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Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey. Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.


The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to explore the estate with a drink in hand.

Sunday Funday – Halloween Arts and Crafts

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.

For the Sunday Funday on October 28th, we will be making Halloween-themed arts and crafts.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.
Please come at time slots of 1:10 PM or 2:10 PM

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

 

Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey. Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.


The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to explore the estate with a drink in hand.

Sunday Funday – Making Fall Themed Mason Jar Candles Holders

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.

For the Sunday Funday on October 21st, we will be making fall themed mason jar candles holders.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.
Please come at time slots of 1:10 PM or 2:10 PM

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

 

Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey. Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.


The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to explore the estate with a drink in hand.

Sunday Funday – Flower and Leaf Pressed Bookmarks

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.

For the Sunday Funday on October 14th, we will be making pressed leaf and flower bookmarks.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.
Please come at time slots of 1:10 PM or 2:10 PM

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

Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey. Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.


The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to explore the estate with a drink in hand.

Sunday Funday – Paper Rose Wind Chimes

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.

Rose was designated as the U.S. National Flower on October 7th. For the Sunday Funday on October 7th, we will be making rose crafts to hang around the house.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.
Please come at time slots of 1:10 PM or 2:10 PM

Please CLICK HERE to register.


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

Fall PhotoMeet at Glensheen

Glensheen is hosting a fall sunrise photography event for all.

You don’t need to be an Instagrammer or a part of any club to attend. Amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between are welcome!

Those of you who have snapped a sunrise photo know that waking up early is a big part of that! There will be plenty of Duluth Coffee Company coffee on hand to fuel our fall color sunrise experience. Sunrise is at 7:14 am. If you want to show up a bit later, that’s fine too!

Even if the sunrise is lack-luster, we encourage you to roam the estate and explore all 12 acres. There’s plenty of subject matter to shoot.

The event is free, family-friendly and all are welcome!

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 #sunriseatglensheen.


NEW THIS YEAR! We are adding a scavenger hunt this year! Thanks to the suggestion of Kathleen Wolleat.

Scavenger Hunt winner will win a Nooks & Crannies Tour and a one night stay at the AmericInn in Two Harbors.

A prize for the Best Photo will be awarded! The best photo will win a Glensheen Premier Tour for two and a one night stay at the AmericInn in Two Harbors.

Join us! Saturday, October 6th from 6:30 am – 8:30 am.

Event Cover Photo by last year’s winner, Karen Ramsdale.

Night at the Museum

This is your night to experience Glensheen – at night… for free.

On October 4th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Glensheen is opening their doors to you for FREE self-guided tours.

DISCLAIMER: Night at the Museum tours will reach capacity very quickly. Since the mansion tours fill at this event, not every Night at the Museum attendee will be able to tour the mansion. Reservations for tours will not be taken. It is first to come, first served. There is plenty of fun still to be had on the estate.

Explore the lakeside, 12-acre estate illuminated on a crisp fall night. See the picture-perfect stone bridge spotlighted and all of the lakeside of the mansion dramatically lit. Cap the night with a drink from a cash bar and a snack from food trucks on the estate.
 
Bring cash for food and beverage purchases.
 
Enter the estate through the Formal Entrance at West Gate just like a Congdon guest. Then enjoy a self-guided tour through the main floor, second floor and lower levels of the mansion.
 
Night at the Museum is a chance to see pieces of the collection not usually showcased… up close and personal.
 
To make this experience even more spectacular, Glensheen’s iconic locations on the grounds will be highlighted in ways you haven’t ever seen before.
 
Guests will receive a punch card when they arrive, outlining all the must-see stops. Turn in your completed punch card to be entered to win a free Premier Tour for two!

Tickets to tour the mansion will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 6:00 pm. Tour capacity allows 15 people to enter the mansion every five minutes. Each ticket will be marked with a specific entry time. The last tour entry will be at 9:00 pm. Depending on attendance, not all visitors may be able to tour the inside of the mansion; however, ALL visitors are encouraged to explore the grounds and other buildings lit up and alive with action.

***Please note*** that this event involves excessive walking and several flights of stairs in the mansion. There are few places to sit and rest along the way. Please be mindful of these factors when choosing to attend Night at the Museum.


 

Tips & Tricks

  • Bring cash: food and beverages will be available for purchase.
  • Carpool, walk, or bike: parking is first-come, first-served, and the lot will fill very quickly.
  • Dress appropriately: you’ll definitely want to explore the 12-acre estate!
  • Wear good shoes: this event involves excessive walking and several flights of stairs in the mansion. There are few places to sit and rest along the way.
  • Have your camera ready: there are countless idyllic photo opportunities at Glensheen. Posting to social media? Don’t forget to #Glensheen!

 

FAQs

  • Will all guests get a free tour of the mansion? Tickets to tour the mansion will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 6:00 pm. Tour capacity allows 15 people to enter the mansion every five minutes. Each ticket will be marked with a specific entry time. The last tour entry will be at 9:00 pm. Depending on attendance, not all visitors may be able to tour the inside of the mansion; however, ALL visitors are encouraged to explore the grounds and other buildings lit up and alive with action.
  • How can I make sure I get to tour the mansion? Tickets to tour the mansion will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis. Reservations for tours will not be taken.
  • Are strollers allowed? Due to the nature of the historic estate, strollers are not allowed within the buildings. They are, however, permitted on the estate grounds.
  • Where should I park? Parking is first to come, first served. Please carpool, walk, or bike to Glensheen. The parking lot will fill quickly. Please follow the city’s street-side parking regulations and park on the EVEN side of the street.
  • Can I bring my dog? No. Sorry, but Glensheen is a historic estate, and pets are not permitted beyond the gates. Service animals recognized by the ADA are welcome.