Tour Details

About the Self-Guided Classic Tour

Admire Glensheen’s most famous rooms,

Explore the 12-acre lakeside estate,

Enjoy the extras and family-friendly experience,

Immerse yourself in the stories of the Congdon family,

And experience an unforgettable mansion on this self-guided tour.


The Classic Tour is a self-guided experience of the lower level, first, and second floors.

Grounds Admission is included with the purchase of any mansion tour. 

Interpretive signage and downloadable app with audio tour available.

The signage and app include all of your favorite information from the guided tours!

Est. Time: 1 hour.


Purchase Classic Tour Tickets Online or Onsite



(Please remember to check in with the Ticket House when you arrive to redeem your pre-purchased tickets.)

IN-PERSON: Upon arrival, all guests will be welcomed at the Ticket House where day-of tickets are available for purchase.


Want to see the entire mansion?

The Full Mansion Tour is a self-guided experience that explores all five floors of the mansion. Full Mansion tour tickets are only available for purchase onsite as capacities allow. Learn more about the Full Mansion Tour.


Please visit our ACCESSIBILITY page to learn more about available accommodations. For additional information or to request accommodation, please contact us at 888-454-4536 or info@glensheen.org.



Hours of Operation

Please note that the last self-guided Full Mansion Tour is sold 30 minutes before closing each day. Self-guided Classic Tours are sold up until the time we close.

  • Monday: 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday (Opening Late): 10.30am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 5pm
  • Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Holiday opening times

Tuesday (Opening Late): 10.30am – 5pm


  • With Membership FREE
  • Adult $20
    18 & up
  • Senior $18
    62 & up
  • Veteran $18
  • Youth $8
    6-17 years old
  • Child FREE
    5 & under
  • UMD Student FREE
    With valid UMD ID.
  • Active Duty Military FREE
    Active Duty military member, spouse & children.
  • Museums for All $3
    With EBT Card or Medical Assistance Card
  • Limited Mobility $5
    See the Lower Level and First Floor. The Second Floor will be shown on a video.
  • UMD Faculty & Staff $16
    With valid UMD ID.

”The staff were very kind and the self-guided tour made this place worth the cost. Our favorite rooms were the breakfast room and Helen’s room.“

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

”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.“

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


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