This Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, Night at the Museum will be brought to you once again. From 6:00–9:00 PM Glensheen will be open for self-guided tours and grounds access — FOR FREE.
You’ll have access to the main floor, second floor, and lower level of the mansion where you’ll be able to see pieces of the collection that are not typically showcased. Along with that, the grounds will be beautifully lit in ways that you’ll only see at this event.
If this wasn’t enough to strike your fancy, guests will also receive a punch card of the top “must-see” spots. Once your punch card is complete, turn it in to be entered into a drawing for a FREE PREMIER TOUR for four!
DISCLAIMER: Night at the Museum tours of the mansion will reach capacity very quickly. Not every Night at the Museum attendee will tour the mansion. Reservations for tours will not be taken. It is first come, first served.
There will not be reserved tour times. Tours will enter in the mansion based on timing and capacity factors. Please plan on waiting in line to tour the mansion. First tour entry will be at 6:00 pm and last tour entry will be at 9:00 pm.
Now that you know the basics — here’s how to get the MOST out of your Night at the Museum.
1. Bring cash
There will be food trucks and a bar. Trust me, you’ll want to have cash handy. The Rambler and Log Home Wood Fired Pizza will be serving up some grub during the event, and there will be a cash bar. You won’t want to miss out!
2. Carpool, walk, or bike
With limited parking and the popularity of this event, we highly recommend methods other than driving. If you don’t have an alternative method of transportation, carpooling is a good option. The lot will fill up quickly, so plan ahead to ensure that you can arrive stress-free.
3. Dress appropriately
Because you have the entire evening to explore the grounds, you’ll want to make sure that you are comfortable. As you know, Duluth weather can be a bit unpredictable. At Glensheen we now have a handy dandy weather station to help you prepare. Click here to get a real time update of the weather at Glensheen.
4. Wear good shoes
A 12-acre estate plus stairs in a mansion with five floors could equal sore feet if you don’t have the proper footwear. We encourage you to wear comfortable shoes so that you are able to enjoy the evening to the fullest — blister free!
5. Have your camera ready
How often can you get up close and personal with Glensheen for free on a fall night? Glensheen is full of amazing photo opportunities on an average day — add in the setting sun and fall colors, and you won’t want to turn that camera off.
Will all guests get a free tour of the mansion?
Tickets to tour the mansion will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 6:00 pm. Tour capacity allows 15 people to enter the mansion every five minutes. Each ticket will be marked with a specific entry time. The last tour entry will be at 9:00 pm. Depending on attendance, not all visitors may be able to tour the inside of the mansion; however, ALL visitors are encouraged to explore the grounds and other buildings lit up and alive with action.
How can I make sure I get to tour the mansion?
Tickets to tour the mansion will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis. Reservations for tours will not be taken. We suggest coming in early to grab a spot in line to increase your chances of touring the mansion.
Are strollers allowed?
Due to the nature of the historic estate, strollers are not allowed within the buildings. They are, however, permitted on the estate grounds.
Where should I park?
Parking is first to come, first served. Please carpool, walk, or bike to Glensheen. The parking lot will fill quickly. Please follow the city’s street-side parking regulations and park on the EVEN side of the street. For further information check with city authorities.
Can I bring my dog?
No. Sorry, Glensheen is a historic estate, and pets are not permitted beyond the gates. Service animals recognized by the ADA are welcome.
What happens if it’s raining?
A rain date for this event is set for October 11. If we experience inclement weather and postpone the event, an announcement will be made on social media.
We are so excited for this event, and hope you are, too! Come join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening at Glensheen! See you Wednesday!
Some information in this post was written by Scottie Gardonio, Glensheen’s Creative Manager.