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 lower level, first and second floors. Interpretive signage and downloadable app with audio tour available. Est. Time: 1 hour
The General Admission tour pairs perfectly with the new Glensheen App that is free to download in the Apple App Store and Google Play. The Treasure Book is also a wonderful tour enhancement, perfect for the younger ones in the group. The Treasure Book is an eye-spy style book that helps engage and guide children throughout the mansion.
UPGRADE: For just $12 you can upgrade your General Admission to a Full Mansion tour. On the Full Mansion tour you will see all five floors of the mansion and a guided experience on the Boys Floor and Attic.
The Full Mansion tour includes the self-guided General Admission tour for the main floor, second floor, and lower level. PLUS, a guided experience on the Boys Floor and Attic.
Gowns of Glensheen exhibit | June 14 – September 2
As a special offering to summer-touring guests, the Gowns of Glensheen exhibit will be included in the General Admission price for no additional fee.
In the exhibit, guests will see smashing party dresses, ravishing fur coats, and first-class gowns displayed among the stunning interiors of the 39-room mansion. Some dresses were donated to the museum in the early years of Glensheen, where other dresses were worn by the Congdon women and over 100 years old!
There is a Gowns of Glensheen booklet available in the Ticket House to help guide guests through the mansion while detailing dresses and telling stories of the time along the way. Fun facts are included in the booklet like, silk is made from worm spit or that there are over 15,000 rhinestones and beads on one dress. The Gowns of Glensheen booklet completes the exhibit and brings to life the gowns on display.
OPEN 9am - 5pm
Purchasing tickets online, in-advance is recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time.
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.“