Classic Tour - Glensheen

Tour Details

*Glensheen is open daily for self-guided tours*

Daily | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

*OPEN LATE until 7:00pm Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23 for MEA Weekend*

RESTORATION CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: We’re so excited to be honoring our mission of ‘Celebrate Preservation’ with the restoration taking place in our Formal Garden this summer! Please note that aside from noise and a little dirt, the construction will not affect your tour experience. The mansion and grounds are still open to the public as usual. For guest safety, the Formal Garden is not open for viewing during construction. However, you can get a good look at the work from the Juliet Balcony, so be sure to check it out! Plus, the Annual Garden this year is absolutely fantastic. This vibrant garden is a must see.


About the 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?

For $10 – $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.



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

DAILY | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last Full Mansion tour ticket sold at 4:30 pm

The Grounds, Gift Shop, & Mansion close at 6:00 pm

Extended MEA Weekend Hours

Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23 the last Full Mansion tour ticket sold at 6:30pm

The Grounds, Gift Shop, and Mansion close at 8:00pm


  • With Membership FREE
  • UMD Students FREE
    With valid UMD ID.
  • Active Duty Military FREE
    Active Duty military member, spouse & children.
  • Adult $20
    16 & up
  • Senior $16
    62 & up
  • Veteran $16
  • Youth $7
    6-15 years old
  • Child FREE
    5 & under
  • Limited Income Adult $6
    Call (218) 726-8910 or inquire onsite at the Ticket House for more details
  • Limited Income Child $4
    Call (218) 726-8910 or inquire onsite at the Ticket House for more details
  • 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