Glensheen opens historic grounds

The Duluth mansion opened the grounds to members and ticket-buyers Monday.

Glensheen Mansion. (File / News Tribune)

After being closed for more than two months, Duluth's Glensheen Mansion has opened its grounds to the public. The historic site will be slowly reopening with a phased approach in line with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s “safely adjusting the dials” guidelines, according to a news release from Glensheen.

The historic estate is following guidance and safety procedures issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state of Minnesota, University of Minnesota and the American Alliance of Museums, the release said. The first phase in reopening will be available to Glensheen members and people who pre-purchase tickets to help minimize the number of people on the estate and to maximize physical distancing.

“With the safety of staff and guests as our top priority, these opening phases are fluid and, if needed, will be stepped back,” said the news release from marketing manager Jane Pederson.

With the grounds reopening, the museum has started a new promotion, “Tim the Fox’s Coin Hunt,” to give guests more to do while walking the grounds. With the purchase of a $5 general admission grounds pass, guests can hunt for 10 hidden coins. Once guests find a coin, they can bring it to the carriage house for a free general admission pass. Guests may keep the coins.

Guests can also use Glensheen’s free app to learn detailed information about multiple points of interest around the estate and enjoy a self-guided grounds tour.


Tickets can be pre-purchased at .

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