Classic Tour - Glensheen

Tour Details

Self-guided Never Ending Christmas tours will be offered daily from March 1, 2021 – April 4, 2021.


Purchase Classic Tour Tickets Online or Onsite

To purchase self-guided Classic Tour tickets online, PURCHASE HERE.

To purchase self-guided Classic Tour Tickets in person:

Upon arrival, all guests will be welcomed at the Carriage House ticketing area where day-of tickets are available for purchase.

To maintain a safe touring experience for all, guests will form a single line spaced 6 feet from other groups with paced admission into the mansion. 


About the Classic Tour

Admire 25 Christmas trees,

Count the 25 hidden elves,

Enjoy the extras and family-friendly experience,

Rest assured with health & safety measures,

Immerse yourself in the Christmas stories of the Congdon family,

And explore an unforgettable Christmas mansion on this self-guided tour.


The Classic Tour tour is a family-friendly, self-guided tour that showcases 25 Christmas Trees and 25 Hidden Elves on display for the holiday season in the Midwest’s most-visited house museum. See the mansion’s most famous rooms on the Classic Tour like the Breakfast Room (Green Room), Living Room, and Library. This is the perfect tour for a family with young kids or a first-time visitor.


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

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.


Want to see pictures of what the Christmas Classic Tour is like? Check out this CHRISTMAS CLASSIC TOUR PHOTO GALLERY.


Want to see the entire mansion?

For $12 more you can upgrade your Classic Tour to a Full Mansion Tour. 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.


What to expect when arriving at the mansion

  • To keep building capacities reduced, admittance into the mansion is granted based on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Therefore, Classic Tours do not have a specific tour date or tour time assigned.
  • In order to maintain reduced building capacities and to keep ample distance between guests, please be prepared to stand in line.


Health & Safety Updates



Per the University of Minnesota, all staff and visitors are required to wear a mask while indoors and outdoors when navigating pathways as 6 feet of distance may be difficult to maintain with 2-way traffic on outdoor pathways. Free masks are available. Thank you for understanding.

We encourage all visitors to consider conducting health screening before entering the facility.

To learn more about Glensheen’s Safety Plan, please visit HEALTH & SAFETY.



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 [email protected].



Tour Hours


2/27/21 - 4/4/21 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The last ticket is sold at 4:30 pm


  • With Membership FREE
  • UMD Students FREE
    With valid UMD ID.
  • Active Duty Military FREE
    Active Duty military member, spouse & children.
  • Adult $18
    16 & up
  • Senior $16
    62 & up
  • Veteran $16
  • Youth $7
    6-15 years old
  • Child FREE
    5 & under
  • Limited Mobility $5
    See the Lower Level and First Floor. The Second Floor will be shown on a video.

”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