For 40 years, from the 1940s to 1970s, Glencairn was home to the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family and their lively Christmas festivities. The 45-minute tour gives visitors an intimate look into how Christmas was celebrated in this 20th-century castle using some of the family’s decorations, historic photographs, and family members’ recollections.
This year’s tour focuses on stained glass and includes time in the Treasury and the Medieval Gallery—places rarely included in the year-round “Highlights Tour.” The tour also features significant examples of Nativity art in the Museum’s collections, with stops on five different floors. At the close of the tour, visitors can explore the first floor and the World Nativities exhibition on their own.
The new Book Your Tour button at GlencairnMusuem.org shows tour times & open spots so you can make your choice right on the webpage. But please call if you have questions: Visitor Services at 267.502.2990 are happy to help.
Reservations strongly recommended!
M-F 1:30 & 2:30 and Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:30 & 2:30pm
Not available 12/9-10 & 24-25
Special hours & added tours 12/26-29! Tours every half hour 10:30-2:30 these days only
- Fri, Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm
- Sat, Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm
- Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm
- Mon, Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm
- Tue, Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm
- Wed, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm
- Thu, Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm
- Fri, Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm
- Sat, Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm
- Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm
- Mon, Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm
- Tue, Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm
- Wed, Dec 25 @ 1:00 pm
- Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am
- Starting Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, January 05, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
- Starting Thursday, December 26th, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, December 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm