Weddings and Events at The Crane Estate

Guided Tours and Programs

SEASONAL PROGRAMS

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TOUR EXPERIENCES
No reservations are required. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the tour time.
Due to some small spaces and our effort to preserve the collection, tours are limited to 12 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tours can be arranged for groups of 10 or more.  Please call (978) 356-4351 x 3203 for reservations.
 
Please note that the Great House is open for guided and first floor self-guided tours on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day but closed Easter, June 25, July 4, August 5 & 6.

Guest of the Cranes
Saturday & Sunday| April 15-May 21, November 10-26 & December 9-17 | 10AM-4PM (tours are on the hour, last tour at 3PM)
Tuesday-Sunday| May 23-October 29 | 10AM-4PM (tours are on the hour, last tour at 3PM)
Members: $5. Nonmembers: $15.
It’s 1929 and you’ve just arrived after a long journey to see the famous Great House and visit your friends, the Crane family. A member of the household staff greets you at the door and introduces you to all the leisure and entertainment the estate has to offer during your stay.

A Cupola with a View
Saturday & Sunday | April 15-May 21, November 10-26 & December 9-17 | 11:30AM & 1:30PM
Tuesday-Friday| May 23-October 29 |11:30AM
Members: $10. Nonmembers: $20
The climactic moment of this experience is climbing the spiral staircase to the Cupola and out onto the roof top. Take in the expansive view and learn more about the long and rich history of the land prior to the Crane ownership. Make your friends envious by posting your rooftop selfies on social media.

Help Wanted: Becoming a Servant at Castle Hill (May 24 – October 29)
Wednesday | 2PM, Saturday | 10:30 AM
Members: $10. Nonmembers: $20.
Mrs. Crane is looking for servants to help her with the daily operations at the Great House in 1929. You have come highly recommended by the Vanderbilts and have been invited for a tour, with a maid or butler, before your final interview. Learn about your many duties and responsibilities while seeing the “back of the house” spaces and hearing what it is like to be a servant of the well-to-do Crane Family.

Highlights on the Hill: Castle Hill Estate Tour (May 27 – October 29)
Saturday & Sunday | 12PM & 2PM
Members: $10. Nonmembers: $20
Join us for a leisurely tour of the Castle Hill grounds from our comfy electric golf cart. You will hear the rich history of the estate while enjoying the breathtaking views of the gardens, marsh, and water. This is the perfect way to get a comprehensive overview before diving in for more.

The Cat’s Meow (July 1 – August 30)
Friday & Saturday| July & August| 10:00AM
Members: $5. Nonmembers: $15. Children FREE. Backpack babies welcome.
How do you like to spend your summer vacation? On this interactive tour for younger visitors and their families, join a member of the Crane’s household staff to explore what made this a relaxing summer home. Peak into some of their private rooms and discover the family cat’s favorite hiding places!


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

June 27, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5. Nonmember: $15. 9783564351 x4050

June 27, 2017 | 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday. 11:30 AM, Tuesday - Friday.
A Cupola with a View

Member:$10; Nonmember:$20. 9783564351 x4050

June 28, 2017 | 6-8PM
Cocktails at the Castle: Sweet Sounds of Summer

Member: $24; Nonmember: $30. 978.356.4351 x4015

June 28, 2017 | 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday. 11:30 AM, Tuesday - Friday.
A Cupola with a View

Member:$10; Nonmember:$20. 9783564351 x4050

June 28, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5. Nonmember: $15. 9783564351 x4050

June 28, 2017 | 2-3PM, Wednesdays and 10:30-11:30AM, Saturdays
Help Wanted: Becoming a Servant at Castle Hill

Member: $10; Nonmember: $20. 9783564351 x.4050

June 29, 2017 | 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday. 11:30 AM, Tuesday - Friday.
A Cupola with a View

Member:$10; Nonmember:$20. 9783564351 x4050

June 29, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5. Nonmember: $15. 9783564351 x4050

June 29, 2017 | 10-11:30AM
The Water Telescope and A Tidepooling Adventure

Members: $12 Nonmembers: $20 978.810.5892

June 30, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5. Nonmember: $15. 9783564351 x4050

June 30, 2017 | 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday. 11:30 AM, Tuesday - Friday.
A Cupola with a View

Member:$10; Nonmember:$20. 9783564351 x4050

July 1, 2017 | 12Noon & 2PM
Highlights of the Hill: Castle Hill Estate Tour

Member: $10; Nonmember: $20. 9783564351 x4050

July 1, 2017 | 2-3PM, Wednesdays and 10:30-11:30AM, Saturdays
Help Wanted: Becoming a Servant at Castle Hill

Member: $10; Nonmember: $20. 9783564351 x.4050

July 1, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5. Nonmember: $15. 9783564351 x4050

July 1, 2017 | 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday. 11:30 AM, Tuesday - Friday.
A Cupola with a View

Member:$10; Nonmember:$20. 9783564351 x4050

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