Free Tours Sunday at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota
This weekend it'll be free to tour Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota, the most visited historic home in Minnesota, and the most-visited house museum in the Midwest.
This Sunday, January 9th, anyone from Duluth, Rochester, even Texas gets free self-guided Classic Tour admission as part of Community Day. The tickets for adults run around $20 for non-members, so it's a steal!
In a press release, they said it was their way of thanking everyone that supports the Glensheen Mansion...
"The 86,000 Duluth residents, 35,000 daily commuters, and almost 7 million annual visitors are at the root of what makes Duluth so unique and one of the best places to live and visit in the state."
LOOK: The Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota
Chester and Clara Congdon built Glensheen between 1905 and 1908 as their home and was donated to the University of Minnesota and opened as a historic house museum in 1979.
...and, here’s the amazing part: the collection is intact. The top hat in the closet? That was Chester Congdon’s. The letters in the desk drawer? Those were written by Clara. The sheets in the linen closet? Organized by the Congdons’ 2nd-floor maid nearly 100 years ago. And that’s just inside the mansion...(source)
It cost just shy of $900,000 to build the mansion, and back then money went so much further. The main house has 39 rooms and measures up at 27,000 square feet.
Tours start early at 9 AM and the last person will be let in at 5 PM. Because it's a self-guided tour, you don't need tickets. Just sign in at the Ticket House.
Way more information at https://glensheen.org
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