Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for a guided “Christmas in the Castle” tour for two ($24 value)
- $24 for a guided “Christmas in the Castle” tour for four ($48 value)
- Tours run between Friday, November 27, and Sunday, January 10, 2016
45-minute guided tours of the Glencairn Museum explore how Christmas was celebrated in the building when it was a private residence between the 1940s and 1970s. Guests also browse an art collection depicting the Nativity of Christ and other seasonal subject matter.
High on a hill in Bryn Athyn, a vision of old Europe towers over the surrounding greenery. Built as a private residence between 1928 and 1939, the 20th-century castle was constructed in the medieval style, using symbolism that reflects the faith of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family. The building now serves as a museum that houses religious art and relics dating from Babylonian times up to the present. The Museum's permanent and temporary exhibits range from a medieval collection of stained glass that spans the years 1100–1300 to an Egyptian collection that includes an ornate granite libation bowl, which Egyptian priests are said to have used to dump Gatorade on their football coach.