PLEASE NOTE: Glencairn Museum is closed Thursday, January 4, due to inclement winter weather.

The "Christmas in the Castle" tour is offered seasonally. The 2017 season runs from Friday, November 24, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Weekdays at 1:30 and 2:30 pm

Weekends at 1:00, 1:30 and 2:30 pm

The tour is not available December 11-12, and 24-25, 2017.

Additional tours may be added when demand is high. Please call Visitor Services for additional tour times.

Tour reservations are strongly recommended as tour space is limited on this very popular tour. Call 267.502.2990, or click here to book a tour via email.

Admission Fees for "Christmas in the Castle" Tour
$12.00 Adults
$10.00 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

How do you celebrate Christmas in a 20th-century castle? This 45-minute guided tour reveals how Christmas was celebrated at Glencairn when it was the private home of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family (1940s to 1970s). Visitors will also explore works of art in the Glencairn collection depicting the Nativity of Jesus Christ, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Stops include the Great Hall, Upper Hall, Tower, Chapel, Master Bedroom, and Medieval Treasury. At the conclusion of the tour visitors may explore the Museum’s World Nativities and other seasonal exhibitions at their own pace.


Please note: the "Christmas in the Castle" tour will not be available on:

  • Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12, 2017 due to the Christmas Sing Concert
  • Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2017 due to Christmas

"Christmas at Glencairn" runs from the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 24, 2017) through Sunday, January 7, 2018. The Museum will be closed to tours December 11 and 12, and 24 and 25, 2017.

The Museum will be closed:

  • Thursday, November 23, 2017, due to Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017, except for the Christmas Sing Concert
  • Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2017, due to Christmas