At Glensheen, students don’t just learn about their community’s history; they step back in time. Duluth once had more millionaires per capita than any other city, and until students experience Glensheen firsthand, the Zenith City’s boom time may be hard to fathom. But when students walk the halls of Glensheen, and glance up at the reception room’s gold leaf ceiling, they’ll begin to comprehend the prosperity of Duluth’s past.
This real-life history lesson is available year-round for all ages. Students receive a guided Classic Tour of the mansion and an invitation to explore the 12-acres of Lake Superior shoreline.
- To reserve a group tour, there must be ten or more people in the group.
- The office will confirm all group tours 48 hours in advance.
- Credit card payments are not accepted via fax or email, but they are welcomed over the phone.
One complimentary adult ticket will be issued per ten students. Additional adults will pay the additional adult ticket price. No deposit is required for school groups.
Because we believe this experience is so important, we offer a school bus scholarship for Twin Ports area classes. To learn more about the scholarship, or to download the application, please click on the link below.
Monday-Sunday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The last tour of the day begins at 4:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance on our website until one day before the tour date. Same day tour tickets are sold at Glensheen’s ticket house where more than half are held for those who arrive throughout the day. Glensheen's hours of operation are subject to change without notice.
Gift Shop Hours
Saturday-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.
Monday-Sunday 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.
Grades K-5 $4
Grades 6-12 $6
Additional Adults $15
”I would definitely go there again - very interesting and the tour guides were very knowledgeable.“
”We brought 100 kids- 3rd grade through 5th grade. The staff was amazing and very helpful.“
”Overall, a very fun and thought-provoking tour and story that makes you and your kids think about what life was like in the Congdon's lifetimes.“