The Glensheen Historical Estate is located in Duluth in St. Louis County. This estate is an immense 20,000 square foot, 39 room mansion on 12 acres on land that looks over Lake Superior. It was built in 1908 for the affluent Congdon family. Chester Congdon was a lawyer, capitalist and philanthropist and was a prominent figure in the development of mining in the area. The estate started operating as a museum in 1979 when it was donated to the University of Minnesota. It remains virtually intact as it was when the Congdon family lived there. There are different tour packages that allow you access to various parts of the mansion and are either self guided or led by an incredibly knowledgeable guide.
Hours of Operation: 9:00am – 5:00pm