Read the books before you do though! It's like stepping back in time. Amazing to see, fascinating history in this house. Well worth the trip.
The Glensheen Estate should definitely be on your list of things to visit while in Duluth. The history of the estate is very intriguing! The setting on Lake Superior is beautiful. They offer tours and special events through out the year. We liked it so much that we decided to have our wedding inside the estate.
We did the standard tour which covers the main floor and 1st floor of the girls bedrooms and master bedroom. The attic and boys bedroom are part of the extended tour. Amazingly all the furniture, linens, everything was left behind and is being preserved. The tourguide was friendly and very well informed, she said that they used ot have tours... More
The expanded tour was the best! ( we went the weekend before Halloween, there were a lot of actives going on. ) My husband and I have been on the tour before but not on the one that goes to the third floor or the attic! Before the tour they have very nice viewing area to watch a video and... More
We took relatives to see this attraction. They thought the old carriage house was the mansion! This is worth a tour and the docents are most informative. Be sure to spend extra to see the 3rd floor where my uncle was raised. Do NOT expect to hear about the murder that took place or the movie with Patty Duke. The... More
This large multi-floor mansion located on beautiful Lake Superior is owned and managed by the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Glensheen mansion has a dark, but intriguing story about the well to do Congdon family and murders that ensued in their historic home. Take the "full" tour because this is the only way you can access the top floor (attic... More
Lovely mansion on the shores of Lake Superior - 27,000 sq. feet of comfort - it feels much smaller. Clara and Chester Congdon set out to create a warm loving home and they triumphed! Central vacuum system, infirmary with double sided rolling book cart and a raised fireplace, Rookwood Pottery Breakfast Porch, ventilated closets, furniture made to size for each... More
After driving by the place on numerous occasions for over 34 years, it was great to stop in and see what its all about. It wasn't as spectacular as I had expected, but still worth the visit.
An absolute treat to visit! Very historically correct, with period furnishings, wall coverings and well informed guides. New areas had been found that have been hidden for many years. A wonderful experience, to be repeated many times!
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