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The "Christmas in the Castle" tour is offered seasonally. The 2019 season runs from Friday, November 29, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Weekdays available between 12:30 and 2:30 pm

Weekends at 1:00, 1:30 and 2:30 pm

The tour is not available December 9-10, and 24-25, 2019.

Additional tours may be added when demand is high. Please call Visitor Services for additional tour times.

We strongly recommend that you call or email in advance to make a tour reservation. The Christmas in the Castle tour is very popular. There are several dates when all the guided tours are already fully booked. If you arrive at the museum without a reservation you run the risk of being disappointed when you find that no space is available on any of the guided tours. Call 267.502.2990, or click here to book a tour via email.

Admission Fees for "Christmas in the Castle" Tour
$12.00 Adults
$10.00 Seniors (65+)/Students with I.D.
Half price for Basic Members
Free for Gold and Patron Members and children 3 years and under
Other prices apply for tours by appointment.

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About the Tour

How do you celebrate Christmas in a 20th-century castle? This 45-minute guided tour reveals how Christmas was celebrated at Glencairn when it was the private home of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family (1940s to 1970s). Visitors will also explore works of art in the Glencairn collection depicting the Nativity of Jesus Christ, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Stops include the Great Hall, Upper Hall, Tower, Chapel, Master Bedroom, and Medieval Gallery. At the conclusion of the tour visitors may explore the Museum’s World Nativities exhibition at their own pace.


Please note: the "Christmas in the Castle" tour will not be available and the World Nativities exhibition will be closed on:

  • December 9, 10, 24 and 25