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Amid coronavirus pandemic, Glensheen Mansion launches virtual tours

You can catch them on Facebook Live every morning during the week.

It's not just restaurants adjusting their business model to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Glensheen Mansion, a historic home and popular tourist destination  in Duluth, has also shifted to accommodate would-be guests stuck at home. 

On Friday, the museum — which is closed to support social distancing — announced that it would be giving virtual tours on Facebook Live during the crisis. 

Those tours, led by museum director Dan Hartman, started last week, and there are plans to continue hosting them on Facebook every weekday at 8:00 am., a news release says. 

But there are other ways to experience Glensheen without leaving your couch; on Wednesday, the museum launched Glensheen 360 on its website, a free self-guided tour that lets you click your way around the vast house as well as its scenic grounds. 

The museum says the Glensheen app, which launched last year and supplements the in-person tour with "maps and audio descriptions for nearly every room," also works with the online 360 experience. 

The 39-room Glensheen, which was built in the first years of the 20th Century, is "the most visited historic home in Minnesota," the museum says. 

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