Classic - Glensheen

Tour Details

Glensheen will be decorated for Christmas from November 18, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

A Glensheen Christmas Classic Tour is your chance to explore the mansion decked out for the holidays with more than 25 Christmas trees (20 on the three lower floors) and hundreds of feet of garland.

Start your experience in the Carriage House before making your way to the mansion where the tallest of Glensheen’s Christmas trees proudly towers beyond the first floor. Challenge yourself to find all the hidden elves while Christmas music envelops the living room. In the kitchen, sample a Christmas cookie recreated from Clara’s very own recipe. Finish your tour by exploring the grounds of Glensheen.

The Classic Tour includes the lower level, first and second floor.

During the Christmas season, the Classic Tour will be fully-guided Mondays through Friday; on Saturdays and Sundays, the tour will be self-guided.

Elf Book ($3/ea): Enhance your family-friendly Glensheen experience with the new Elf Book, and follow along with Eve the Elf to find her hidden elf friends, Christmas trees, and more. As an interactive guide for children, this fun and educational book will engage the little ones in your group.

Passbook ($5/ea): Enhance your tour experience with the new Passbook. Read facts not included on the tour, and see photos rarely viewed or shared. Plus, this Christmas, get a limited-edition, historic Glensheen postcard that will only be available during the 2017 Christmas season.

Both are available for purchase ONLINE and onsite.



Normal 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

Friday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:30 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.

Grounds Hours

Open Daily from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Those who purchase either a Grounds Pass or any tour ticket are welcome to enjoy the grounds during normal grounds hours.


  • With Annual Pass FREE
  • UMD Students FREE
    With valid UMD ID.
  • Active Duty Military FREE
    Active Duty military member, spouse & children. With valid ID - walk-up only.
  • Family $45
    2 parents/guardians & children in the family 17 or younger
  • Adult $15
    13 & up
  • Senior $14
    62 & up
  • Child $9
  • Youth FREE
    5 & under

”We did the basic tour and will be back to see more! The exterior is pretty, but the interior and the back story are incredible!“

”This home is a MUST-SEE for any Duluth trip. Do NOT miss out...“

”One can actually close their eyes and imagine what it must have been like to live on the lake in such a sumptuous dwelling.“

”You can't come to Duluth and not visit this place! It's beautiful and interesting! You feel like you've stepped back in time.“


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