Full Mansion - Glensheen

Tour Details

Glensheen will be decorated for Christmas from November 18, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

A Glensheen Christmas Full Mansion Tour is your chance to fully explore the 39-room mansion decked out for the Christmas Season—complete with over 25 Christmas trees and hundreds of feet of garland!

Start your experience in the Carriage House before making your way to the mansion where the tallest of Glensheen’s Christmas trees proudly towers beyond the first floor. Challenge yourself to find all the hidden elves while Christmas music envelops the living room. In the kitchen, sample a Christmas cookie recreated from Clara’s very own recipe. Finish your tour by exploring the grounds of Glensheen.

The Full Mansion Tour includes the lower level, first, second, third floors and attic.

During the Christmas season, Mondays – Fridays the Full Mansion Tour will be fully-guided. On Saturdays and Sundays, the lower level, main floor, and second floor will be self-guided with a guided portion on the third floor and attic.

Due to limited tour capacity, these tours often sell out early. 

Elf Book ($3/ea): Enhance your family-friendly Glensheen experience with the new Elf Book, and follow along with Eve the Elf to find her hidden elf friends, Christmas trees, and more. As an interactive guide for children, this fun and educational book will engage the little ones in your group.

Passbook ($5/ea): Enhance your tour experience with the new Passbook. Read facts not included on the tour, and see photos rarely viewed or shared. Plus, this Christmas, get a limited-edition, historic Glensheen postcard that will only be available during the 2017 Christmas season.

Both are available for purchase ONLINE and onsite.



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.

Grounds Hours

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.


  • With Annual Pass $11
  • Adult $26
    13 & up
  • Senior $24
    62 & up
  • Child $15
  • Youth FREE
    5 & under

”I had been on a tour when I was a young girl and thought it would be fun to go again as an adult. We had a most excellent guide, Wes.“

”My boyfriend and I did the full house tour and loved it. I can't imagine Glensheen not sparking the imagination of anyone.“

”I LOVE this place! The history, grandeur, it's magnificence is so breathtaking. I visit as often as I can.“


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