Extras are your tour enhancements.

The added bonus.

The things that make your visit worth while.

The perks that make Glensheen the most visited house museum in the Midwest.

Extras change seasonally. So if there is an extra you’re excited about, we highly recommend planning a trip sooner than later!

Characters and Cards Hunt

Characters and Cards Hunt

Daily – September 30

FREE with a tour purchase


There are 18 Alice in Wonderland caricatures and jumbo playing cards hidden throughout the mansion for kids and kids-at-heart to find! 

Why Alice in Wonderland? Glensheen is a part of the University of Minnesota Duluth and that makes us a great place to host UMD Theatre’s outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland can be seen on Glensheen’s grounds at 7:30 pm on September 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24, & 25. 

Once you’ve discovered all 18 caricatures and cards you can celebrate your success by walking around Glensheen’s beautiful grounds and guessing where incredible characters like Alice and the MadHatter would hang out!

Glensheen Obscura Exhibit


Glensheen Obscura Exhibit

Open Daily Until October 31

“See The Rarely Seen”

Included with the purchase of a self-guided Classic Tour or self-guided Full Mansion tour

Do you ever wonder what’s behind those closed doors when you pass through the beautiful halls of Glensheen?
Many of the pieces in the Glensheen Obscura exhibit were purchased during the Congdons’ worldly travels. These fascinating items in the exhibit are usually stored gently away in one of the mansion’s many closets, 23 closets to be exact!
The exhibit officially opened to the public on Friday, June 4, 2021, and has been extended to run through October.

Glensheen’s app will share unique facts and history behind Obscura’s objects.

All exhibit items can be seen on both the self-guided Classic Tour and self-guided Full Mansion tour.

Purchase tickets here, http://bit.ly/ObscuraExhibit

Glensheen is open daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for self-guided tours. Classic Tours are available for purchase online at glensheen.org and Full Mansion Tours are available for purchase onsite. Glensheen will be open late, until 7:00 pm for self-guided tours on September 4 & 5, and October 22 & 23.


The Treasure Book

Available for $1 at ticketing

Great for kids and kids at heart!

Explore Glensheen with Tim the Fox as your guide! He will help make sure you don’t miss any of the cool details while on your tour. Plus, he shares exclusive information on objects in each room! This is the perfect activity to keep the kiddos engaged and excited on tour. Once you’ve I-spied all of the items in the Treasure Book, make sure to claim your prize at the end of the tour!

UMD Theatre's Alice in Wonderland


Glensheen is thrilled to announce that they will be hosting UMD theatre as they perform Alice in Wonderland based on “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass” by Lewis Carroll.


Follow Alice through the looking glass to the wonderland of Glensheen for an immersive adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale that ends in a celebration on the shore under the stars.


This roving outdoor production will have scenes all over Glensheen’s magical estate. You can see Alice in Wonderland at Glensheen on


September 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 pm ASL interpreted show: Sunday, September 19, 2021 | 7:30pm (Provided by UMD Disability Services)


You can purchase tickets for Alice in Wonderland at z.umn.edu/AliceWonderland

Glensheen APP

Glensheen App for a self-guided tour

Free to download | Audio Tour included

The app includes an audio tour and maps to enhance your experience.

The app is free to download in the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching “Glensheen”.