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Guided History Tour

Tuesday through Sunday at 11 am or by appointment. (October 20th-November 29th)

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. 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).

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Adult (Ages 18-64): $12
  • Student (Ages 7-17): $10 – must present valid Student ID
  • Senior (Ages 65+): $10
  • Cairnwood Members: Free
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Cairnwood Book Club 

VIRTUAL MEETING Tuesday, November 10th 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
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  • The Night Circus
  • By: Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway!

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.

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).

  • 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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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.

  • 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.

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.

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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