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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 15
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 11
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

November 6, 2014 | 6-8PM
Full Moon and Folklore Hike

Members: $15 Nonmembers: $20; suggested ages 13 and older. Pre-registration is required. 978.810.5892

November 7, 2014 | 7-10PM
Crane Estate Art Show Preview

Members: $50. Nonmembers: $60. 978.356.4351

November 8, 2014 | 1-3PM
Art in Nature, Nature in Art

Members: Free; Nonmembers $10 978.810.5892

November 8, 2014 | 10AM-4PM
Crane Estate Art Show & Sale

FREE. 978.356.4351

November 9, 2014 | 10AM-4PM
Crane Estate Art Show & Sale

FREE. 978.356.4351

November 14, 2014 | 9AM-3:30PM
Preservation Seminar - Restoration of the Casino at Castle Hill

$70 NELDHA and Trustees Members and Students $85 Non-Members Early Registration Discount: $10 Before October 14, 2014

November 15, 2014 | 1-3PM
Stop, Look and Listen Tour

Members: $5 Nonmembers: $8. Pre-registration required. 978.810.5892

December 5, 2014 | 5-9PM
Greening of the Great House: Roaring Twenties Cocktail Party

Members: $20 Nonmembers: $25 978.356.4351

December 6, 2014 | 10AM-5PM
Greening of the Great House

Members: Adult $10; Child $5. Nonmembers: Adult $15; Child $8. Ipswich residents: $8 with proof of residency. 978.356.4351

December 6, 2014 | 6-8PM
Full Moon and Folklore Hike

Members: $15 Nonmembers: $20; suggested ages 13 and older. 978.810.5892

December 7, 2014 | 12Noon-4PM
Greening of the Great House

Members: Adult $10; Child $5. Nonmembers: Adult $15; Child $8. Ipswich residents: $8 with proof of residency. 978.356.4351

December 7, 2014 | 12Noon-4PM. Tea seatings at 12Noon, 1:30PM, & 3PM
Greening of the Great House and Tea with Santa

Member: $25. Nonmember: $30 978.356.4351

December 14, 2014 | 3PM
Holiday Choral Concert with Cantemus

$20 members. $25 nonmembers. 978.356.4351 x4015

December 21, 2014 | 6-9PM
Solstice Stroll through Dunes with Hot Cider in Tavern

Member: $20 Nonmember: $30 978.810.5892

December 21, 2014 | 6-9PM
Dune to Tavern, a Solstice Stroll at the Crane Estate

Members: $20 Nonmembers: $25; suggested ages 15 and older. Pre-registration required. 978.810.5892