Glensheen Mansion

City of Duluth Proclaims ‘Ann Redelfs Day’ to Honor Late Community Advocate

Redelfs served as an educator at UMD, worked with neighborhoods and police, and more before she died suddenly in April. 

DULUTH, Minn.- A longtime member of the Duluth community, the late Ann Redelfs was honored at Glensheen Sunday for her contributions to the environmental, social, and political landscape of the city. Throughout her life Redelfs lived Oklahoma, Houston, Ithaca, New York, and San Diego before moving to Duluth in 2004. She served as an educator at UMD, organized regular meetings…

Inaugural Ann Redelfs Bird Count Honors a Life Lost Too Soon

The Ann Redelfs Bird Count is Happening Sept. 1 - 10 on the Grounds of Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn – This year’s fall bird migration comes with a special meaning for one group of avid bird counters in the Northland. Dozens will be turning their eyes to the sky with a special message for a friend who impacted so many and was taken too soon. “It’s not the best day for birding, but they will come with…

Blacksmiths Forge Interest in Metalworking at Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn.- Visitors at Glensheen Mansion Saturday got to learn about an old-fashioned trade — being a blacksmith. Forging Community’s blacksmiths were on the mansion grounds demonstrating metal working and smithing. Glensheen staff say they appreciate having them every year and they are an even more valuable attraction during the pandemic. “For the public it’s always kind of fun to…

Live Music, Lake Shore Views Back for Wednesday Night at Glensheen

The weekly celebration is back through August at 250 person capacity.

DULUTH, Minn.- Wednesday nights are busy at Glensheen Mansion once again, as their “Wednesday Night at Glensheen” weekly celebrations are on now through August. Attendees can come for free and sit outside and enjoy some drinks and music every Wednesday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year only 250 people are allowed anywhere on the grounds at a…

Leprechauns, Clark the Shark, Snowshoes and More at Glensheen Mansion

Glensheen Mansion is Offering Plenty of Activities to Help Curb Cabin Fever

DULUTH, Minn. – March kicks off on Sunday, but little leprechauns have already invaded Glensheen Mansion in Duluth. The only proof staff has is their little green hats left behind. Staff at the mansion invite the public to look for the hats, with the possibility of seeing one of the elusive leprechauns. Glensheen’s Leprechaun Hat Hunt is happening now through…

Community Day Brings Hundreds to Glensheen

Free day of admission attracted many to the mansion.

DULUTH, Minn.- Glensheen Mansion saw quite a few people come through Sunday, as it was the next stop on the list of the City’s Community Day destinations. Tourist destinations that benefit from the tourism tax revenue each have a Community Day where special offers are available for anyone to attend. On Sunday Glensheen offered free admission for tours, including the…

Glensheen to Offer Free General Admission to Locals Sunday, January 5

Glensheen Mansion is Celebrating Another Successful Holiday Season by Thanking Local Residents

DULUTH, Minn. – Staff at Glensheen in Duluth are looking to say thank you to the community for their support the past year, and to finish out the final day of Christmas tours at the Mansion. A complimentary Community Day is happening Sunday, January 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. “General Admission is self-guided, guests do not need advance…

Glensheen New Home for Marcia Hales’ ‘Spirit of the Lights’

After 20 years in her Park Point backyard, light display moves locations.

DULUTH, Minn.- Glensheen Mansion will officially house another Northland Holiday Tradition Tuesday–Marcia Hales’ Spirit of the Lights display opens on the estate from 4 to 9 p.m. For more than 20 years the same lights were on display at Marcia’s Park Point home for all to enjoy. About 30-40 volunteers helped shine the lights again on Glensheen grounds. An undertaking…

Thousands Shop Local Items at Duluth Winter Village

Last year brought more than 20,000 people to the market.

DULUTH, Minn.- The grounds of Glensheen were packed for the 4th annual Duluth Winter Village outdoor market. Last year was the market’s biggest year yet with more than 20,000 people shopping the locally made gifts. According to organizers, this year is looking to be just as big as people continue to be attracted to what Duluth has to offer. “It…

Duluth Winter Village Happening Saturday, Sunday at Glensheen Mansion

Duluth Winter Village Attracts Over 20,000 Visitors to the Grounds of Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – In years past, thousands of eager Northlanders descended upon Glensheen mansion to check out local businesses selling their goods in a new winter village. That experience is back this weekend. The Duluth Winter Village is happening December 7 and 8 at Glensheen Mansion. The village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Local businesses…

Christmas Lights Up, Christmas Tours On at Glensheen Mansion

Choose from three different tours to take.

DULUTH, Minn.- The holidays are in full swing at Glensheen Mansion, with their Christmas Tours now underway. You can choose from three different tours at the mansion: a self-guided tour, a half self-guided full mansion tour, and the new candlelight tour. For the candlelight tour, staff turns off all the interior lights, illuminating the mansion in only Christmas lights. Staff…

Glensheen General Admission Tours Add Pumpkin Hunt

DULUTH, Minn. – The Glensheen Mansion in Duluth has added another element to the Halloween season celebrations. During tour hours, you can join in on the great pumpkin hunt. Nine pumpkins are hidden throughout the grounds and inside the mansion for visitors to find during the self-guided, general admission tours. “There’s no age maximum you need to be to participate…

Inaugural Trick-or-Treat Event Happening at Glensheen Mansion

Trick-or-Treating at the Mansion is Happening Thursday, October 31; Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – There are five big events happening throughout October at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth. For the first time ever, Glensheen will be hosting a trick-or-treating event on Halloween. The mansion is also featuring a Great Glensheen Pumpkin Hunt, 21+ Flashlight Tours, and a Hiki Hut event. The Great Glensheen Pumpkin Hunt: October 1 – 31 | 9:00 a.m….

Coffee Conversation: Gowns on Display, Concerts on the Pier at Glensheen Mansion

View More Than a Dozen Gowns Inside, and Concerts on the Pier Outdoors at Glensheen Mansion this Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – They’re back! Glensheen’s annual Concerts on the Pier begin Wednesday, July 3. New this year, the series will begin each Wednesday evening with an opener taking to the Pier at 6:00 p.m., followed by a headliner at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free to the grounds of Glensheen. You’re encouraged to walk, bike,…

History of Duluth in Photographs at Glensheen Mansion

Mansion pairs with Duluth News Tribune for Reporting Duluth Exhibit.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth history is now on display in the form of newspaper photos at Glensheen Mansion. The exhibit is called Reporting Duluth. It’s a partnership with the Duluth News Tribune to display blown up photos from the paper, dating back to the late 1800s. Photos include UMD’s victory during the Frozen Four last year, and the 1920 lynchings of…

Glensheen Mansion Offers Flashlight Tours Through March

Flashlight Tours will Happen Every Friday and Saturday Through March 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion is bringing back flashlight tours as bitter winter weather continues in the Northland. The darkened fun will run through Saturday, March 16, with tours taking place every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Included with the price of admission, guests will receive a branded Glensheen Flashlight tour pint glass with a sippy…

Make Your Own Wreath at Glensheen

Mansion Holds Wreath Making

DULUTH, Minn.- Who needs to buy holiday decorations, when you can make them? Wednesday night at Glensheen, people learned how to make wreaths. Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center brought all the fresh materials, like balsam branches, cedar and pine cones from its 18,000 acres of land. The aroma of fresh pine and balsam branches relaxed the room. For $20, participants…

Winter Village Packed Away for Next Year

Annual Two-Day Event Wraps Up

DULUTH, Minn.-Winter Village at Glensheen Mansion was another hit, attracting roughly 20,000 people over the two-day event. The annual event gives small businesses a chance to show off their holiday goods to the masses. On Sunday crews were busy taking down lights, leaving their wooden cabins, and packing up. “It’s encouraging to see the businesses participate and the visitors come…

Holiday Huts Taking Over Glensheen Mansion this Saturday, Sunday

The Third Annual Duluth Winter Village is Happening December 1 & 2 at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Back by popular demand, the Duluth Winter Village is set to take over the grounds of Glensheen Mansion in Duluth Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. The event is happening from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. More than 40 Duluth businesses will come together to offer holiday gifts and local goods from inside locally…

Tacky, Classy Holiday Décor Deck the Halls at Glensheen Mansion

The Inaugural Tacky Christmas Display is Now Open at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to decorating the historic Glensheen Mansion for the holiday season we think extravagant trees, classic ornaments and hundreds of feet of garland. But this year, that’s all changing, at least outside the mansion. This year, in addition to the 25 Christmas trees inside the mansion, Glensheen is bringing the Christmas cheer outside, too. The…

Night at the Museum Offers After Hours Tours of Glensheen

Grounds Lit Up and Whole Building Opened for Event

DULUTH, Minn.- The Glensheen Mansion got its evening dress on as the building and the grounds were opened up for Night at the Museum. Glensheen staff said this free event was to give back to the community, who they say has done so much for the mansion. The grounds, trails and buildings were lit up for the public to enjoy…

1918 Marked by More than Just Fire

Presentation at Duluth Public Library Highlights Other Travesties of the Year

DULUTH, Minn.-A presentation took place at the Duluth Public Library tonight to shed some new light on what some call Duluth’s most devastating year, 1918. Organized by Twin Ports Genealogy, the free event focused on the summer of 1918, when a catastrophic fire burned along the outer edge of Duluth. Organizers say that the fire overshadows two other terrible parts…

Coffee Conversation: Brews with the Beach Club

Glensheen Mansion in Duluth Invites Everyone to Check Out Thier New Lake Superior Beach Club on the Shore of Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – Adventurous Northlanders and visitors to the area now have the chance to check out the newly opened Lake Superior Beach Club at the historic Glensheen Mansion. Marketing Manager Jane Pederson told FOX 21’s Brett Scott on Monday, the idea came after Executive Director Dan Hartman recently traveled to a conference, and was able to enjoy a brew on the grounds…

Glensheen Kayak Series Kicks Off

Duluth Experience and Glensheen have partnered up so you can paddle along Lake Superior's North Shore as part of an evening tour.

  DULUTH, Minn. – Today kicks off the Wednesday Night Glensheen Kayak Series. Duluth Experience and Glensheen have partnered up so you can paddle along Lake Superior’s North Shore as part of an evening tour. Kayakers hit the water earlier today while getting some views of the historic mansion. The kayak series continues throughout the summer. Categories: Community, Minnesota, News,…

Military Personnel and Families Have Free Summer Admission at Lake Superior Zoo

Proof of service is required, such as a Common Access Card (CAC).

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth is joining a new club. It’s now recognized as a Blue Star Museum. Staff made the announcement and beginning this Saturday, May 26 until Labor Day, Sept. 3 military personnel and their families will have free admission. It’s a way to give back to the community and also help revitalize the zoo….

Duluth Bonding Bill Projects Include Lake Superior Zoo and Glensheen Mansion

The Lake Superior Zoo and Glensheen Mansion have requested million in funds to make repairs.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Zoo requested $1.9 million of funding from that bonding bill to help with a new exhibit. Zoo staff members tell us they are now cautiously optimistic as they wait for the governor to make a final decision about the bill. The money would go toward the “Bear Country” exhibit. Zoo workers say that’s the…

“Mouth Full Of Maple” Kicks Off Tonight

Glensheen Hosts Tastes Of Local Syrup & Syrup Infused Dishes

DULUTH, Min. — It’s that time of year again when the maple trees are producing sap! If you are craving maple syrup, you’re in luck! The Glensheen Mansion is kicking off their “Mouth Full of Maple” Wednesday night. They’ve partnered with The Duluth Grill and are featuring tastes of local syrup and syrup infused dishes. A new dish is revealed each…

Glensheen Gardens Still Blooming

Several events happen at the formal garden such as weddings.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Glensheen Mansion in Duluth sits on 22 acres and seven of those acres are gardens. As the weather changes so does the workload to maintain them. Forty-six gardens are on the property including 10 vegetable gardens. Emily Ford is in her second season as Glensheen’s gardener. The job may sound overwhelming but she says she is…

State Higher Education Commissioner Visits UMD For Proposed Bonding Projects Tour

The Duluth Campus Share of the Total Request is Under $18 Million.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gov. Dayton’s proposed bonding bill for the next session includes $28 million for University Minnesota Duluth (UMD). The state’s higher education commissioner was on the UMD campus to see where some of the funding would go if the proposed bonding request is approved. Some of the money UMD is asking for would be reinvested into facilities for research, outreach and education…

Twin Ports History to be Highlighted Through “Zenith City on Tap”

Northland Uncovered: Duluth and Superior History

DULUTH, Minn. – Each month, officials at Glensheen Mansion plan community events at the historic home. Coming up in February, they’re featuring the stories that built the Twin Ports. Zenith City on Tap is a history series by Duluth author Tony Dierckins. Dierckins is the publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press. These talks will be happening every Wednesday in February….

UMD College Republicans Host Fundraiser

The group will be traveling to Washington D.C.

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth’s College Republicans held a fundraiser at Glensheen Mansion. The UMD College Republicans met with gubernatorial candidates at the event is a fundraiser. The group is attending the CPAC in Washington D.C. UMD College Republicans President Kynze Lundeen says organizing the event is an honor. “It means a lot to me to have my CR’s…

New Tours, Events, Launch Glensheen Mansion to Record-Breaking Numbers

Northland Uncovered: More than 140,000 Visited Glensheen in 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Officials are counting record numbers at Glensheen Mansion as they look into the attendance for 2017. This is a trend that’s been on the rise over the last few years. “Which is really something to say because in 1981 the murder was on the press all the time,” explained Director Dan Hartman. Hartman tells FOX 21 this…

Glensheen Mansion Celebrates Christmas in True Congdon Form

More than 25 Christmas Trees Fill Historic Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – Christmas is just a few weeks away and the folks over at Glensheen Mansion are already celebrating. The Historic Congdon Estate is decked out with lights, garland, and more than 25 Christmas trees. Christmas tours are in full swing at the mansion. All tours have a little Christmas flair with the beautiful decorations, and there’s even a…

Winter Village Encourages Shopping Small

Nearly 40 of Duluth's local vendors will sell special Holiday crafts.

DULUTH, Minn.- Coming up this weekend, locals can experience a special taste of the holidays during the Northland’s second Winter Village. The celebration is on the grounds of the Glensheen Mansion on Dec. 1st to Dec. 2nd. The event brings together Duluth’s small shops. More than 40 vendors will be showing off their crafts. It’s the second time the Lake Superior…

Thousands Expected for Duluth Winter Village

Local Businesses to Sell Goods out of Wooden Cabins

DULUTH, Minn. – Last year, thousands of eager Northlanders descended upon Glensheen mansion to check out local businesses selling their goods in a new winter village. That experience is back this weekend. The Duluth Winter Village is being held December 2 and 3 at Glensheen Mansion. The village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Local…

Mother Nature Leaves Trail of Destruction Along Shoreline

The First Snow of the Season Caused Much Destruction for Many in the Duluth Area

DULUTH, Minn. – Mother Nature knocked the Northland with a punch Friday, leaving thousands without power and many left to cleanup after the first blast of winter. FOX 21 Photojournalist Adam Jagunich brings us to the sights and sounds as people assess the damage. Categories: Community, Environment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Adam Jagunich, Brett Scott, Destruction, First,…

Grounds Crew at Glensheen Prepares for First Snow

Northland Uncovered: Prepping Plants for Winter Freeze

DULUTH, Minn. – The grounds crew at Glensheen Mansion is preparing for the upcoming freeze. It’s big undertaking as the workers winterize the fountain in the formal garden by draining and scrubbing it, then covering it in plastic. They also harvest the rest of the vegetables and rake leaves. “The changing of the season always happens at different times this…

Glensheen Mansion to Open Doors for Free Tours Wednesday

Wednesday: Night at the Museum

Courtesy: Glensheen MansionDULUTH, Minn. – Glensheen Mansion is opening its door to the public Wednesday, and lucky for visitors, it’s for free. This is all part of the annual Night at the Museum event. The gates will be open from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, but Glensheen officials recommend getting in line early. Other than the free,…

Glensheen Mansion Prepares for Fall Season Following Successful Summer

Northland Uncovered: Glensheen Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – After a successful summer full of live music, nights by the lake and countless tours, officials at Glensheen mansion are preparing for Fall. Glensheen Marketing Manager Jane Pederson says several fun events are on tap for the incoming season. A new program series is starting up as we enter September: Chef in the Garden. Every Wednesday in…

Glensheen Introduces “The Best Damn Tour”

New Tour Includes Kayaking, Bonfire and Flashlight Tour

DULUTH, Minn. – Glensheen officials are hoping to show guests their best time at the mansion yet with their new experience called “The Best Damn Tour.” This tour includes kayaking, a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior, and a flashlight tour inside the mansion. It’s offered every Tuesday through the end of September. Each tour is open to just…

Original Stenciling Unveiled at Glensheen Mansion

40 Years of Paint Removed

DULUTH, Minn. – Glensheen Mansion in Duluth holds more than 100 years of history withing its walls and now original stenciling is bringing life to Alfred’s room. Conservators from Midwest Art Conservation Center are currently removing 40 years of white, latex based paint. The stenciling was originally covered up in the 1970s by request of the Glensheen Staff. This was…

Historic Duluth Estate to Host Annual Gala

2017 Glensheen Gala Focuses on French Culture

DULUTH, Minn. – Soon, Glensheen Mansion will be opening the doors to guests for an evening full of class and celebration. The Annual Glensheen Gala is Saturday, May 13 from 7-10 p.m. This year, the event follows a French theme with appropriate food and drink selections. Glensheen will be opening rarely-seen spaces as well as some not available to the…