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Guided History Tour

Tuesday – Sunday at 11am

Learn the Personal History of this Grand Beaux Arts Country House!

Guided tours of Cairnwood Estate reveal the personal history of this grand Beaux Arts country house. Tour participants discover the private side of the family and its integral role in founding the Bryn Athyn community. Tours include visiting the Garden House, Main House, Chapel, the servant’s wing, and the Carriage House. Members – please call to receive your free tour(s). Fundraising and Outreach Activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC

  • General Admission: Adult (Ages 18-64): $15; Student (Ages 7-17): $12; Senior (Ages 65+): $12
  • Tours are available ~  Tuesday – Sunday at 11:00am
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Purchasing tickets in advance is required.
  • Call 215-947-2004 or contact us at info@cairnwood.org to schedule your tour
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Cairnwood Book Club 

VIRTUAL MEETING; Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30pm

FALL SELECTION
  • The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

From New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, The Personal Librarian is a remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation.

  • Free admission;
  • Virtual Meeting via Zoom
  • RSVP to: lisa@cairnwood.org or by calling 215-947-2004 ex5

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Meeting ID: 811 9448 9339
Passcode: 115488

Holiday Tea & Tours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and select Sundays at 1pm ~ December 2021

Celebrate the season and join us for tea and tours during our most sparkling time of year! Package includes a traditional holiday tea, self-guided tours of the decorated estate, and access to the exhibition Vintage Outerwear Revisited throughout the second and third floors. Fundraising and outreach activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC.

Menu includes premium teas by master blender Harney & Sons, traditional tea sandwiches, soup du jour and seasonal salad, family style petit fours, holiday cookies, and scones with clotted cream and jams provided by Karen’s Catering.

  • $65/person (tax and gratuities included)
  • NOTE: reservations are by table. If you would like to join a group, please call 215-947-2004
  • Docent supported self-guided tours included
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Limited availability ~ Reservations Required
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 COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols (Know Before You Go)

Based on transmission trends and CDC regulatory guidance, it is recommended that all visitors and staff wear face coverings (covering nose and mouth and secure under chin) regardless of vaccination status when indoors at Cairnwood Estate and attending ticketed special events. Face coverings may be removed while seated at dining tables and while enjoying the holiday tea refreshments.

Guided Holiday Tours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and select Sundays at 10am & 11am ~ December 2021

Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends at Cairnwood Estate. Guided Holiday Tours begin in the Garden House with and orientation video and include three floors decorated for the season by professional florists. Guests are greeted upon entering the Great Hall by our dazzling two-story Christmas tree—located in the same spot it once stood at the turn of the century. Tour participants discover the private side of the Pitcairn family and its integral role in founding the Bryn Athyn community while exploring this grand Beaux Arts country house and the exhibition of period fashions, Vintage Outerwear Revisited. A visit to the Estate during the holidays will be a special treat for the ones you love!

  • $20/person
  • $10/Cairnwood Members *present valid ID
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Limited availability ~ Reservations Required
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Children’s Christmas Critter Quest

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and select Sundays open from 2pm to 4pm ~ December 2021

It is during this festive season that the Cairnwood Critters venture out of their secret homes in the walls to celebrate! Families will make their way through the glittering grand rooms of the Estate while on a quest to find the hiding (and cute) little critters. This is a wonderful after-school opportunity to build family memories while learning about the history of Cairnwood. Fundraising and outreach activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC.

  • $5 per child (ages 4 -12 years)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (adult self-guided tickets $10)
  • Doors open from 2pm to 4pm ~ Complete at your own pace
  • Duration: please allow 45 minutes
  • Free for Cairnwood Members *present valid ID
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Self-Guided Holiday Tour

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and select Sundays from 2pm to 4pm ~ December 2021

Explore at your own pace the elegant rooms of the Estate with eight professionally decorated Christmas trees, twinkling balustrades, festive mantels over nine 1895 fireplaces, and the exhibition of period fashions, Vintage Outerwear Revisited, worn by the ladies of Cairnwood ca. 1880s-1970. Learn the personal history of this grand Beaux Arts country house; Cairnwood docents throughout the mansion will enhance your experience. For a family experience you may include children by adding Cairnwood Critter Quest tickets (sold separately). Don’t forget your camera!

  • Includes entry to Cairnwood Estate from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • $10/person
  • Free for Cairnwood Members *present valid ID
  • Duration: 2 hours to explore at your own pace
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