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TOUR OPTIONS:

  • Self-Guided, Christmas CLASSIC Tour | Tickets available onsite or Purchase Here
    • OPEN DAILY* through January 8 | Entry 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      • *Closed December 24 & 25
  • Self-Guided, Christmas FULL MANSION Tour | Tickets available onsite while supplies last
    • OPEN DAILY* through January 8 | Entry 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      • *Closed December 24 & 25
  • Self-Guided, Evening Christmas CANDLELIGHT Tour | Tickets available onsite or Purchase Here
    • Fridays & Saturdays* | November 25 - December 31 | Entry 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • *Closed December 24 & 25
    • Additional Dates | December 22 - 23 & 26 - 31 | Entry 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

  • The following tours—CLASSIC & CANDLELIGHT—are available for purchase onsite or online.
    • CLASSIC TOURS: Upon arrival, guests will be checked in at the Ticket House before proceeding to explore the Carriage House and Mansion. Admission into the Mansion will be paced. Specific dates and times are not assigned when purchasing a Classic Tour. Simply arrive any day and time during our entry hours.
  • The following tour—FULL MANSION—is only available for purchase onsite.
    • Upon arrival, all guests will be checked in at the Ticket House before proceeding to explore the Carriage House and Mansion. To maintain a safe touring experience for all, admission into the Mansion will be paced. 
    • Due to capacity limitations, FULL MANSION tours may sell out and may not be available at the time of your visit. Reservations are unavailable. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Christmas CLASSIC Tour

  • OPEN DAILY* through January 8 | Entry 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • *CLOSED DECEMBER 24 & 25
    • See the most visited House Museum in the Midwest all decked out for Christmas! Experience a self-guided tour of the Mansion's lower level, first, and second floors. Interpretive signage and downloadable app with audio tour available.
    • Specific dates and times are not assigned when purchasing a Classic Tour. Simply arrive any day and time during our entry hours. Classic Tour tickets are valid to be redeemed up to one year from purchase date. Est. Tour Time: 60 minutes
  • ...Looking for Christmas FULL MANSION Tickets? 
    • Full Mansion Tickets are only available to be purchased on site. Due to capacity limitations, Full Mansion tickets may sell out and may not be available at the time of your visit. Reservations are unavailable. 

 

Guided VIRTUAL Tour | In-Depth Tour with Milissa

  • Have you ever wondered what's inside the cabinets and drawers of Glensheen? Explore the Mansion's nooks & crannies, drawers & cabinets and dare we say SECRET COMPARTMENTS. Hear the behind-the-scenes stories with Glensheen's Key Master, Milissa Brooks-Ojibway. Virtual Tour Run Time: 20 minutes
  • How it Works: After your purchase, we will email you a unique, private link that will enable access to the Virtual Tour. You may watch the tour multiple times.

 

Spirit of the Lights | OUTDOOR LIGHT EXHIBIT

  • Fridays & Saturdays* | November 25 - December 31 | Entry 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • *CLOSED DECEMBER 24 & 25
  • Bonus Additional Dates | December 22 - 23 & 26 - 31 | Entry 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
    • FREE outdoor light display on Glensheen's historic grounds. Tickets are not required. Does not include admittance to the Mansion. Guests viewing the Spirit of the Light exhibit are welcome to enter the grounds anytime from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM during the offered dates. Est. Tour Time: 45 minutes.
    • If you'd like to also tour the Mansion, tickets can be purchased HERE.
    • Accessibility is Limited: Due to the natural aesthetic of this event, a majority of the pathways will be unplowed and may be covered in snow and ice. Winter boots are strongly suggested. Strollers, wheelchairs, and other items with wheels are not recommended.

 

Evening CANDLELIGHT Christmas Tour

  • Fridays & Saturdays* | November 25 - December 31 | Entry 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • *CLOSED DECEMBER 24 & 25
  • Bonus Additional Dates | December 22 - 23 & 26 - 31 | Entry 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • An evening, self-guided experience of the Mansion's most famous rooms on the lower level, first and second floors. Interpretive signage and downloadable app with audio tour available. Includes Spirit of the Lights AdmissionCandlelight Christmas Tour ticket holders are welcome to enter anytime from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the date purchased. Onsite ticket purchases end at 7:30 PM. Est. Tour Time: 60 minutes

 

Evening SENSORY FRIENDLY Christmas

Tuesday, December 13 | Advanced Tickets Required

  • Sensory Friendly Christmas is an opportunity to experience Glensheen during the holiday season. We continue to welcome guests with sensory processing sensitivities and/or limited mobility to this tailored experience. The event includes reduced attendance, low-volume music, additional overhead lights and no flashing elements. Staff along the route will be available to help with questions and requests. 
  • What it is: A sensory friendly, self-guided tour following the Classic tour route. It includes the mansion's main floor, second floor, and lower level. Est. Tour Time: 60 minutes
  • How it works: After selecting the desired entry time and pre-purchasing tickets, please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled ticket time. Guests will check in at the ticket house and receive wrist bands. (Guests may select either one wristband per group or individual wristbands). Once check in is complete, guests are welcomed to explore the Carriage House, Gift Shop, and Mansion. Visit the Accessibility page to learn about general estate access. 
  • Who is this event for? This event is for all people and their support systems who benefit from a self-guided tour format with accommodations for sensory processing sensitivities and/or limited mobility.