Highlights Tour

Let our guides show you the best the Museum has to offer by taking our Highlights Tour.

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.

Please book online. Tour size is limited. If you arrive without a reservation and the tour is full you will be turned away. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend making a tour reservation. Please call 267.502.2990 when you are ready to schedule your tour 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

Tours also available by appointment. See below for special offerings and cancellation information.

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.


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Admission fees for tours
$10.00 Adults
$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.

The Museum is closed Mondays (except during the Christmas season). The Museum will also be closed:

  • Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 22 for Christmas preparations. Guided tours are available on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17.

  • Thursday, November 28, due to Thanksgiving

  • Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10 due to Glencairn Christmas Sing

  • Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25, due to Christmas