Grounds Admission - Glensheen

Tour Details

*Glensheen is open daily for grounds admission*


Daily | Entry available 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Grounds close at 6:00 pm


*OPEN LATE until 7:00pm Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23 for MEA weekend*


ALL GUESTS AND MEMBERS must go to the Ticket House to check in.

Grounds Admission is only available for onsite, day-of purchases.


RESTORATION CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: We’re so excited to be honoring our mission of ‘Celebrate Preservation’ with the restoration taking place in our Formal Garden this summer! Please note that aside from noise and a little dirt, the construction will not affect your tour experience. The mansion and grounds are still open to the public as usual. For guest safety, the Formal Garden is not open for viewing during construction. However, you can get a good look at the work from the Juliet Balcony, so be sure to check it out! Plus, the Annual Garden this year is absolutely fantastic. This vibrant garden is a must see.


What is Grounds Admission?

Grounds Admission gives guests access to walk Glensheen’s Lake Superior shore in Duluth and enjoy the 12-acre estate at the start of the North Shore.

The Grounds Admission is perfect for guests who simply want to explore the grounds and not tour inside the mansion.

Delight in exploring the estate while locating the outdoor educational signage and using the free Glensheen App. Each offers golden nuggets of Glensheen knowledge that you most likely didn’t know!

Here’s why you should visit the grounds of Glensheen:

  • There are few places better than Glensheen’s estate to spend a perfect Duluth day.
  • The educational experience is not lost on the grounds. Our free mobile app includes detailed information about the estate in audio and text format.
  • There are also 12 educational signs situated at points of interest that allow guests to enjoy a self-guided grounds tour at their own pace.
  • It’s Instagram gold. We will be actively sharing our visitor’s best posts!
  • Glensheen’s Lake Superior shoreline is an excellent beach for agate hunting


Things to keep in mind when enjoying the grounds

  • As always, we ask guests and staff to admire plants and vegetation with their eyes and not touch or remove plants and vegetation on the estate

  • SUMMER: We ask guests to please stay on the stone, woodchip, and paved pathways when exploring the estate.

  • WINTER: We encourage you to do a little offroading via snowshoes! Feel free to venture into the wooded areas on the estate



Please visit our ACCESSIBILITY page to learn more about available accommodations. For additional information or to request accommodation, please contact us at 888-454-4536 or [email protected].


Service dogs are welcome! Pets or emotional support animals are not permitted. For more information regarding accessibility, please visit our Accessibility Page



DAILY | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last Full Mansion tour ticket sold at 4:30 pm

The Grounds, Gift Shop, & Mansion close at 6:00 pm

Extended MEA Weekend Hours

Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23 the last Full Mansion tour ticket sold at 6:30pm

The Grounds, Gift Shop, and Mansion close at 8:00pm


  • With Membership FREE
    With valid Member ID
  • UMD Students FREE
    With valid UMD ID
  • Active Duty Military FREE
    Active Duty military member, spouse & children.
  • Adult $5
    16 & older
  • Youth FREE (w/ paid adult)
    15 & under

”Walking along the grounds, along the shore, through the gardens, the secret forest walk... is incredible.“

”The estate is beautiful and the grounds and gardens are a must-see. Not to mention it is right on the shore of Lake Superior.“


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