Tour Details

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

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


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


American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program

  • Since Glensheen participates in the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program, Glensheen members receive free gardens/grounds admission to all other participating gardens in the country.
  • Glensheen also offers free grounds admission to people who are members of any other garden/museum that participates in the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program.
American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program 2023 member garden. Logo of a leaf on green.




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 info@glensheen.org.


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


Hours of Operation

Please note that the last self-guided Full Mansion Tour is sold 30 minutes before closing each day. Self-guided Classic Tours are sold up until the time we close.

  • Monday: 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 5pm
  • Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday (Opening Late - Grandma's Marathon): 1pm – 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Holiday opening times

Saturday (Opening Late - Grandma's Marathon): 1pm – 5pm


  • 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
  • Museums for All $3
    With EBT Card or Medical Assistance Card

”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