Grounds - Glensheen

Tour Details

Offered June 1 – September 30

You may have toured the inside of Glensheen, but what do you know of the extensive grounds? This guided walk around the 12-acre estate Congdon property satisfies enthusiastic horticulturists and inquisitive history buffs alike with its interpretation of the vegetable and formal flower gardens. It delves into Chester Congdon’s vision for a sustainable estate, passion for experimental plants and his fervor for land preservation during the era in which the National Park System was born. 

The Grounds Tour is offered on Saturdays and Sundays and is pre-sale only. Order online or by calling 218-726-8910 or 888-454-GLEN. 

This walk covers uneven terrain and may not be suitable for every guest.

Labor Day Weekend Hours - We're Open!

9/1/19: 9AM-4PM | 9/2/18: 9AM-8PM | 9/3/18: 9AM-4PM

Glensheen will be open 9AM-4PM through Labor Day weekend with extended hours of 9AM-8PM on Sunday, 9/2/18.

Tour Hours

Open Daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The last tour of the day begins at 4:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased on site based on availability and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. During periods of high demand, tours fill quickly. Advanced, online reservations are encouraged.

Gift Shop Hours

Dailiy from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

A tour pass is not required to shop at the Gift Shop, so shop at your leisure for all of your personal and gift-giving needs.


  • With Annual Pass $20
  • Adult $35
    16 & up
  • Senior $33
    62 & up
  • Veteran $33
  • Child $27
    6-16 years old
  • Youth FREE
    5 & under

”The tour was very well done. 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.“

”Really enjoyed our visit. The gardens are beautiful in the spring and summer. It is a wonderful home and you learn a lot of history.“

”My wife and I toured the grounds of this timely, lovable and well kept historical mansion. From the flower and vegetable gardens, the boat and carriage houses and the mansion itself, everything is well preserved and cared for.“

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


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