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Glensheen Mansion announces longer summer hours, alcohol service

The popular Duluth attraction is changing it up for the summer.

They will be doing things a little differently at Glensheen Mansion this summer.

The Duluth attraction announced on Thursday some changes they hope will bring even more visitors over the warm months – included extended hours for tours of the historic mansion.

Tours will now run every day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., pushing back its closing time by five hours so that visitors "can linger on the Loll patio furniture or a picnic table to see the sunset, skip rocks or generally explore the seasonal splendor of the grounds."

What's more, if you are hanging out in the evening at Glensheen, you'll be able to enjoy a beer or wine down by the shore of Lake Superior.

The mansion is inviting Grandma's Restaurants to serve drinks at the Congdon Garage, adjacent to the lake, with the public granted free access to the grounds so they can reach the bar (the drinks won't be free though – regrettably).

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Guests will then be able to enjoy their drinks on tables next to Superior's shores, complete with lawn games, bonfires, board games and menus for food delivery from local restaurants.

"It is great that Duluthians can finally have a beer right next to Lake Superior... legally", said Glensheen's Director, Dan Hartman.

Glensheen also announced the addition of a new tour to add to the nine it already offers: the "Summer Evening Tour" will be available in July and August.

It will comprise a narrated walk through the estate's gardens, onto its Stone Arch Bridge and finish with a stop at its "rarely opened" Boathouse.

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