On the Director’s Tour you will enjoy an exclusive Glensheen experience. As a previous tour guide and history buff, our director Dan shares intriguing stories of Glensheen and the Congdon family along the way. Not only is the entire mansion explored, but also the Nooks & Crannies spaces of previously restricted areas. You’ll see spaces such as the silver safe, which only the Director has a key for.
Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes! The beautifully landscaped 12-acre estate and grounds are his favorite.
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.
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.
Group 2,500Up to 10 people. Please call 218-726-8910 to arrange your Director's Tour.
”We have toured Glensheen a half a dozen times and it never disappoints. It is beautiful, mysterious, historic, and regal all at the same time.“
”A very interesting place to go if you are looking for some Duluth history. We enjoyed roaming the grounds, the rooms, and the gift shop.“
”Although the Congdon estate is on an expansive piece of land along Lake Superior, you have to go inside to fully appreciate the rare treasure it is. Each room is lavishly furnished with the original family possessions.“