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 Step back in time to experience the mansion’s exquisite history. Learn about its conservation by Rkia Hall – and about the live of Lewis Sadler who built it, and the usage of the Mansion throughout the time.


Guided Tour


·         During our Thornwald Mansion tour, visitors will be able to learn about the construction and special architectural features of the 1909 Palladian mansion, a brief history of its life for the past century and view historic photographs and artifacts. The tour is approximately one hour and will conclude with light snacks and refreshments.


· The tour will also provide an audio and visual presentation of photographs of the mansion during its recent renovation and drawings of the final project.


·         The guide will begin the tour outdoors, starting with the beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains and the exterior architectural features of Thornwald. On the interior, visitors will be able to view and admire the unique details of the mansion in its Library, Galery des Glasses, Enclosed porch area (The Empress Porch), and a spectacular rathskellar (Chapel Room) and many other areas of the mansion.


·         Come and take a tour of one of Carlisle’s most magnificent architectural masterpieces! You are sure to enjoy this lovely historic landmark in Carlisle.



Organized in groups of up to 15, docent-led tours commence in the entry hall and conclude in the conservatory/gallery des glasses of the Mansion. The complete tour lasts approximately 3hours. Group tours are $35 per person (Monday thru Saturday) upon reservation. Proceeds support mansion conservation.

A deposit is due prior to the tour and payment for the entire group tour must be received at least two weeks in advance. We do not offer refunds and cannot reschedule cancelled tours once complete payment has been received.



             Private tours are $45 per person Proceeds support mansion conservation.

So please wear comfortable walking shoes.


Tours begin at 1:30 pm. on Friday and Saturday. 

If you are interested in scheduling a private tour please click here to fill out an inquiry sheet to request a specific date and time.


Proceeds support mansion conservation.


Reservations are essential and must be accompanied by payment.


Discounts are available for seniors, groups, veterans, affiliates.


All children under 12 years of age must be kept under supervision of their parents.


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