Grounds - Glensheen

Tour Details

The Grounds Tour will be back in the summer of 2019!

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.

Tour Hours

OPEN 9am - 5pm

Purchasing tickets online, in-advance is recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time.


  • With Annual Pass $12
  • Adult $30
    16 & up
  • Senior $28
    62 & up
  • Veteran $28
  • Youth $19
    6-15 years old
  • Child 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