Duluth History and Sightseeing Bus Tour
Well-Researched Content, Great Storytelling, and Epic Vistas

Explore Duluth’s Rich History with Friendly, Knowledgeable Guides

Welcome to Duluth – a unique city with a rich cultural history and stories that could fill volumes. Hop aboard our clean, comfortable tour bus as we explore Duluth with skilled local guides who pride themselves on well-researched content and great storytelling. You’ll take a ride back in time and and into the stories of Duluth’s early origins and how the local people labored to build its industries during economic booms and persevered during the hardships of economic busts. Duluth is a town of character with a lot of great stories to tell. Our guides will lead you into those stories and help you develop a personal relationship with Duluth’s past, present, and future.

This Experiences Includes Stops and Admission to Two Bonus Attractions

Note: Your Duluth Experience bus tour includes a guided tour at The Historic Glensheen Mansion as well as admission to the St Louis County Heritage & Arts Center for a self-guided tour of The Lake Superior Railroad Museum, The St. Louis County Historical Society, Veteran’s Memorial Hall and The Immigrant Museum. No extra fees because… it’s included!

History & Sightseeing Bus Tour Details:

Price > $44 per person – NO ADDED TAXES OR FEES
Duration > Approximately 4 hours
Summer Tour Availability > May through October – see the tour calendar for specific dates
Winter Tour Availability > November through April – see the tour calendar – and by special request – email us for more information
Meeting Location > Pickup and drop-off in front of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park
Tour Times > Begins at 12:00PM and returns at approximately 4:00PM – a few 9:00AM tours throughout the winter – see the tour calendar
All Inclusive > Transportation, complimentary snacks and bottled water included with the tour
Special Bonus > Standard tour at Glensheen Mansion AND Union Depot tour are both included with your bus tour
Maximum Participants > 14 people (call for larger group options)
Minimum Age > None – children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian
Group Rate > We offer a group rate when booking 7 or more people as a group – Call us to book your tour with our group rate
Family Bonus > One child (10 years of age or younger) gains free admission with a paid adult
Tipping > Tips are not included, please consider tipping your guide

History & Sightseeing Bus Tour Highlights:

Hop aboard The Duluth Experience tour bus at our pickup location in front of the Lake Superior Marine Museum in Canal Park and begin your journey into the early origins of Duluth. Your guides will transport you through historic Duluth, weaving in stories of Duluth’s past and introducing you to some of the people who played significant roles in Duluth’s evolution. You’ll explore the Waterfront District and Downtown Duluth’s Historic Arts & Theater District before entering the eastern Congdon neighborhood for a visit to Chester & Clara Congdon’s beautiful Glensheen Mansion. Here, you will embark on a tour of the vast Congdon estate before hopping back aboard the tour bus and continuing your journey across Skyline Parkway. This National Scenic Byway provides spectacular views of modern-day Duluth, the Duluth-Superior Harbor, and the beautiful St. Louis River Estuary. As you return to Downtown Duluth, you’ll stop at the The Historic Union Depot to explore the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Finally, the tour bus will return to Canal Park and drop you off at the Lake Superior Marine Museum.

Still have questions? Visit our History & Sightseeing Bus Tour FAQ Page or email us for more information.

What Our Guests Are Saying:

"Great tour guides - very friendly and knowledgeable. The way they told the stories was awesome!"
"Great tour guides - very friendly and knowledgeable. The way they told the stories was awesome!"

Fully Customized & Private Bus Tours Available

Are you looking for something a bit different from our regularly scheduled tour? Something more customized to your group needs? Not a problem! We’ll work with you to develop a tour package that will create memories to last a lifetime! Click on over to our Private Group Page and fill out our Inquiry Form. If you prefer, you can send us an email or speak to a representative of The Duluth Experience at: (218) 464-6337.

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