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Great museum!

I am highly interested with the guided tour around Glencairn museum. 1.5 hours are flying like one... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elena B
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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A real gem

We recently had our second visit to this museum and not disappointed. We did the tours both times... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Cheri D
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Yardville, New Jersey
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am highly interested with the guided tour around Glencairn museum. 1.5 hours are flying like one minute. So much interesting information, passionate guide Doreen. Highly recommended for anybody.

Thank Elena B
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We recently had our second visit to this museum and not disappointed. We did the tours both times which are informative. This former house of the Pitcairn family is beautiful! This second visit we went for the Nativities around the World exhibit and were not...More

2  Thank Cheri D
Reviewed 2 January 2018

You need to go now - (closes Jan 7) if you want to see this fascinating exhibit of handmade nativities from around the world! Try to imagine how someone from another culture would picture the Holy Family - in all colors, shapes and sizes! Beautifully...More

1  Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The details of this former home are outstanding considering it was built in the early '30's it is still in perfect condition, owing to its meticulous maintenance...it is currently operated as a museum with many exhibitions...take a few moments to walk the grounds and if...More

2  Thank JR-FamilyTrips
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I have driven past this site for over 35 years and never visited? Finally went to see their Nativity exhibit featuring Nativity sets from around the world. Beautiful exhibit in a fantastic museum and former home to the Pitcairn family. Beautiful property! Guided tours and...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is my second visit to Glencairn, first time for the Medievel Festival with our children and grandchildren (Great party, lots of things for the kids to do, good overview of the home- date for 2017 is October 23!). My wife and I visited with...More

2  Thank ThePapster
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A really cool place--if you go, be SURE to pay to take the tour, so that you can go to the top floor and ride in the original elevator. The tour guide was good and the house is incredible. if you go, go for the...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoy it with a visit to Bryn Athyn, right next door and a real Beauty to visit easy quarter day activity so you can enjoy other things too!

Thank Walter M
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Consider a combination ticket if time permits. The advanced planning is worth it. The visitor will be rewarded with architectural, historical, religious, and personal content. An online calendar of events entices return visits.

1  Thank Micoda1
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Chris was our tour guide. He is Avery enthusiastic, funny presenter with deep knowledge and a love of the museum. He was able to identify highlights in each gallery, but then let us explore for ourselves. This is a hidden treasures in the Philadelphia suburbs...More

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Cathy F
23 February 2018|
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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
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MrSaturn64
23 April 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
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