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!

The Great Glensheen Pumpkin Hunt

Daily | Oct. 1 – Oct. 31

Free with the purchase of a tour


During tour hours from Friday, October 1st – Sunday, October 31st there will be 9 PUMPKINS HIDDEN throughout the mansion and estate for kids (or kids-at-heart) to I-spy for the month of October.


Making a tour at Glensheen a perfect not-so-scary Halloween activity for families. There’s even a fun prize at the end so you can declare your pumpkin-hunt mastery. (Psst! It’s a tattoo!)


Glensheen is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. All pumpkins can be found on the Classic Tour. Purchase a tour HERE to find all nine pumpkins and claim your pumpkin hunt mastery.

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.


Cider Saturdays

Glensheen’s Cider Shack is open every Saturday in September and October.

FREE access to Cider Saturdays for members and tour guests who purchase a Grounds Admission, Classic Tour, or Full Mansion Tour.

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

Fall at Glensheen is a magical time. We decided to elevate guest’s fall experience even more by offering local Duluth Cider & Wild State Cider available for purchase at our Cider Shack on Saturdays in September and October. Take some time to slow down, and enjoy the grounds with a local hard cider, or hot apple cider in hand.


First, you’ll need to check-in at the Ticket House
Follow the yellow line from the parking lot to the Lake.
You will see the giant wooden shark, and in front of that a wood hut and bar.
First, you’ll need to check-in at the Ticket House
Follow the yellow line from the parking lot to the back of the Carriage House.
There you will find Glensheen’s garage doors wide open and cider we saved just for you.
Did you know Chester Congdon loved apples? The Congdons have another mansion called the Congdon Castle out in Yakima Valley Washington. Here, Chester started the Congdon Orchards. ⁣
Congdon didn’t just like apples, he was obsessed with apples. He traveled all over the world researching different irrigation systems and learning about different types of apples.
So come down, take a tour, and enjoy a cider or two!
Want to skip the mansion tour and just come for the cider and to enjoy the grounds?
Purchase a $5 Grounds Admission as a non-tour guest. Guests 15 years & younger receive FREE Grounds Admission with the purchase of an adult Grounds Admission.
PLUS! A Grounds Admission gives you access to information on the outdoor educational signage and also fun facts about Glensheen you most likely didn’t know in the free Glensheen App.
Labor Day Weekend | Saturday September 4 | 12:00pm – 7:00pm
MEA Weekend | Saturday  October 23| 12:00pm – 7:00pm



There are a handful of small bistro tables available for indoor seating and picnic tables available outside on the estate.

Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey glass in front of campfire.

Every Wednesday in October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm access to Glensheens grounds will be free and open to the public. Join us for live music, a food truck, whiskey, and other local beverages available for purchase!


It’s our way of celebrating Chester Congdon voting against prohibition every time it came up… plus it’s a great way to get more folks to enjoy the incredible grounds of Glensheen during fall.


Whiskey Wednesday’s is the perfect date night for those looking to soak in the last moments of fall by a campfire at a safe and physically distant outdoor event.


The music line-up for 2021 Whiskey Wednesdays is


10.6 Bill + Kate Isles

+ The Rambler

10.13 Breanne Marie + Evan Tepler

+ Food Truck TBD

10.20 Colleen Myhre

+ The Rambler

10.27 Gavin St.Clair

+ Food Truck TBD


Mark your calendars and grab your friends. Whiskey Wednesdays at Glensheen is something you don’t want to miss!

Interested in touring Glensheen before enjoying a Whiskey Wednesday? Click HERE.

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!

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”.