The Glensheen Estate is Duluth's premier historic home, which is located on more than seven acres and features ... More
The Glensheen Estate is Duluth's premier historic home, which is located on more than seven acres and features beautifully landscaped gardens. The home, in the Jacobean style, is open for tours and offers 39 rooms that are filled with the original furnishings. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been seen on the Arts and Entertainment Network
I loved that the Tour guides were very informative & made our group feel so welcome! My children asked many questions & the tour guid was very quick & thoroughly. The Estate was very well taken care of and so breath taking & Beautiful! We can not wait to return. The lake front was Amazing to see in the evening!
August of 2009 I took my 9 year old daughter and 8 friends there for her birthday party. What a party it was! The tour was long, but very worth it! Their favorite part was the breakfast room. My daughter said it was the best party in the world. The cost was a bit high, but it didn't bother me. The tour guides were very nice. The kids got a little scared when they heard about the murder there, but they said the tour was pretty cool. I would recommend the tour for teens and adults all though my daughter and her friends enjoyed it. It was kind of a grown up atmosphere. I recommend you to go and I would definitely go back!
Yes it is beautiful, and some call it "historic" but this place creeped me out before I went in. I was not aware of the murders until after I was in the house. My adult daughter and I both felt very dizzy and sick to our stomach at the same time! There was an elderly lady who had to leave the building because she said she felt like she was being suffocated. I've never been back there, there is something not right about that place. And there is no way on Gods Green earth I would consider getting married there!
I thought the mansion was beautiful, and I enjoyed my time there, however, my two friends and I went there on a day that they had a wedding planned. We took the 4 PM extended tour which ended at 530, and were all but kicked out because the wedding was planned for 530. I actually heard one person say that if the staff found anyone in the house in 5 minutes to escort them out. We were also not allowed to tour the grounds as the wedding was going to be outside as long as it did not rain. I feel that we were cheated out of part of our tour and would not spend the money (which I feel was more than it should have cost, especially since they are still asking for donations to renovate/fix the estate). We were also told not to touche "anything" but then you see all these people walking around (that were in the wedding party) and they are going into and out of rooms, touching things, etc. I have no problem with that happening, as they paid A LOT of money for that right, but they should have canceled the last tour so that we who took it were not rushed.
Glensheen is absolutely amazing! The detailed craftsmanship and the artifacts in the home are very unique and the staff does a great job of pointing out all the highlights. It's also great to just wander around the grounds of the house--Lake Superior views are wonderful! Have visited other historic homes that are not nearly as interesting or well taken care of or with such great tours. The haunting story behind the murders just makes it all the more fascinating! Don't think I could spend a night there alone!!!!! Expensive but always worth it!
Honestly, you feel like royalty at Glensheen. If you can, pretend while you walk through the mansion what it must have been like to live there and just drift back into time. Obviously the craftsmanship of the this treasure is amazing to say the least. Who knew we had such beautiful jewels hidden here in the Midwest?!
You don't just learn about the home on this tour. You learn about Duluth during the time the house was being built and when the family lived there. Also, some of the strange rules they lived by like, girls sleep on one floor and boys on another.
You must go to this place, even if it is for nothing more than to stand on the balconies overlooking the gorgeous Lake Superior beneath you. You really feel on top of the world and as if you are royalty. Really, you don't have to take the tour. (It's your loss) But at least check out the gardens, the balconies, and go down by the lake.
It is well worth the money. It's very informative and you will feel a bit of awe and jealousy as you walk through this huge estate. The only thing that I can think of that would make it better is a tour solely focused on perhaps the murders or strange goings on there. Instead of pretending it's not there they need to embrace it. It's all part of history after all.
I live in Duluth and drive by it everyday. It was beautiful and exciting to see, but the only reason I wanted to go was to hear about the murders that took place. It was very expensive to take my whole family that was visiting and that is what we all wanted to hear about, as we had read the book about it ahead of time.
I love this place because it has such a history, and the tour guides have great stories to tell. We stop by every time we go to Duluth. Though the cost is rather high, it is definently worth the cost.
I would strongly recommend stopping by if you are visiting Duluth. It's very interesting and has rich history.
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