Castle Tour

Step Back In Time

Immerse yourself in the historical grandeur of the Glen Eyrie Castle!

El Paso County has reduced COVID restrictions to level Orange as of January 4, 2021. We are now able to resume public tours with limited group sizes and social distancing.

From the rich heritage of General Palmer, our city’s founder, to the deep spiritual legacy of The Navigators, our guided Historical Tour will take you on a journey filled with stories of rival turn-of-the century railroad wars and oil tycoons to what is now the soul-stirring property of Glen Eyrie.

Our Historical Tour is approximately 90 minutes in length. It includes a brief video filled with history of General Palmer and The Navigators, and a Guided Walking Tour through the Carriage House and the first and second floors of The Glen Eyrie Castle. Part of the tour is outside, so please be prepared for our ever-changing Colorado weather!

Our trained Tour Guides will entertain you with stories of the Palmer family, Glen Eyrie Estate, unique architecture of The Castle, surrounding landscape, and Colorado Springs history.

For over a century, Glen Eyrie has been a place of stunning beauty, profound history, and awe-inspiring grandeur. Join us for a Historical Tour where your journey will be more than educational, it will be unforgettable! *Glen Eyrie is an active conference and retreat center; therefore, on any particular day, certain rooms in The Castle may not be available for viewing.

Due to state restrictions on group size, we are currently limiting reservations to a maximum of 9 guests per tour. Tour guides will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing. 

To make a reservation, please call 719-265-7050


Monday – Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

Monday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m.

Due to state restrictions on group size, we will be limiting each tour to 9 guests + the tour guide.


Public Castle Tour: $9 per person

Call 719-265-7050.  Our reservations office is open 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. 

Please inquire about dates and times for specific Tours by calling our reservations office. Glen Eyrie is an active conference center, as such, tour times and dates are subject to change based on Glen Eyrie’s schedule of events. We look forward to serving you and sharing our awe-inspiring history with you!

The tour requires walking and navigating stairs. Part of the tour is outside, so please be prepared for our ever-changing Colorado weather!


  • All reservations for Castle Tours require a credit card to guarantee the reservation. Payment will be collected using the provided credit card on the morning of the scheduled tour.
  • Cancellations require a minimum of 24 hours notice before the scheduled start time to be completed without penalty.
  • No-Shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation.