Let our guides show you the best the Museum has to offer by taking our Highlights Tour.
Please contact the Museum for reservations. Call 267.502.2990 or click here to book a tour via email.
Tuesdays through Fridays at 2:30 pm
Weekends at 1:00, 2:30 and 3:00 pm
During the Christmas season at Glencairn, the Highlights Tour is available on weekends at 3:00 pm or by appointment. See below for more information.
Tours also available by appointment. See below for special offerings and cancellation information.
Admission fees for tours
$8.00 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.
About the Tour
The 90-minute Guided Highlights Tour includes a 15-minute award-winning orientation video and ride in the elevator to the Tower, with its commanding view of the local area and the Philadelphia skyline (be sure to bring your camera!). The guide will present Glencairn in the context of the history of the Bryn Athyn community, and explore the fascinating relationship between Glencairn and its neighbors, Cairnwood and Bryn Athyn Cathedral. The tour also includes a visit to the Pitcairn family's Chapel and the Master Bedroom and Bath. An introduction to the Museum's collection of religious art takes place in a variety of galleries. The tour also includes a visit to Glencairn's stunning Great Hall and Upper Hall.
Please note: the Highlights tour will not be available on:
- Sunday, October 23, 2016, due to the Medieval Festival
- Sunday, October 30, 2016, due to the Julian Gargiulo concert
- Thursday, November 24, 2016 due to Thanksgiving
- Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13, 2016 due to the Christmas Sing Concert
- Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25, 2016 due to Christmas
- Sunday, March 19, 2017 due to the Elizabeth Pitcairn concert
- Sunday, April 16, 2017, due to Easter
- Sunday, April 23, 2017, due to the Sacred Arts Festival
- Tuesday, July 4, 2017 due to Independence Day
During "Christmas at Glencairn" the Highlights Tour is available on weekends at 3:00 pm or by appointment. "Christmas at Glencairn" runs from Black Friday (November 25, 2016) through Sunday, January 8, 2017. The Museum will be closed to tours December 12 and 13, and 24 and 25, 2016.