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Star S wrote a review Mar 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania71 contributions28 helpful votes
If you go for nothing else, go to see the incredible wall and ceiling art installed with glass tiles which were made on site. Hubby and I took the very inexpensive, $10 pp, 90-minute tour of the castle/museum and enjoyed it quite a bit. There is an elevator the guide used to transport us between floors, which I was so grateful to have. The house is very well maintained and an architectural wonder. Go online to reserve your timed tour ticket so you don’t miss out. We will return to visit the other mansion on the property and the cathedral, or perhaps to attend on of the many events open to the public.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ed Dagen wrote a review Jan 2020
Manheim, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Never knew this existed. Gorgeous stonework buildings just 20 miles north of Philly. 2 beautiful houses and a cathedral. Pitcairn family homestead. History, museum, and Christmas nativities were on display. Spent about 3 hours. Time went really fast.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lee5608 wrote a review Dec 2019
Downingtown, Pennsylvania481 contributions143 helpful votes
I have been to Glencairn before, but never for their holiday tour. Mr. Pitcairn amassed an enormous amount of artifacts and religious antiques over his many trips to Europe and the Holy Land. Almost all of them brought out as decorations for Christmas. Aling with many family heirlooms they purchased during their time at Cairnwoid and Glencairn. The tour was done very well and our group got to see numerous articles not seen on the regular tour. But I could not shake the feeling that the home was very cold and unhomey. Like living in something between an ancient cathedral and medieval castle.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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RJR81 wrote a review Dec 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania16 contributions2 helpful votes
The 3 tours of The GlenCairn Museum, Cairnwood Estates and the Cathedral were well worth spending the day with my wife! The breadth taking grounds and magnificent, well kept buildings were a joy to explore. The guided tours were not expensive and were of great value. The guides were professional, knowledgeable and gracious. The restrooms were plentiful and as spectacular as the rest of the facilities and elevators were available if needed. We are actually going to go back in the Spring/Summer to get a better and more comfortable look of the grounds. (It was Cold when we toured) Rich in history and well worth spending the day; we Highly recommend taking in the total experience!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Janice D wrote a review Dec 2019
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania6 contributions
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Lovely tour done by professional guide. Enjoyed the beautiful Nativity from around the World displayed in a breathtaking Mansion setting, and history of the Estate.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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