Highlights Tour


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
$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.

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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 the following dates:

  • Sunday September 30, 2018 due to Steven Franklin Concert

  • Sunday October 7, 2018 due to Grayson Zuber and Suspiro Flamenco Concert

  • Saturday October 27, 2018 due to a private event

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018, due to the Medieval Festival

  • Wednesday October 31, 2018 due to Pre-trick-or-treating Scavenger Hunt

  • Monday November 12 through Friday November 16, 2018 due to Christmas preparations

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018, due to the Christmas Sing concert

  • During "Christmas at Glencairn" the Highlights Tour is available on weekends at 3:00 pm or by appointment. "Christmas at Glencairn" runs from the day after Thanksgiving through approximately the first Sunday in January. The Museum will be closed to tours December 10 and 11, and 24 and 25, 2018.

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

  • Thursday, November 22, 2018, due to Thanksgiving

  • Monday, December 10, 2018, due to the Christmas Sing concert

  • Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018, due to Christmas