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Children’s Critter Quest

December, Tuesday – Friday at 3:30pm; Saturday & Sunday at 10:00am & 3:30pm

The holidays are the favorite time of year at our beloved historic home. It is during this festive season that the Cairnwood Critters venture out of their secret burrows to celebrate! Families will be guided through the glittering grand rooms of the Estate (which are fully decorated with eight Christmas trees and seasonally displayed collections), while on a quest to find the hiding (and cute) little critters. This is a wonderful opportunity to build family memories while learning about the history of Cairnwood. Fundraising and Outreach Activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC

Every tour is private [socially distanced] with just your household family and friends (2-person minimum, 8-person maximum). Tour reservations require prepaid tickets to limit contact. At this time we cannot accommodate walk-ins; reservations are required.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Appropriate for children 4-13 (children must be attended by an adult)
  • General Admission: $10 per person
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Guided Holiday Tour

December, Tuesday – Sunday at 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 2:00pm or by appointment.

The Estate will dazzle visitors with eight professionally decorated Christmas trees, balustrades, mantels over grand 1895 fireplaces, and the special exhibition, Sumptuous and Snug: Striking Vintage Outerwear for the Holidays throughout the first floor. Tours begin with an orientation video in the Garden House and include the guest and private quarters on the second floor, the Chapel and Cairnwood Family Gallery on the third floor, and behind the scenes in the service wing. A visit to the Estate will be a special treat with the ones you love!

Every tour is private [socially distanced] with just your household family and friends (2-person minimum, 8-person maximum). Tour reservations require prepaid tickets to limit contact. At this time we cannot accommodate walk-ins; reservations are required. Members – please call to receive your free tour(s). Fundraising and Outreach Activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Adult (Ages 18-64): $15
  • Student (Ages 6-17): $12 – must present valid Student ID
  • Senior (Ages 65+): $12
  • Cairnwood Members: Free

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Express Christmas Tour

Tuesday through Sunday at 12:00pm & 4:00pm or by appointment

This focused 45-minute tour features the elegant grand rooms of the first floor of the estate with eight professionally decorated Christmas trees, twinkling balustrades, festive mantels over five 1895 fireplaces, and the special exhibition of period fashions worn by the ladies of Cairnwood ca. 1880s-1970s: Sumptuous and Snug: Striking Vintage Outerwear for the Holidays. Tours begin with an orientation video in the Garden House. Don’t forget your camera!

Every tour is private with just your household family and friends (2-person minimum, 8-person maximum). Tour reservations require prepaid tickets to limit contact. At this time we cannot accommodate walk-ins; reservations are required. Members – please call to receive your free tour(s). Fundraising and Outreach Activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Adult (Ages 18-64): $15
  • Student (Ages 7-17): $12 – must present valid Student ID
  • Senior (Ages 65+): $12
  • Cairnwood Members: Free

Landmarks in Lights for the Holidays

December 17th, 18th, & 19th ~  5:00pm-9:00pm

SAVE THE DATE! Enjoy an outdoor evening stroll on the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District and see Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Glencairn Museum, and Cairnwood Estate adorned for the holidays. At Cairnwood, guests can grab a warm cup of cocoa and explore the terraces, verandas, and winterized gardens twinkling with lights. Inspired by 19th century plate glass window displays, visitors will have an opportunity to peek into the decorated room settings with eight glittering Christmas trees, garlanded mantels over grand 1895 fireplaces, and the special exhibition Sumptuous and Snug: Striking Vintage Outerwear for the Holidays. Don’t forget to stop by the Cairnwood Garden House Visitor Center & Gift Shop to purchase a holiday unique gift. Fundraising and outreach events are proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC.

  • Parking Pass required – prepaid reservation highly recommended
  • $20/car or personal passenger van
  • $50/minibus (maximum capacity 15)
  • Trucks, Vans or Busses seating more than 15 are prohibited
  • Patron drop-off & pick-up locations without a paid parking pass not available.
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The partners in the Bryn Athyn Historic District have taken enhanced health and safety measures. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. During your visit, please adhere to social distancing between household groups and do not participate unless you are free of any COVID-19 symptoms. Face coverings must be worn at all times on the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District.

Cairnwood Book Club 

VIRTUAL MEETING Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30pm

Open to everyone! Join us via ZOOM.

  • Free admission;
  • click HERE to join the discussion
    Meeting ID: 822 1758 7379
    Passcode: 753018
FALL SELECTION
  • The Signature of All Things by: Elizabeth Gilbert

Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father’s money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma’s research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who draws her into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. An enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery!

Be Our Guest Ball

COMING SPRING 2021!

An enchanted fundraiser supporting Cairnwood and ANC Performing Arts. Inspired by the tale as old at time – Beauty & the Beast, this event will feature student performers, live entertainment, show-stopping food stations, a silent auction, and some whimsical surprises!

  • Refreshments sponsored by Sage Catering
  • Beer, wine, & signature drinks included.
  • $100 per person; $50 guests under 35 years of age.
  • Cocktail attire
  • Space is limited; reservations required
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