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Glencairn Museum

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A Hidden Gem in Bryn Athyn,PA

Nestled in the borough of Bryn Athyn in a bucolic setting, visitors v an find several hidden gems... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is such a treasure. Filled with beautiful works of art and rich history about a... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2019
Marla H
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The history of world religions comes to life through this museum's extensive collection of art and artifacts from different cultures and time periods. Glencairn was once the home of Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn. It was built between 1928 and 1939...more
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1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled in the borough of Bryn Athyn in a bucolic setting, visitors v an find several hidden gems- the best of them Glencairn- the castle/home of the Pitcairn family. We were fortunate to arrive just at the beginning of a highlights tour. After a brief...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

This house is such a treasure. Filled with beautiful works of art and rich history about a wonderful family. Our young tour guide was so well educated. I can’t rave enough about this amazing home.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Marla H
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Beautiful castle/mansion of Pitcairn Family. Part of inside also looks more like a church/chapel with lavish decor. Very historic and well worth the trip. Tours are outstanding and discuss history and artifacts.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Eva C
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Used a library museum pass to reserve and take a 'backpack' tour with my husband and kids- ages 12 and 7. The first floor has a self guided tour, but some bits and pieces are covered by the tour guide. We went up 9 floors...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Heathe2260
Reviewed May 5, 2019

We called at 10am on the day we wanted to go for a 1pm tour and it was already booked. Luckily we got in on the 2:30 tour but I would say call a day or two ahead if you really need a specific time....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

On a visit to a friend, we went to Bryn Athyn, and had a tour of Glencairn. It is hard to imagine that this castle, nestled in the suburbs of Philadelphia, once was a family home of the Pitcairn family. Now it is a museum...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Yesterday my cousin and girlfriend had reservations for the tour here. Before the tour we watched a video about this museum and how it came about. Fortunately we had a knowledgeable tour guide named Doreen who was excellent. Before it became a museum it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank retiredfrwork
Reviewed December 21, 2018

Highly recommend!!! Wonderful group visit during the holidays with a guided tour of the estate! Beautifully decorated for the holidays, staff are great & friendly to work with, knowledgeable tour guides. What a wonderful first visit to this unique & beautiful property filled with an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sweet6997
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The museum is interesting historically in a variety of aspects: historically, religious and family. Setting is magnificent. The staff is well trained and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosanne B
Reviewed November 19, 2018

This home just north of Philly is both magnificent in its design and meticulous in its construction and maintenance. A most impressive home, but it's NOT a museum in the usual sense, of a space you can just explore on your own. You must book...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cathy F
February 23, 2018|
Response from Sheila S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, an individual in a wheelchair may find touring here rather difficult. Even the ground floor, which is spacious and worth seeing (at no charge), has a few steps to access the main hall. I think the small... More
April 22, 2017|
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Response from GlencairnMuseum | Property representative |
Thanks for the question, MrSaturn64, and for the answer, Bill R. To elaborate a bit: the first floor is open by donation on most weekends from 1:00 to 4:30 pm (sometimes public and private events preclude the regular hours... More