General Admission - Glensheen

Tour Details



Per the University of Minnesota, all staff and visitors are required to wear a mask while indoors. Free masks are available. Thank you for understanding.


About the General Admission tour

This family-friendly, self-guided tour showcases Midwest’s most visited house museum which is a stunning 39-room mansion built by an iron-ore tycoon as the gateway to the North Shore on Lake Superior. Explore the mansion, enjoy the extras, soak in the luxurious interiors, and stories of the Congdon family.

PLUS, the grounds are included! Everything that is included in Grounds Admission is also included on a General Admission and Full Mansion tour.

This tour is a self-guided experience of the lower level, first and second floors. Interpretive signage and downloadable app with audio tour available. Est. Time: 1 hour


Want to see the whole mansion? For $12 more you can upgrade your General Admission to a Full Mansion tour. 

The Full Mansion tour is a self-guided experience that explores all five floors of the mansion.



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

To learn more about Glensheen’s Safety Plan, please visit our Health & Safety page.



Monday - Sunday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last ticket for the day sold at 4:30 pm, estate closes at 5:00 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