The ‘Sheener — May 2018

Jane Pederson
May 14, 2018 · 4 min read

Shark Watching Society Bonfires

In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in May, to keep post while enjoying a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior. The event is FREE and starts at 6:00 pm. Come and go as you please until 9:00 pm. Kick back and admire the lake with a local beer in hand while eyeing the waters for the ominous dorsal fin.

Zoo @ Glensheen

Free Classic Tours for Moms on Mother’s Day

With a nod to Glensheen’s matriarch Clara Congdon, we celebrate Mother’s Day with free Classic Tours for mothers on Sunday, May 13th. We think Clara, whose diary is filled with details of caring for sick children and mending clothes, would approve.

Sunrise PhotoMeet

The first Glensheen PhotoMeet of 2018 is here! In celebration of the coming of summer, we invite you to a sunrise PhotoMeet to capture the epic morning magic on the grounds of Glensheen. On Saturday, May 19th from 5:00 am — 8:00 am.

Photo by Clint Austin from 2016 Sunrise at Glensheen PhotoMeet

Free Tours for Photographers

We’ve loved how Minnesota photographers have shared their immense talents with us. As a thank you to all photographers and a way to welcome new ones, Glensheen is giving photographers FREE Classic Tours on Saturday, May 19th (After the PhotoMeet) and Sunday, May 20th.

Community Day

Local attractions in partnership with Visit Duluth and the city of Duluth are offering a series of “Community Days” that provide free admission and other special discounts on select days.

Open late Memorial Day Weekend

To celebrate the kick-off weekend of summer, we’re giving you more chances to experience Minnesota’s best summer mansion. On Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th Glensheen will be open for tours late, until 8 pm! Many of the most experty experts around agree that the best time to be at Glensheen is in the evening during the summer months.

There you have it! What’s shakin’ at the ‘Sheen in May, for the kickoff to summer. For general tour & pricing information, visit us at

The Glensheen Collection

Anything and Everything related to Glensheen, the historic Congdon Estate. ~Duluth, MN

Thanks to Amanda Denton.

Jane Pederson

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Old mansions and giant lakes are my jam.

The Glensheen Collection

Anything and Everything related to Glensheen, the historic Congdon Estate. ~Duluth, MN