See all 25 Christmas trees and hunt for all 25 elves on the self-guided, Christmas 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 and soak in the luxurious interiors and stories of the Congdon Family.
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
PLEASE NOTE: ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, THERE WILL BE A LARGE SCALE HOLIDAY MARKET ON THE GROUNDS OF GLENSHEEN. THE GLENSHEEN PARKING LOT IS RESERVED FOR TOUR GUESTS, PLEASE PLAN EXTRA TIME FOR EVENT CONGESTION.
Hunt the 25 mischievous elves on any Christmas tour
Follow along in the Elf Book which is available for purchase in the Ticket House & Gift Shop.
Once you’ve found all 25 elves, head to the Gift Shop to claim your Elf Hunting Mastery and prize of a temporary elf tattoo!
Taste Clara Congdon’s Shortbread Cookie
In the kitchen you will find a sample of Clara Congdon’s very own shortbread cookie recipe, which is made by local bakery, Johnson’s Bakery especially for the Glensheen Christmas tour.
Try the new Glensheen App
The app includes an audio tour and maps to enhance your experience. The app is free to download in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
UPGRADE: For just $12 you can upgrade your General Admission to a Full Mansion tour.
The Full Mansion tour includes the self-guided General Admission tour of the main floor, second floor, and lower level. PLUS, a guided experience on the Boys Floor.
The main floor and lower level of the mansion are wheelchair accessible. The Second, Third Floor, and Attic are not wheelchair accessible, there are videos available upon request that show these floors. Please also see our Limited Mobility pricing.
To learn more about General Admission, click HERE
Monday, December 2
Glensheen will be closed all day on Monday, December 2nd
Christmas Tour Hours
OPEN DAILY | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, November 15 - Sunday, January 5 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)
Saturdays - OPEN LATE
Saturday, Nov. 23 - Saturday, Dec. 28 | 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
General Admission and Full Mansion Tours available
With Annual Pass FREE
UMD Students FREEWith valid UMD ID.
Active Duty Military FREEActive Duty military member, spouse & children.
Adult $1816 & up
Senior $1662 & up
Youth $76-15 years old
Child FREE5 & under
Limited Mobility $5See 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.“