Skip to main content

Glensheen Mansion giving free tours today to celebrate anniversary

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The Glensheen Mansion is celebrating its anniversary by offering visitors free tours of the historic Lake Superior home.

The 39-room home, built by the influential Congdon family and completed in 1908, has an infamous history that includes the grisly 1977 murders of heiress Elisabeth Congdon and her night nurse.

Thursday's community day is celebrating the 36th anniversary of the home opening to the public as a museum, the museum's website notes.

The free standard house tours will be offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. To get your free ticket, visit the ticket house in person at the base of the Glensheen parking lot.

Tickets are usually gone by early afternoon, the museum notes.

Community Day also kicks off the estate's return to its summer schedule, offering tours seven days a week.

Just a week ago, Glensheen Mansion opened the door to a room never before seen by the public. Robert's room, located on the third floor, can by viewed as part of the museum's expanded tour.

Robert was the youngest of the Congdon children.

Next Up


Target profits plunge as it takes hit from shedding excess goods

The retailer announced earlier this year it would be slashing prices.

police lights

Las Vegas man identified as victim killed near 38th and Chicago

The 25-year-old died at the scene Sunday afternoon.


Beloved Eagan Dairy Queen says goodbye

A summer staple has shuttered in Eagan.

Screen Shot 2022-08-16 at 3.44.22 PM (2)

Bridge damage closes westbound Hwy. 62 between Richfield, Edina

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said bridge maintenance work is in progress.

Michael Miller

Charges: Drunk driver killed former chair of Hibbing Chamber of Commerce

Michael Miller's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.

Mystic Lake

Charges: Man attacked Mystic Lake security with 2x4

A chaotic scene unfolded after the man approached the bell stand late Friday.


Glensheen Christmas-Tree-Living-Room-Library-1024x683

Glensheen Mansion offering free tours for 1 day this weekend

The museum says it's a way to say thank you to its supporters in the community.