New Hours, New Tour and More at Glensheen

Updated: July 03, 2018 09:21 AM

Those who've been to the Glensheen Estate in Duluth might want to make another visit this summer. The estate has new hours, new events, and new features that aim to give a brand new experience.

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They'll be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout most of July and August, allowing visitors extra time to explore the grounds.

"We don't think there are other museums that are doing this across the country," Glensheen Marketing Director Jane Pederson says. "This is a bit of a gamble for us and we're excited to offer it."

She says one of the best times to experience the grounds is during a summer evening, and those visiting during that time will have the chance to stop at the all-new Lake Superior Beach Club.

"It's a great family friendly space," Pederson says.

The space, located just east of the pier on the estate grounds, has tables and chairs arranged for groups to enjoy a beverage with a great view of Lake Superior in sight. The area also has lawn games, board games, and bonfires. It's open every evening from 4 to 9 p.m.

The mansion is also offering a new summer evening tour, which includes all five floors of the mansion, a tour of the grounds and garden, and a peak at the boat house.

Finally, the popular "Concerts on the Pier" series begins on Independence day with none other than "Big Wave Dave and the Ripples."

"Of course we encourage folks, as always, to come via kayak, boat, paddleboard, whatever watercraft means they can find," Pederson says. "Those tend to be the best seats."

Also on Independence day, staff at Glensheen will be hiding holiday-related items throughout the mansion that people can look for during the tour. Each tour guest will receive a miniature flag during the day, while supplies last.

Click here to find out more about the estate. 

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