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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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If you are only interested in the murder story . . . this is not your ticket. If you really want to... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Beautiful, Breath-Taking and Enthralling

Having read about the history of the Congdon family, the estate and the booming Iron Ore industry... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Julie T
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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Finished in 1908, this Lake Superior 39-room mansion enjoys a rare, intact collection of original furnishings and art. Because of that, it closely resembles the days when the Congdon family first occupied it. Truly, it is Duluth's answer to Downton Abbey. Situated on a wooded lot, the home boasts spectacular views of Lake Superior, as well as, multiple gardens including formal, flower and vegetable. Guests are also encouraged to explore the carriage house, boat house, stone bridge and pier. Children enjoy the pebbled beach for hours of rock skipping while parents take in a sit on one of Adirondack chairs. Be sure to check out Glensheen as part of your must-do Duluth bucket list.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
+1 218-726-8910
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

If you are only interested in the murder story . . . this is not your ticket. If you really want to see some period archtecture in great condition, then by all means don't miss this. The tours are well structured and never have large...More

Thank 9NotHappy
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Having read about the history of the Congdon family, the estate and the booming Iron Ore industry in the Duluth/Iron Range areas I was really looking forward to touring the home. I've been on the grounds before but never in the house. My kids (8...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I love history and this beautiful house is amazing. Great guided tours and learned so much. The workmanship is amazing and you feel you have gone back into the early 1900,s. Highly recommend as the house is surrounded by beautiful grounds with stables and gardens.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old mansion! So much history and very informational tours. Be prepared for a lot of walking but it is worth it!

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I have been here before by not for Christmas. We did the full mansion tour and spent about 1h30m there. Every room is decorated for Christmas. The tour has expanded and we were able to see new rooms and the attic which we could not...More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

An amazing place to see history and property of an wealthy person in those days. So much to see at the mansion

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 21 December 2017

A great place full of history. I know they do not want to dwell on the murders, however, that is a very interesting part of the story. Always a great place to go.

Thank K M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I wanted to see it decorated for Christmas, they put up about 25 trees, although that’s not how the owners decorated when they lived there. It was still pretty though. We did the tour where you got to go on the 3rd floor and attic,...More

Thank holmz
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and will plan a visit in the spring with adult kids. Beautiful in the winter too. Loved it

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The house and furniture are beautiful in their own right, but the addition of the Christmas decorations made it gorgeous. Stunning views of Lake Superior from the beautiful grounds was an added bonus. Some reasons I didn’t give it a 5 rating was because the...More

Thank Dawner21
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5 July 2017|
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Response from Leslie S | Reviewed this property |
MikkFun - I don't remember what's available for the hearing impaired. When we went on our tour it was a very small group. Just my husband, me and another couple, then the tour guide. I would call them and ask to make... More
23 November 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Hello! The guided Classic Tour typically lasts about an hour. The guided Full-Mansion Tour typically last about an hour and a half. Thank you, Glensheen Marketing Manager
Dan H
14 September 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Property representative |
Typically we offer Flashlight Tours January - March!