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:

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017, due to the Sacred Arts Festival
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017, due to the Wister Quartet concert
  • Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 2017, due to a private event
  • Friday, May 12, 2017, due to the Les Canards Chantants concert
  • Only the 1:00 pm tour will be available on Sunday, May 21, 2017, due to a private event beginning at 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017, due to a private event
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017, due to a private event
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, due to the Medieval Festival
  • Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12, 2017, due to the Glencairn Sing Christmas 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 (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:

  • Sunday, April 16, 2017, due to Easter
  • Beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017 for a private event
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017, due to Independence Day
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017, due to Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2017, due to Christmas