Historic Tours/Lectures

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Historic Tours/Lectures2021-05-27T19:34:33+00:00

Gertrude’s Gardens & Home Tour

Working with the architects Carrère & Hastings and the landscape architects Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot, Mrs. Gertrude Pitcairn oversaw the vision and details of Cairnwood Estate. During this focused tour we will explore the architecture and intention of the historic landscape plans while wandering the garden paths and the grand rooms for entertaining on the first floor including the Great Hall, Living Room, Library, Music Room, and Dining Room all of which were planned with sweeping views and access to the outdoors. The tour begins in the Garden House and ends in the Carriage House. Members – please call to receive your free tour(s). Fundraising and Outreach Activities proudly hosted by Cairn Club, LLC

  • In May and June 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, or by appointment (April – October)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Purchasing tickets in advance is required.
  • Call 215-947-2004 or contact us at info@cairnwood.org to schedule your tour

Purchase tickets online by clicking: Calendar of Events

Guided Historic Tours

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.

Purchase tickets online by clicking: Calendar of Events

  • In May and June every tour is private with just your personal household family and friends! (2-person minimum, 8-person maximum)
  • Tours are available Tuesday – Saturday at 11 AM, or by appointment
  • Adults: $15; Students and Seniors: $12
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • The Estate is closed on Mondays
  • Closed for private events, call ahead for availability
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Learn from Home ~Virtual Lecture

“Shall Not Be Denied: American Women & The Struggle for Suffrage”

Click the link below to view the Lecture:

VIEW VIRTUAL LECTURE

Passcode: OAxD2xS#

Learn from Home ~Virtual Lecture

“Cairnwood, a Home in the Country: Nature’s Classroom and New Church Education”

Click the link below to view the Lecture:

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Passcode: &R4cQNp1

Plan your visit

  • The Estate is closed on Mondays
  • Closed for private events, call ahead for availability

For a full listing of closed dates, please refer to the Estate hours listed at:

Group Tours ~ Currently Unavailable

Pre-booked group tours of Cairnwood can be scheduled for 10 guests or more at a discounted admission. Guests are also encouraged to enhance their visit to the Bryn Athyn Historic District by adding a guided tour at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn Museum.

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Annual Holiday Exhibition

Visit Cairnwood during the month of December when the Estate is fully decorated by local florists for the holidays. Enjoy a special exhibition of period fashions worn by three generations of Cairnwood ladies displayed throughout the second and third floors. For more information: http://www.bahistoricdistrict.org/christmas-in-the-district