Have you ever wondered what’s behind those locked doors at Glensheen? For the first time ever, visitors are invited to come on our most exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of previously restricted areas and secret cabinets along the way. This unforgettable journey will lead you through the second floor of the Carriage House with its hand-operated freight elevator, the boathouse and Clara’s private balcony.
This is the perfect experience for anyone who loves Glensheen and its history. The Nooks & Crannies Tour allows those who have previously visited to see new areas and hidden details, while learning more about this magnificent estate.
As the Nooks & Crannies tour does not cover as much of the Congdon family story as other tours, we recommend that first-time Glensheen guests pair a Nooks & Crannies Tour with either a Classic or Full Mansion Tour to get the full Glensheen experience. On its own, the Nooks & Crannies Tour focuses on exclusive features and less on the main spaces of the mansion.
The Nooks & Crannies Tour is offered on Saturdays and Sundays.
This tour is suggested for those who have previously taken the Classic or Full Mansion tour.
Normal 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
Friday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:30 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.
Open Daily from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Those who purchase either a Grounds Pass or any tour ticket are welcome to enjoy the grounds during normal grounds hours.
With Annual Pass $20
”Loved every minute! Learned so much about this estate. My kids were amazed by the grounds and upkeep of it all!“
”Glensheen is a step back in time to the barons of Duluth. The forward thinking construction and beautiful views from the mansion are worth the trip.“
”The tours were very interesting, and the architecture is amazing. The lake view is wonderful from the backside of the house. Definitely worth a visit! “