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The Great House: Revealed
House Tours at Castle Hill, The Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA

A national treasure, this magnificent mansion offers an opulent glimpse of the Crane family’s life in the roaring 20’s. Tours feature beautifully appointed rooms with ornate woodcarvings, luxurious Italian marble, sterling silver fixtures, and stunning bathrooms that exemplify Crane Company craftsmanship.

The Great House: Revealed
(1-hour house tours, starting every half hour)
:
May 20–October 25
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10AM–4PM (last tour starts at 3PM)
Fridays & Saturdays | 10AM–2PM (last tour starts at 1PM)
Members: Adult $7; Child (12 and under) FREE.
Nonmembers: Adult $12; Child (12 and under) FREE.
Combined Great House & Estate tour admission: Members: $12. Nonmembers: $22.
To arrange tours for groups of 15 or more, call 978.356.4351 x4049.

Check for special behind-the-scenes and children's tours under Upcoming Programs below.

Castle Hill Estate Tours: The Designed Landscape
Landscape Tours at The Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA

Take a guided walking tour of this grand, early 20th- century estate by the sea and experience art, architecture and landscape design highlights. Learn how landscape architects Arthur Shurcliff and the Olmsted Brothers transformed a bare, sandy drumlin into a beautiful, country retreat. Explore the farm area, vegetable garden, formal garden areas and other outbuildings while enjoying breathtaking views of Crane Beach and Crane Wildlife Refuge.

Castle Hill Estate Tours: The Designed Landscape
(90-minute landscape tour)
:
May 22–October 25
Thursdays & Saturdays | 11AM–12:30PM and 1-2:30PM
Members: Adult $10; Child (12 and under) FREE.
Nonmembers: Adult $15; Child (12 and under) FREE.
Combined Great House & Estate tour admission: Members: $12. Nonmembers: $22.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

July 31, 2014 | 10AM-4PM (last tour at 3)
The Great House: Revealed

Members: Adult $7; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $12; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape tour ticket: Members: $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049

July 31, 2014 | 11AM-12Noon and 1-2PM
Castle Hill Landscape Tours

Members: Adult $10; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $15; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape Tour ticket: Members $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049

July 31, 2014 | Gates: 5PM; Concert: 7PM
Thursday Night Picnic Concert

Members: $20/car. Nonmembers: $30/car. Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10. Tickets available at the gate only. 978.921.1944 x4015

August 1, 2014 | 10AM-2PM (last tour at 1)
The Great House: Revealed

Members: Adult $7; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $12; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape tour ticket: Members: $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049

August 1, 2014 | 11-11:45AM
Children's Treasure Hunt at the Great House

Members: Adult and one child $8. Nonmembers: Adult and one child $10. Each additional child: $5. 978.356.4351 x4049

August 2, 2014 | 9AM-3PM
Kayak Tour - Crane Wildlife Refuge

REI Members: $120; Nonmembers: $130. Lunch included.

August 2, 2014 | 10AM-2PM (last tour at 1)
The Great House: Revealed

Members: Adult $7; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $12; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape tour ticket: Members: $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049

August 2, 2014 | 11AM-12Noon and 1-2PM
Castle Hill Landscape Tours

Members: Adult $10; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $15; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape Tour ticket: Members $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049

August 3, 2014 | 3-8PM
Roaring Twenties Lawn Party

Advance tickets: Members, Students, and Seniors $20. Nonmembers: $25. Day-of tickets: Members, Students, and Seniors: $25. Nonmembers: $30. 978.356.4351 x4015

August 5, 2014 | 10AM-4PM (last tour at 3)
The Great House: Revealed

Members: Adult $7; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $12; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape tour ticket: Members: $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049

August 6, 2014 | 10AM-4PM (last tour at 3)
The Great House: Revealed

Members: Adult $7; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $12; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape tour ticket: Members: $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049

August 6, 2014 | 5-6:30PM
Hot & Cold Tours: Behind-the-Scenes of the Great House

Members: $15. Nonmembers: $20. 978.356.4351 x4049

August 7, 2014 | Gates: 5PM; Concert: 7PM
Thursday Night Picnic Concert

Members: $20/car. Nonmembers: $30/car. Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10. Tickets available at the gate only. 978.921.1944 x4015

August 7, 2014 | 11AM-12Noon and 1-2PM
Castle Hill Landscape Tours

Members: Adult $10; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $15; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape Tour ticket: Members $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049

August 7, 2014 | 10AM-4PM (last tour at 3)
The Great House: Revealed

Members: Adult $7; Child (12 & under) FREE. Nonmembers: Adult $12; Child (12 & under) FREE. Combined Great House & Landscape tour ticket: Members: $12. Nonmembers $22. 978.356.4351 x4049