Calendar of Events

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Cairnwood Book Club Meeting

Tuesday,  January 29th at 7:30pm in the Garden House

The Cairnwood Literary Guild is a unique book club experience. Gilded Age and Victorian literature enthusiasts, from novice to experienced educators, come together to explore the rich and intriguing cultural and social history of the 19th century. The Literary Guild meet bimonthly to enjoy a diverse reading list, including fiction and non-fiction.

  • Current selection: Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers
  • Free Admission
  • Limited availability. RSVP:

Hearts & Hops

Thursday, February 14th at 7:00pm

Treat your sweetheart to a unique event on Valentine’s Day. A beer garden experience inside our beautiful historic house! Taste the finest local micro-beers paired with comfort food stations. This will be an event that your special someone will rave about!

  • $50/person; $80/couple; Members: 25% off admission
  • Featuring craft beers by: YARDS Brewing Co., Neshaminy Creek Brewing, and Crooked Eye Brewery
  • Refreshments sponsored by Sage Catering included
  • Indoor “lawn games” and activities
  • Live music by guitarist and vocalist, Anders Hyatt
  • Self-guided tours of the 2nd and 3rd floors included from  7pm to 9pm
  • Limited availability. Reservations required

Pioneering American Aviation: Harold Pitcairn & The Bryn Athyn Flying Field

Cairnwood Lecture: Thursday, March 21st at 7:30pm

Born at Cairnwood in 1897, Harold founded Pitcairn Aviation (later to become Eastern Airlines) and the Pitcairn Aircraft Company, which manufactured efficient airmail biplanes and autogyros. He was awarded the Collier Trophy for development of the autogyro and awarded the trophy by President Herbert Hoover on on the lawn of the White House. Join us for an illustrated talk exploring Harold’s entrepreneurial innovations in aviation.

  • Free Admission
  • Donations welcome
  • Limited availability. RSVP:

Sweetheart Dance

Friday, April 5th at 6:00pm

An enchanted evening for a special someone with a great child in their life! Perfect for daughters and sons from ages 5-13. This over-the-moon event will include music, dancing, and yummy treats – plus receive a special keepsake memory at the end of the night!

  • $40/couple; $10/additional child; Members: 25% off admission
  • Kid-friendly refreshments included
  • DJ and interactive dance floor activities
  • Limited availability. Reservations required

Barnyard to Beaux Arts

Friday, April 26th at 7:00pm

The team at Cairnwood is partnering up with local non-profit, Friends of the Bryn Athyn Farm in an effort to preserve our beloved National Historic Landmark and to raise funds for educational farm initiatives within the Bryn Athyn community. Proceeds from this event will benefit the educational mission of Friends of the Bryn Athyn Farm and support Cairnwood’s operations, public programs, restoration efforts, and improvements to the grounds.

  • $150/person; Members: $100/person; Young subscriber (35 years old or under): $75/person
  • Farm to table stations
  • Live entertainment
  • Silent auction & surprises!
  • Limited availability. Reservations required

Mother’s Day Tea

Sunday, May 12th at 11:30am & 2:30pm

Afternoon Tea is unmistakably a truly Victorian custom known worldwide. Enjoy this tradition by treating Mom to a visit to our beautiful historic home on Mother’s Day! Package includes afternoon tea and self-guided tour with extra time to stroll the fountain garden.

  • Seating’s offered at 11:30am and 2:30pm
  • $55/person ~ Reservations required
  • Tickets available for purchase starting March 1st

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.

Landmarks in Lights

Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00pm

Enjoy quiet reflection as you explore the buildings and grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District in lights!

  • Cairnwood Estate ~ Free admission to the Garden House including: exhibitions & orientation video
    • Self-guided house tours: $5/person; Members free of charge
    • Wine & beer available for purchase
  • Bryn Athyn Cathedral ~ Free admission featuring classical music with tour guides available
  • Glencairn Museum ~ Free admission to the first floor including: exhibitions, orientation video, & cell phone audio tour.
    • Rides to the tower: $5/person
  • Free parking throughout the Bryn Athyn Historic District