Glensheen Mansion: Easter Egg Hunt – Duluth, MN

Glensheen Mansion: Easter Egg Hunt – Duluth, MN

Exciting news!

Our daily Easter Egg Hunt is open now! 24 colorful Easter eggs can be found throughout the Mansion.
The Easter eggs can be found on the classic tour, through April 17th! Come test out your I-spy ability and see if you can find all 24 eggs.

About

Our mission is simple. It is to Celebrate Preservation.

In a world full of manufactured experiences, we have very few opportunities to fully immerse ourselves in authenticity. Glensheen offers one of those rare chances.

Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. Our 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th-century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.

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Glensheen Mansion: The Magic of a Glensheen Christmas with Evening Candlelight Tours – Duluth, MN

Glensheen Mansion: The Magic of a Glensheen Christmas with Evening Candlelight Tours – Duluth, MN

 O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,⁠
Thy candles shine out brightly!⁠
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,⁠
Thy candles shine out brightly!
Self-guided Christmas Classic Tour and self-guided Evening Candlelight Tours are available for purchase online. Self-guided Christmas Full Mansion tickets are only available for purchase onsite.  Plus, a tour perk, read below!  To learn more visit: Glensheen.org.

360º View of a Christmas Tree

How often do you get a 360º view of a Christmas Tree? ⁠See the Main Hall tree from all angels and a bird’s-eye view as you head up the stairs. ⁠⁠See 25 Christmas Trees and 25 Hidden elves on a self-guided Christmas tour now through January 8th. ⁠

SPIRIT OF THE LIGHTS

 As a tour perk, Candlelight Tour guests will have the chance to enjoy the outdoor light display, Spirit of the Lights.

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Glensheen Mansion: It’s happening… Free Concerts on the Pier will be back in Full Force this Summer! ⁠

Glensheen Mansion: It’s happening… Free Concerts on the Pier will be back in Full Force this Summer! ⁠

 CONCERTS ON THE PIER – LANUE

JULY 7 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CONCERTS ON THE PIER

WEDNESDAYS IN JULY & AUGUST⁠
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM⁠

GATES OPEN AT 5:00 PM⁠
MUSIC FROM 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM⁠

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Concerts on the Pier is a quintessential Duluth summer experience. You haven’t lived a true Duluth summer night until you’ve attended a night of Concerts on the Pier at Glensheen. Duluth musicians play on the end of Glensheen’s 100-ft pier that juts out into Lake Superior. Concert goers pack the shoreline and arrive to watch the show via every watercraft vehicle imaginable.

2021 Concerts on the Pier line up

7.7 LANUE (indie folk – Sarah Kruger project)
7.14 Seyi Stories (spoken word, hip hop, R&B)
7.21 Charlie Parr (folk, Americana, blues)
7.28 Sugar on the Roof (bluegrass, alt-country, folk)
8.4 Lyla Abukhodair (pop, indie rock)
8.11 Alan Sparhawk (rock, blues)
8.18 AfroGeode (neo-soul, R&B, spoken word) & JayGee (hip hop, spoken word)
8.25 Gaelynn Lea (folk, indie)


EVENT DETAILS⁠

– Service animals are welcome ⁠
– Beverages available for purchase⁠
– Glass and outside alcohol is not allowed⁠
– Food available for purchase from multiple food trucks⁠
– Picnics/delivery/outside food is allowed, but please no large coolers⁠.⁠
– Onsite kayak launching available ONLY through Day Tripper of Duluth⁠

FOOD & BEV⁠

Food Trucks to include Oasis Del Norte, UpDawg, Mama Roots, Auntie M’s, The Rambler, and more! Not every food truck will be present each night. Every night will be a different set of a few food trucks.⁠


Catering by Bellisios will provide local beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic options available for purchase.⁠

Love Creamery ice cream will be available for purchase.⁠

PRO-TIP

Taking a tour prior to the concert is a great way to snag a good parking spot and the best seat on the shore.

Glensheen is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for self-guided tours.

ACCESSIBILITY

If accommodations such as an interpreter are needed, please make accommodation requests two weeks in advance for each performance. Accommodation requests can be made by contacting info@glensheen.org.


Glensheen Mansion: Spirit of the Lights

Glensheen Mansion: Spirit of the Lights

Glensheen Mansion

Glensheen’s outdoor light display, Spirit of the Lights, and Christmas Candlelight Tours in the mansion will be offered every Friday & Saturday night in March. ⁠


Even though the typical holiday season is over, we threw out the rule book on Christmas and have extended the holiday tour season.⁠ Due to COVID closures, we weren’t able to offer our popular Christmas Candlelight tours and outdoor light display, Spirit of the Lights to the public this past December. ⁠So here’s your chance!⁠

Spirit of the Lights is an outdoor light display that originated on Park Point at the home of Marcia Hales. The display is celebrated for its intimate and natural feel. Many of the motifs and displays are in memory of individuals or in recognition of meaningful moments. The display sprawls across Glensheen’s 12-acre lakeside estate, magically illuminating the grounds. Many of the display’s pathways will remain unplowed, making a nighttime snowshoe experience the perfect way to enhance Spirit of the Lights. Glensheen has snowshoes available for free rental.

Due to daylight saving time, there will be various event times:

  • March 21st – April 4th (Fri & Sat)
  • Spirit of the Lights entry 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (presale only)
  • Candlelight Tour entry 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Learn more at: glensheen.org






Experience Glensheen Decorated for Christmas at Night – Duluth, MN

Experience Glensheen Decorated for Christmas at Night – Duluth, MN

TOUR DETAILS

As Minnesota’s Stay Safe pause continues through January 11th, all in-person tour operations will be suspended temporarily. Instead, you can see the mansion virtually with a guide of your choice! There are three different guided virtual tours to chose from. Each tour with a different focus and virtual guide.

VIRTUAL GUIDED TOURS (NEW!)

Purchase Guided VIrtual Tour: Here

  • Virtual Christmas Tour with Jane
    • See the Christmas trees, hidden elves, and the mansion decorated for Christmas virtually. Hear Congdon Christmas stories as Jane, Glensheen’s  Official Holiday Ambassador guides you through the most famous rooms of the mansion.
  • In-Depth Virtual Tour with Milissa
    • Have you ever wanted to see what’s inside all of the cabinets and drawers in Glensheen? Well, this is your chance! Explore the nooks, crannies, drawers, cabinets, SECRET COMPARTMENTS, and behind the scenes stories with Glensheen’s Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway.
  • Exclusive Virtual Tour with Director Dan
    • Description coming soon!

SELF-GUIDED 360º VIRTUAL TOUR

In line with the MuseumFromHome movement and many museums across the globe, Glensheen is finding innovative ways to bring the century-old historic home to you on your couch.

In partnership with Explore Minnesota, Visit Duluth, and Alleycat Photography, Glensheen launched a 360º virtual tour experience that is available free of charge.

Virtual tour guests can experience their favorite rooms on the main floor like the famous Breakfast Room, explore the summery-green grounds, and see the second floor. Yes, this means you could make the favorite, “Green Room” or Breakfast Room, your virtual office backdrop – making it feel like your home office while basking in the sunshine among the floor to ceiling green tiles.

 

 

START YOUR SELF-GUIDED 360º GLENSHEEN EXPERIENCE

Here are the best ways to experience the 360º Virtual Tour:

  1. Choose your Virtual Tour Enhancement – Virtual Treasure Book or Glensheen App
    1. Download & open the Glensheen app on your smartphone (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play)
    2. Or print the Virtual Treasure Book
  2. Open the 360º virtual tour on a laptop or desktop
  3. Use the Virtual Treasure Book as an eye-spy game or the Glensheen app for audio snippets to enhance your experience as you virtually explore the mansion

VIRTUAL TREASURE BOOK

This new enhancement was designed after the success of the original in-person Treasure Book that was created in 2015 for guests on tour while exploring the mansion. This is an eye-spy game intended to be used within the Glensheen Virtual Tour. The Virtual Treasure Book makes a virtual tour experience way more fun than most other Virtual Tours… which can get boring pretty quickly. During the COVID-19 closure, the new Treasure Book is available as a free download to enhance the 360º virtual tour experience.

How do you use the Virtual Tour Treasure Book?

  1. Download the Virtual Tour Treasure Book –HERE
  2. Print it off (Be sure to select ‘fit to page’ in your print settings)
  3. Go to Glensheen’s Virtual Tour
  4. Use the Treasure Book as you guide yourself through the mansion

GLENSHEEN APP

Glensheen Mansion launched the tour app through the museum app company, Encurate, in 2019 to enhance the self-guided tour experience. With maps and audio descriptions for nearly every room, the app is a complementary tool to not only the General Admission in-person experience but now also, the Glensheen 360º virtual tour. Feeling a little stir crazy? The app and Glensheen 360º also allows you to explore the grounds and 12-acre estate.

Glensheen at Home Hack: We suggest viewing the 360º virtual tour on a desktop or laptop while using the Glensheen app on a smartphone. With a little bit of manual work, you can connect what you’re seeing on your computer with the descriptions you’re hearing from the app on your phone.

The Glensheen app is a free and available for download by searching “GLENSHEEN” in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Our mission is simple. It is to Celebrate Preservation.

An Authentic Experience in a world full of manufactured experiences, we have very few opportunities to fully immerse ourselves in authenticity. Glensheen offers one of those rare chances. Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. Our 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th-century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.

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