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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

This guided tour experience is designed to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable contact-free excursion:
  • Every tour is private with just your personal household family and friends (2-person minimum, 8-person maximum).
  • 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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Gertrude’s Gardens & Home Tour

Tuesday – Sunday at 2pm (April – October)

Working with the architects Carrère & Hastings and the landscape architects Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot, Mrs. Gertrude Pitcairn oversaw the details and vision of Cairnwood Estate. During this tour we will take a refreshing look at the architecture, the grounds, and the grand rooms for entertaining on the first floor including the Great Hall, Music Room, Living Room and Library, and ending in the Carriage House. Members – please call to receive your free tour(s). Fundraising and Outreach Activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC

This guided tour experience is designed to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable contact-free excursion:
  • Every tour is private with just your personal household family and friends (2-person minimum, 8-person maximum).
  • General Admission: Adult (Ages 18-64): $15; Student (Ages 7-17): $12; Senior (Ages 65+): $12
  • Tours are available ~  Tuesday – Sunday at 2:00pm (April – October)
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • 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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Mother’s Day Tea on the Terrace

Sunday, May 9th at 10am, 1pm & 4pm

Celebrate Mom while enjoying a traditional outdoor tea service!! Afternoon Tea is unmistakably a truly Victorian custom known worldwide, with origins in 19th century England. Take in the gardens and grounds of Cairnwood and join us for tea on our outdoor 100 foot bluestone terrace! Sponsored by Karen Spire Catering & Posey Hill Flowers.

  • Premium teas by master blender Harney & Sons
    Traditional tea sandwiches, Soup du jour and seasonal salad
    Family style petit fours, Scones with clotted cream and jams
This outdoor dining experience is designed to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable contact-free excursion:
  • Adults: $55; Children (Ages 10 and under) $25.00
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Advance reservations are required.
  • Call 215-947-2004 or contact us at info@cairnwood.org

Tables can seat up to 6 guests. Your party of 2-6 will be seated at your own private table. For groups of 6 or more, please call us to make arrangements. Space is limited and reservations are required. Book now to reserve your place for this special Mother’s Day event!

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Mother’s Day Guided Highlights Tour

Sunday, May 9th at 11:30am, 11:45am, 12:00pm, 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 2:45pm, 3:00pm & 3:15pm

Experience the unique grandeur of Cairnwood and learn about three generations of family life in the Estate as you tour through the elegant first floor rooms that were designed for entertaining. Tours will meet in front of the Garden House and conclude in the Carriage House where 19th century carriages, sleighs, and a 1927 custom-built Packard automobile are on display. Treat yourself to specialty tea items available in the Garden House gift shop before or after your tour! Fundraising and Outreach Activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC

This guided tour experience is designed to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable contact-free excursion:
  • General Admission: Adult (Ages 18-64): $15; Student (Ages 7-17): $12; Senior (Ages 65+): $12
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Purchasing tickets in advance is required.
  • Call 215-947-2004 or contact us at info@cairnwood.org to schedule your tour

The tour begins and ends outside, rain or shine. Please plan accordingly for the weather and some outside walking.

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Cairnwood Book Club 

SOCIALLY DISTANT MEETING on the Cairnwood Terrace; Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30pm

  • Free admission;
  • Socially distant meeting to be held in-person on the Cairnwood terrace. Rain or shine.
SPRING SELECTION
  • The Ship of Dreams; The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell

In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury—first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire, Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era.

Using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political, and economic forces such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy, and selflessness.

Masterful in its superb grasp of the forces of history, gripping in its moment-by-moment account of the sinking, revelatory in discounting long-held myths, and lavishly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, this absorbing, accessible, and authoritative account of the Titanic’s life and death is destined to become the definitive book on the subject.

Be Our Guest Ball

COMING SPRING 2022!

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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