Tour Details

Available for a limited time this fall! Friday, October 25th & Saturday, October 26th

21+ Flashlight Tours are back for two days only this fall. First, you will need to be 21 or older to be on the tour. This is not a tour for kids. As part of your cost for admission, guests will receive a branded Glensheen Flashlight Tour pint glass with… a sippy cup cover. The cover allows you to bring your glass and alcoholic beverage INSIDE the mansion. There is a cash bar with beer and wine available for purchase. (You can leave the flask at home folks.)

What else is new? The addition of one of Glensheen’s newest spaces is available to the public for tour – The Carriage House Living Room. Here, guests will enjoy the warmth of a live fire – the only working fireplace on the estate.

Inside the mansion, all the lights have been turned off. Each group is accompanied by a guide who will illuminate pieces throughout the house, which allows you to appreciate our rare collection in a new way. Guests on the 21+ Flashlight Tour will see the lower level, first floor, and second floor of the mansion.

How do the drinks work?

You can purchase your drinks onsite at a cash bar before the tour. A pint glass is included in your ticket price. You will receive your drink in a Glensheen branded pint glass (included in your tour ticket price) at the cash bar. You will also receive a sippy-cup top that will allow you to bring your drink and pint glass in the mansion on tour.

Should I bring my flashlight?

Your tour guide will have a flashlight to illuminate your journey! There is no need to bring a flashlight from home. Please leave your flashlights at home.

Why Ballast Point beer?

Chester started an orchard in Yakima Valley, Washington where the Congdons built another massive home called the ‘Congdon Castle’. In recent years, the orchard has converted to mostly hops. Ballast Point Brewing purchases hops from the Congdon Orchard to brew their popular, Sculpin beer. So you have the chance to taste Congdon hops on the 21+ Flashlight Tour when you choose a Sculpin beer.


Due to the nature of this tour, patrons must be 21 years of age or older. Any intoxicated patrons can be refused admission with no refund. 


  • With General Membership $12
  • Adult $30
    21 & up
  • Senior $28
    62 & up
  • Veteran $28

”We took the Flashlight tour and it was scary and amazing! I had never seen the mansion in total darkness before. Def adds to the experience!“

”I will definitely go back in the future for another tour, perhaps the flashlight tour.“

”We had no knowledge of this landmark before hand but were in awe by the end of the tour. Such elegance and charm but such a mystery as well.“


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