Grounds Admission - Glensheen

Tour Details


Grounds Admission and Member admission are available for onsite, day-of purchases, and pre-purchases.

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

Pre-purchase or onsite credit card payment is highly recommended.


What is a Grounds Pass?

Grounds Admission gives guests access to walk Glensheen’s Lake Superior shore in Duluth.  Enjoy the 12-acre estate at the start of the North Shore. Bring a picnic lunch or have food delivered!

There is information on the outdoor educational signage and available in the free Glensheen App offers more that you most likely didn’t know about Glensheen. 


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

Bring a picnic lunch or have food delivered to you on the shore of Lake Superior.

Thanks to our friends at Duluth Loves Local for putting together this list of curbside and delivery restaurants.

Many of the restaurants listed will deliver right to your picnic table at Glensheen!

Looking for a quiet place to read a book? We’ve got you covered.

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 a great beach for agate hunting

We have an abundance of fresh, physical distancing air!!


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


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.

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

  • We encourage guests to take advantage of our ample outdoor space to maintain physical distancing.


For detailed information about visiting, please visit our Reopening Glensheen page



All in-person operations are currently suspended

Beginning Saturday, November 21 for four weeks


  • 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