Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events 2018-10-27T16:20:40+00:00

Cairnwood Book Club

Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30pm

We invite you to the enthralling and spirited world of the Gilded Age. The Cairnwood “Literary Guild” enjoys titles that bring the turn-of-the-century to life! Members and guests meet throughout the year to discuss the reading selection surrounded by the elegant ambiance of the Estate.

Fall reading selection: “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is… Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family’s.

  • Open for all visitors and avid readers
  • Limited availability. Please RSVP to

Holiday Tea & Tours

Weekly in December at 12:30pm: Sundays 9th & 16th, Wednesdays 5th, 12th, & 19th, Thursdays 6th, 13th, & 20th

Celebrate the season and join us for tea and tours during our most sparkling time of year! Package includes the holiday tea, self-guided tour, and access to the annual gown exhibition Casual & Cultured: Three Generations of Day to Evening Attire.

  • $50/person
  • Menu includes: premium teas by master blender Harney & Sons, traditional tea sandwiches, soup du jour and seasonal salad, family style petit fours, and scones with clotted cream and jams.
  • Limited availability. Reservation Required

Cairnwood by Candlelight

Friday, December 14th at 7:00pm

Explore Cairnwood by the glow of candles and twinkling lights. Enjoy beautiful holiday decor, an antique gown display, festive yuletide desserts, and live performances of traditional Christmas music during your evening visit.

  • $25/person; Members: 25% off admission
  • Access to gown exhibition Casual & Cultured: Three Generations of Day to Evening Attire
  • Refreshments included
  • Limited availability. Tickets on sale November 1, 2018

Children’s Tea with Santa

Sunday, December 16th at 10:00am

Treat your little one to a children’s tea service in the elegant rooms of the Estate. Take home a special keepsake photograph with Santa in front of the Great Hall Christmas tree.

  • $25/child; $50/adult
  • Ideal for children 3-12 years old
  • 5×7 high resolution photo print and digital copy included
  • Limited availability. Tickets on sale November 1, 2018