Best Damn Tour - Glensheen

Tour Details

Offered Tuesday nights June 1 – August 27

The Best Damn Tour at Glensheen is just that – the best damn tour. Guests will begin their experience with an hour-long kayak tour, launching from Glensheen’s historic Lake Superior shoreline. Guests will take in views of the beautiful north shore rock face and catch a glimpse from the water of two neighboring mansions once owned by Chester and Clara Congdon’s children. Guests will then come ashore to enjoy a sunset over Lake Superior next to a bonfire complete with s’mores. Then, in the dark of the night, guests will experience the mansion in a unique light with a guided Flashlight Tour to round out the evening. With a maximum capacity of four people, the 3-hour Best Damn Tour is sure to be an exclusive Glensheen experience.

The Best Damn tour is offered every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm.

With a capacity limit of four people, guests will enjoy an exclusive Glensheen experience. The tour is 3 hours long.

Tickets for the Best Damn Tour must be purchased in advance online or by phone and are available until 3pm the same day. 

Tour Hours

Open Daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The last tour of the day begins at 4:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased on site based on availability and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. During periods of high demand, tours fill quickly. Advanced, online reservations are encouraged.

Gift Shop Hours

Dailiy from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

A tour pass is not required to shop at the Gift Shop, so shop at your leisure for all of your personal and gift-giving needs.


  • Individual $100

”This is truly a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend it enough.“

”You can sit there and soak in the lake atmosphere...This is truly a wonderful experience.“

”I had never seen the mansion in total darkness before. Def adds to the experience!“


Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota.

3300 London Road
Duluth, MN 55804