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
The entire grounds were absolutely beautiful. The house, extravagent! It was breath taking and very interesting to be shown the different rooms, things that have stayed in excellent condition all these years. It was absolutely worth the money. The only bad thing was having to pay extra money to see the 4th floor. I think they should just charge a flat fee for the entire house.
My daughter and I took the Mothers Day tour and luncheon. We had a wonderful time. This is one of the most beautiful homes I have ever toured. The guides were very friendly and very knowledgeable. The art work, ornate wood, furniture, wall coverings, it was just
awesome. The lunch was a buffet, great food, with beautifully set tables in the indoor Winter Garden area. The price was very reasonable at $25.00 per person for the tour and meal. It was a very special time for my daughter and me. Consider this for your next Mothers Day. I definately plan to go back to take in the 3rd floor, we were unable to that day because of the amount of people. It is a seperate ticket and tour. Only 9 people to a tour (I think ) on the 3rd floor ,this is by order of the Fire Marshall, because there is only one stairway up there. ENJOY !!
A must see for the whole family, beautiful woodwork, rugs, antiques, just too much to list, expect to spend 4to5 hrs after the tour, seeing the gardens,lake superior, the horse stable. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED!
Definitely a place you want to visit. You really have to look around at everything. It's a place you could go to again and again, and would learn & see more.
All the things in the house are original - they did make a replica of the dining room rug, but you can see the original rug hanging up outside the room.
The stove in the kitchen has been updated, but remember the house was still occupied til the 70's. The original stove was larger and had more burners. The servants ate a hour before the family, and ate the same thing - you will learn much more by going there. They even had central vac system in the house. Look closely at everything, there's a lot to see.
You are not to take pictures in the house, but outside you can. The tour guides will not talk about the murders that took place in the house, but ask them anything else, they always have an answer.
Don't forget to go into the carriage house and all over the property. The boat house had a fire in 1916 because of a fire and hasn't been used since. Their yacht started on fire from a refueling accident. The balcony area on top of the boat house was used for an orchestra.
It's amazing, and interesting. There's so many more details I could go into, but I'll let you find out yourself. You gotta go!
WE AREALLY HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE GLENSHEEN MANSION. WE WERE STRAPPED FOR TIME SO WE ONLY HAD THE CHANCE TO TOUR THE FIRST TWO FLOORS. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SEEN THE THIRD AND THE ATTIC. VERY INTERESTING, LOVED THE MANSION. WOULD DO IT AGAIN!!! THANK YOU BARB BAILEY
I recently toured Glensheen Mansion with my daughters and all I can say is WOW.
It was unbeleivable. I never would have thought that 100 years ago you could have central vac in your house.
The wood carvings were magnificent. The tour guide was wonderful. The details about everything were very informative.
I will definately go again.
My parents used to live in Duluth and always talked about the Glensheen Mansion. My family and I just returned from visiting Duluth. We thought the mansion was awesome. I wish I had read the books on the murders that took place in the house so I knew exactly where the murders took place. I'm sure their spirits linger there. It's hard to believe that somthing so enormous and beautiful could have been built in the time. I totally recommend a visit. My 3 kids didn't even get bored! I also recommend buying the movie that was filmed there "You'll Like My Mother" with Patty Duke. They really show a lot of the house in the movie.
It was very informative and neat to learn about the mansion, however they are strictly told they can not mention anything about the murders, ghosts, or weird things that happen there which I found very disappointing because that is why I wanted to take the tour in the first place. I also thought it wasn't worth the $11 to take a tour of just the house and not learn about the murders and such.
My husband and I like to visit historic house museums whenever we travel the country. Only a very few times have we seen a historic house museum of this caliber with all ORIGINAL furnishings and the quality and beauty of those we saw at Glensheen. It was phenomenal! I highly recommend arriving early in the day and taking both the regular house tour AND the 3rd floor attic tour (the 3rd floor attic tours are limited and so sell out first). The Arts and Crafts decor on the 3rd floor is fantastic. And the artwork! Oh my! The Congdons really knew how to live well. Don't miss seeing this amazing decorative arts jewel! It was the highlight of our trip this summer!
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