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Medieval Festival

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

The Medieval Festival at Glencairn is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art and beliefs through a Pilgrim’s self-guided Quest, demonstrations, and activities.

Click here to see photos from past Medieval Festivals.

Demonstrations include:

  • Stained glass painting

  • Manuscript illumination

  • Live music on replica instruments

  • Weaponry

  • Replica Gutenberg-style printing press

Explore the galleries on your own, and try your hand at medieval crafts. Take our cell phone audio tour, see the temporary exhibition, Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars, and rejuvenate at the Castle Cafe.

Please note:
Demonstrations subject to change.
The elevator stops at the 1st, 5th and Tower floors only at this event. Please use the stairs while exploring galleries on all other floors.
Regrettably, due to the limitations of our historic building, it is not feasible for wheelchairs to go beyond the first floor during our Festivals.
No backpack-style baby carriers or strollers.
Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks, drones, or videography allowed.

Earlier Event: October 21
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Later Event: October 29
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