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!

Glensheen Obscura Exhibit

 
Glensheen Obscura Exhibit
Open Daily this summer
“See The Rarely Seen”
 
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 will run through the end of the summer.

A booklet will be provided to each guest that will provide detail on the exhibit items.

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 Saturdays beginning Saturday, May 29 – October 23, 2021.

Tim the Fox Coin Hunt

Starting Monday, May 24 the Coin Hunt will be back! ⁠

Last year’s popular estate Scavenger Hunt is back! We hide NEW coins every day. We call it… Tim the Fox’s Coin Hunt⁠. With the purchase of a Grounds Admission or any mansion tour, all will have the chance to hunt for 10 coins hidden throughout the estate. ⁠

Once a guest finds a coin, they should bring it to the Carriage House Gift Shop for a FREE tattoo. Guests may keep the coins so once all 10 coins have been found for the day, they’re gone until the next day.⁠

PRO TIP: They are hidden in areas we want guests to experience, like near chairs or pathways. We want them to be fairly easy to find for kids.⁠

A few years ago, we started constantly seeing a fox on the estate. We saw it so often we named it Tim. Shortly after Tim started showing up, we were digging in the archives and found historic pictures of baby foxes and a fox den that was made on the estate! Therefore, we believe that Tim the Fox is a descendant of the historic family of foxes that made their home on the estate many years ago. 🦊⁠

The Treasure Book

Available for $1 at ticketing

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!

Glensheen APP

Try the new Glensheen App

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”.

Shark on the Lake

Open daily | July – August | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FREE for tour guests & members

$5 Grounds Admission for the community // non-tour guests

Youth 15-years-old & under receive a FREE Grounds Admission with the purchase of an adult Grounds Admission.

Shark on the Lake is a family-friendly, outdoor space with local Love Creamery ice cream and local drinks available for purchase. Imagine you and your family enjoying a perfect Duluth day on Glensheen’s Lake Superior shoreline with ice cream and a drink in hand. The kids can throw rocks into the Lake and eat local Love Creamery ice cream while you and your partner sit down and enjoy a local beer, glass of wine, or signature cocktail – the Sharktail.

WHERE IS IT LOCATED EXACTLY ON THE GLENSHEEN ESTATE?
Follow the yellow line from the parking lot to the Lake.

You will see the giant wooden shark, wood hut, and bar.

IS THERE SEATING AVAILABLE?
There are picnic tables that allow for ample physical distance spacing between groups.

IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE?
Get food delivered, like Sammy’s pizza, right to the shore.

Yes, most places will deliver directly to your picnic table!

Check this list of Duluth restaurants offering delivery & take out

Or bring your own picnic (no outside alcohol is allowed.)

WHAT KIND OF DRINKS ARE THERE?
Local beer like Bent Paddle and Castle Danger.

The signature cocktail is the Sharktail, made with liquor from the local, Vikre Distillery.

Local bar service from Catering by Bellisio’s

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO AT SHARK ON THE LAKE?
Explore the 12-acre estate! Relax. Enjoy Lake Superior. Skip rocks.

Bring a picnic, get food delivered. Let the kids run around.

CAN I BRING FIDO WITH ME?
Only service animals are allowed on the estate per University of Minnesota policy.

HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?
Give us a call, (888) 454-4536 or (218) 726-8910.