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Experience the Grandeur of the Gilded Age.

Designed by the renowned architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings to be a home for the industrialist John Pitcairn and his young family, Cairnwood evokes the grandeur of the Gilded Age with its elegance, romantic details, and sweeping vistas. Today, while maintaining the intimate atmosphere of a private home, Cairnwood has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Open to the public, the estate offers guided tours, special programs, and is available for weddings, corporate entertaining, fundraising and social events of all kinds.

Cairnwood is located near the border of Bucks and Montgomery Counties within the Bryn Athyn Historic District. The grounds are 16 miles from center city Philadelphia and are easily accessible from Interstate 95, the Philadelphia Airport, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Cairnwood is part of the Bryn Athyn College campus and shares its grounds with the Glencairn Museum and the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Next to the house and grounds are the pristine woodlands of the Pennypack Nature Preserve, the largest private reserve in Montgomery County, serving as the anchor to this graceful campus of architectural wonders.