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!

An elf peeks out of a bucket with the text MAster Elf Hunt Mischievous Little Elves.

Elf Hunt at Glensheen

Find 25 hidden elves (and maybe even a few naughty elves along the way) on your tour throughout Glensheen Mansion this Christmas! We’ve hidden 25 good elves throughout the mansion to find as you take your tour. The sneaky elves like to hide in funny places, making for a great scavenger hunt for guests of all ages! If you can find all 25, head to the gift shop to get your Master Elf Hunter temporary tattoo!


An Elf Book with an elf looking at the front of a mansion.

Available for purchase, we also have an Elf Treasure Book to help you find the elves throughout the mansion and learn more about Glensheen along the way! This is a great book for kids to take on their tour and bring home with them afterward!

A tunnel of white lights stands over a dark pathway, with red and white lights on trees in the distance in the night sky.


11/25 – 11/26 5 PM to 8 PM
12/2 – 12/3 5 PM to 8 PM
12/9 – 12/10 5 PM to 8 PM
12/16 – 12/17 5 PM to 8 PM
12/22 – 12/23 5 PM to 8 PM
12/26 – 12/31 5 PM to 8 PM

Free & open to the public


Spirit of the Lights is Glensheen’s enchanting outdoor light display. This outdoor display is FREE and open to the public. Glensheen has been home to Spirit of the Lights since 2018, before then you may have known it as Marcia Hale’s famous Park Point Light Display. 


Due to health and safety precautions, cider and cookies will not be offered this year. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink to enjoy on the estate!


Tickets are not needed to attend Spirit of the Lights. Mansion tours are available for purchase in the ticket house.


Dress for the weather! It can be chilly by the Lake. There are fires lit across the estate to stop and warm up at. Spirit of the Lights guests also have access to explore the Carriage House. The Gift Shop is in the Carriage House and is open during Spirit of the Lights, so be sure to stop in!


The display is celebrated for its intimate and natural feel. Many of the motifs and displays are in memory of individuals or in recognition of meaningful moments. To say this is a uniquely special display is an understatement. 2022 marks the fourth year that Spirit of the Lights’ home has been at Glensheen. We can’t thank Marcia enough for choosing Glensheen as the new home for these lights, which have such a storied past.


Please note that only the outdoor light display is free. To experience the magic of an evening candlelight tour at Glensheen click HERE.



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”.