Have you explored the previously closed third floor?
This partially-guided tour of the Midwest’s most visited house museum, expands on the self-guided Classic Tour by including the Third Floor and Attic as a guided portion. The Full Mansion Tour is the best tour to get a complete mansion experience. The Third Floor shows off the Congdon boys’ rooms and even a few rooms that have recently been restored back to their original glory.
After the guided portion of the Third Floor and Attic, guests will be brought to the second floor where the self-guided portion of the tour begins—allowing you the best of both worlds! The Full-Mansion Tour includes all five floors of the mansion. The lower level, first floor and second floor are self-guided.
The Full Mansion tour best showcases the entirety of the stunning 39-room mansion built by an iron-ore tycoon as the gateway to the North Shore on Lake Superior. Explore part of 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.
Due to limited tour capacity, these tours often sell out early.
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 $11
Adult $2613 & up
Senior $2462 & up
Youth FREE5 & under
”I had been on a tour when I was a young girl and thought it would be fun to go again as an adult. We had a most excellent guide, Wes.“
”My boyfriend and I did the full house tour and loved it. I can't imagine Glensheen not sparking the imagination of anyone.“
”I LOVE this place! The history, grandeur, it's magnificence is so breathtaking. I visit as often as I can.“