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    1005 Cathedral Road Bryn Athyn PA 19009

    Experience the sunset of America’s Gilded Age as you explore this unique country house.  Designed by the renowned architectural firm of Carrére 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 intimacy, beauty and elegance. While it maintains the atmosphere of a private home, it is available for events such as weddings, corporate entertaining, fundraising and social events of all kinds.  Tours of Cairnwood reveal the history and inhabitants of this beautiful Beaux Arts building. John Pitcairn, a Scottish immigrant, who through hard work and ingenuity joined the ranks of industrialists such as Rockefeller and Carnegie, lived here from its construction in 1895 until his death in 1916. Tour participants can see the private side of a family integral to the founding of the New Church, the Academy, and Bryn Athyn itself. Several parts of the estate are open to the public, including the main house, the John and Gertrude Pitcairn Archives and the carriage house, which features a number of restored horse-drawn carriages and sleighs.

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