.
Extended Tour Hours
To better fit your vacationing and touring schedules.
We offer extended tour hours on select holidays, weekends, and during certain events. Please visit our Events Calendar (under Extended Tour Hours) for a complete list.
Normal Tour Hours
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.“