Tour Details

About Lock & Key

The Lock & Key guided tour will take guests through spaces in the mansion, carriage house, boathouse, grounds, and gardens. This tour is best suited for guests who have, or plan to, take Glensheen’s self-guided Classic or Full Mansion tours. Guests will learn about the Congdon family and the staff who worked for them across the estate, along with seeing behind-the-scenes spaces typically not open to the public. These guided tours will be offered on weekends starting in May and June 2024.

ALL GUESTS must go to the Ticket House to check in prior to the start of the tour. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time to ensure the tour starts on time.

We encourage guests to dress for the weather! The tour route includes outdoor pathways and will take place rain or shine.

We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. To purchase online, please click here. Tickets will also be sold in person at Glensheen’s ticket house, however, we strongly encourage guests to purchase tickets online due to the limited number of tour spaces.

Est. Time: 1.5 hours.


What’s Included?

  • Guided Lock & Key Tour (1.5 hrs)
  • Self-guided Classic Tour ($20 value)
    • If you have not toured Glensheen before, we highly recommend arriving at least 1 hour prior to your Lock & Key tour start time to take your self-guided Classic Tour and see the lower three floors of the house first.
  • Grounds Access ($5 value)


Want to see the entire mansion?

The Full Mansion Tour is a self-guided experience that explores all five floors of the mansion. Full Mansion tour tickets are only available for purchase onsite as capacities allow. Learn more about the Full Mansion Tour.



Please visit our ACCESSIBILITY page to learn more about available accommodations. For additional information or to request accommodations, please contact us at 888-454-4536 or info@glensheen.org. Please note that this guided tour includes multiple sets of stairs and uneven outdoor pathways, so it may not be accessible to all. Please contact our Ticket Office at 218-726-8910 for questions and to learn more.


Cover photo (above) and carriage photos (below) courtesy of Bryan French Photography.


  • With Membership $18
  • Adult $36
    18 and up
  • Veteran $34
  • Senior $34
    62 and up
  • Youth $24
    6-17 years old
  • Child FREE
    5 & under

”Get up close and personal with the carriages and sleighs in the collection!“

”Step back in time by visiting the gardens and learn about the history of gardening at Glensheen.“

”Conclude the tour in some of your favorite rooms in the mansion!“


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