Visiting the Museum

Glencairn Museum offers a variety of tours, events, exhibitions, concerts and educational programs year-round. The Museum is closed Mondays.

There are occasional closings and tour cancelations due to public and private events. Please see below or call 267.502.2600 before your visit to see if there are any closings.

Please choose one of the following ways to visit Glencairn Museum:


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.

Highlights Tour
Tuesday—Friday 2:30 pm
Weekends 1:00, 2:30 & 3:00 pm
By appointment

"Time Travelers": A Family Backpack Tour
Weekends 1:45 pm
By appointment

Please note: the Highlights tour and "Time Travelers" tour are not offered during our annual Festvals. During Christmas at Glencairn the Highlights tour is available at 3:00 pm on weekends; the "Time Travelers" tour is only available by appointment.


(Great Hall and Upper Hall; self-guided)
Weekends 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Donations welcome


Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Weekends 1:00 to 4:30 pm


Click here to see the current and upcoming exhibitions.
Included in guided tours
Self-guided viewing, weekends 1:00 to 4:30 pm, donations welcome
By appointment


See our calendar of upcoming events for dates and times. Events include Festivals, Concerts, Workshops, and Open Houses.

please note:

The Highlights Tour will not be available on the following dates:

  • 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