Glensheen Mansion makes USA Today's 'Best Holiday Historic Home' shortlist

You can now vote for the Duluth mansion to make the Top 10.
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Glensheen Mansion is in the running to be named one of the best historic homes in the country in which to take a holiday tour.

The Duluth mansion has made the shortlist of 20 in USA Today's 10Best series, having been selected by local experts from around the country.

It's now the subject of a public vote that will determine which homes make the Top 10, with the vote continuing until Dec. 10.

“We are honored that Glensheen made the list among stiff competition like the Hearst Castle and Biltmore.” Glensheen Director Dan Hartman told USA Today.

You can vote for Glensheen Mansion here.

Every year, the 39-room mansion is transformed into a festive wonderland, as it is decorated in the style of the Christmases enjoyed by the Congdon family, who had the home built in 1908.

Staff at Glensheen are currently in the process of decorating the mansion with hundreds of feet of garland and 25 Christmas trees dotted around the house.

The mansion is closed this week while decoration takes place, before opening for Christmas tours this Saturday.

As well as the decked halls inside, Glensheen has also introduced for the first time an outdoor light display, which will include illuminated snowmen and a laser projection on its exterior.

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