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 contact the Museum for reservations. 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.
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 the following dates:
Sunday, April 28, due to the Sacred Arts Festival
Saturday, May 11, due to the English Song Recital with Graham and Robin Bier
The Museum is closed Mondays (except during the Christmas season). The Museum will also be closed:
Thursday, July 4, due to Independence Day
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