Free

Christmas PhotoMeet at Glensheen

You don’t need to be an Instagrammer or a part of any photo club to attend. The event is free and photographers of all levels are welcome!
The mansion will be open for you to explore and snap pictures of our 25+ Christmas Trees, hidden elves and hundreds of feet of garland.

The sun is set to rise at 7:40 am. As always we encourage you to roam the estate and explore all 12 acres.

We will be ready to go with coffee on from Duluth Coffee Company in the lower level of the mansion.

We love to re-share photos from these events on our social media pages! If you are sharing your images on social media please tag @Glensheen and use #glensheenchristmas. (If you do not want your images shared, please let us know.)

A prize for the Best Photo will be awarded! The best photo will win a Glensheen Christmas Candlelight Tour for two.


Public tours of the mansion begin at 9:00 am. Therefore, the event will promptly end and we must exit the mansion at 9:00 am. You are welcome to roam the grounds afterward!

Thank you to our friends at the Duluth Superior Camera Club, Destination Duluth, MNCommunity Duluth and MNCommunity for partnering with us!

Please keep in mind that we will be inside the mansion. Glensheen is a museum and has a “no touching” policy to best preserve the mansion. We know it can be tough as cozy as the Christmas decor makes it feel! Please be mindful of this with tripods and setting up your shot.

Due to the overwhelming interest and capacity in the mansion, we are capping the event at the first 75 people. First come, first serve.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that this will enhance the experience for those attending the event. We are so thankful for all who are interested in attending!

If you are unable to attend, we recommend visiting on a Sunday during our self-guided tour hours. Reach out to us at 218-726-8925 for more information.

Duluth Winter Village

Join us at the 2017 Duluth Winter Village! It will be back again at Glensheen: Saturday & Sunday, December 1-2, 2017

Tour the Mansion and peruse your favorite local shops surrounded by the warmth of the holidays. The Duluth Winter Village takes place on the grounds of Glensheen, an estate built by one of Duluth’s most well-known entrepreneurs. There’s no better time and place to celebrate the holidays with the people who make Duluth so great.
Duluth Winter Village is a free event. Purchase tours of Glensheen Mansion at glensheen.org.
For parking and more information about Duluth Winter Village please visit, duluthwintervillage.com

Duluth Winter Village

Join us at the 2017 Duluth Winter Village! It will be back again at Glensheen: Saturday & Sunday, December 1-2, 2017

Tour the Mansion and peruse your favorite local shops surrounded by the warmth of the holidays. The Duluth Winter Village takes place on the grounds of Glensheen, an estate built by one of Duluth’s most well-known entrepreneurs. There’s no better time and place to celebrate the holidays with the people who make Duluth so great.
Duluth Winter Village is a free event. Purchase tours of Glensheen Mansion at glensheen.org.
For parking and more information about Duluth Winter Village please visit, duluthwintervillage.com

Secrets of Glensheen

Secrets of Glensheen is BACK by popular demand!

Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, will showcase various objects from the Glensheen collection that have been hidden out-of-sight to visitors.

Milissa is responsible for the proper care and preservation of the objects in the mansion. Therefore, she sees all of the cool and interesting objects in Glensheen’s collection every day. More often than not, these are objects the public rarely has the opportunity to see.

Milissa will give an in-depth history of each object and perhaps even why the Congdon family acquired the item.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and get up close to these rarely-seen objects.


Guests will enter at the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.

Sunday Funday – Learning Through Stories – National Day of Listening

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

November is all about being thankful and letting your loved ones know how much you appreciate them. For the Sunday Funday on November 25th, we will be learning to appreciate each other through our stories. We will be listening and sharing stories. There will be a reading of a cultural story about giving thanks told at the beginning of each time slot.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.

Please be sure to come prior to 1:10pm or 2:10pm. Theses time slots are when the main folklore of the day will be told.

Please CLICK HERE to register.

Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.


“I’m very excited about all the new stuff that the Glensheen is offering which are free or very low priced. I believe we, the locals, needed this in our area as everything is so expensive and tourist priced especially this time of year. People are on a budget and like to do things with their children so this greatly appreciate it! We’re Looking forward to making memories. Thank you!” 

~Sara

 

Sunday Funday – Making Gift Baskets for Family and Friends

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

November is all about being thankful and letting your loved ones know how much you appreciate them. For the Sunday Funday on November 18th, we will be making personalized gift baskets, jars, boxes for our family and friends. These gifts can be given to them during Thanksgiving!


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required. Supplies are limited so be sure to come early!

Please CLICK HERE to register.

Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.


“I’m very excited about all the new stuff that the Glensheen is offering which are free or very low priced. I believe we, the locals, needed this in our area as everything is so expensive and tourist priced especially this time of year. People are on a budget and like to do things with their children so this greatly appreciate it! We’re Looking forward to making memories. Thank you!” 

~Sara

 

Secrets of Glensheen

Secrets of Glensheen is BACK by popular demand!

Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, will showcase various objects from the Glensheen collection that have been hidden out-of-sight to visitors.

Milissa is responsible for the proper care and preservation of the objects in the mansion. Therefore, she sees all of the cool and interesting objects in Glensheen’s collection every day. More often than not, these are objects the public rarely has the opportunity to see.

Milissa will give an in-depth history of each object and perhaps even why the Congdon family acquired the item.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and get up close to these rarely-seen objects.


Guests will enter at the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.

Sunday Funday – Making Friendship Bracelets and Small Gifts for World Kindness Day

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

November is all about being thankful and letting your loved ones know how much you appreciate them. For the Sunday Funday on November 11th, we will be making friendship bracelets and other small gifts to give away to our friends and family. These gifts are perfect to give out during World Kindness Day on November 13th.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required. Supplies are limited so be sure to come early!

Please CLICK HERE to register.

Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.


“I’m very excited about all the new stuff that the Glensheen is offering which are free or very low priced. I believe we, the locals, needed this in our area as everything is so expensive and tourist priced especially this time of year. People are on a budget and like to do things with their children so this greatly appreciate it! We’re Looking forward to making memories. Thank you!” 

~Sara

 

Secrets of Glensheen

Secrets of Glensheen is BACK by popular demand!

Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, will showcase various objects from the Glensheen collection that have been hidden out-of-sight to visitors.

Milissa is responsible for the proper care and preservation of the objects in the mansion. Therefore, she sees all of the cool and interesting objects in Glensheen’s collection every day. More often than not, these are objects the public rarely has the opportunity to see.

Milissa will give an in-depth history of each object and perhaps even why the Congdon family acquired the item.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and get up close to these rarely-seen objects.


Guests will enter at the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.

Sunday Funday – Making Pop-Up Thank You Cards

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

November is all about being thankful and letting your loved ones know how much you appreciate them. For the Sunday Funday on November 4th, we will be making pop-up thank you cards.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required. Supplies are limited so be sure to come early!

Please CLICK HERE to register.

Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.


“I’m very excited about all the new stuff that the Glensheen is offering which are free or very low priced. I believe we, the locals, needed this in our area as everything is so expensive and tourist priced especially this time of year. People are on a budget and like to do things with their children so this greatly appreciate it! We’re Looking forward to making memories. Thank you!” 

~Sara