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.

Guest of the Cranes
Saturday & Sunday| April 16-May 15 & November 12-27 | 10AM-4PM  (tours are on the hour, last tour at 3PM)
Tuesday-Sunday| May 24-October 30 | 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 16-May 15 & November 12-27 | 11:30AM & 1:30PM
Tuesday-Friday| May 24-Nov. 25|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.

Hot and Cold (May 25 – October 29)
Wednesday | 2PM, Saturday | 10AM
Members: $10. Nonmembers: $20.
Go behind the scenes to see the inner workings of this techno-logically advanced summer home and see what help make this modern 20th century American country house tick.

Landscape for Leisure (May 29 – October 30)
Thursday & Sunday | 3PM
Members: $10. Nonmembers: $20
Explore on foot the magnificent grounds designed first by the Olmstead Brothers and later Arthur Shurcliff. Hear about the plans, process, and differences of opinions when the designing process began in 1909. Walk through the newly restored Casino Complex and  Italian Gardens, and find out why there seems to be ancient ruins on the property.
 
A Curator’s Castle Hill (starts June 30)
Thursday, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29 & October 27 | 2PM
Members: $10. Nonmembers: $20
Learn about the history-detective work that goes into the restoration of the Crane’s 59-room mansion! Take a closer look at objects in the Great House with a member of our curatorial team to catch a unique glimpse into the past. A perfect tour for the decorative arts, architecture, and art history aficionados.

The Cat’s Meow (starts July 1)
Wednesday & Friday| July & August| 10:30AM
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

December 10, 2016 | 2-3:30PM
Children's Christmas Party with Santa

Member: Child $24; Nonmember: Child $30; Accompanying Adult FREE 978.356.4351 x4015

December 11, 2016 | 3-4PM
Holiday Choral Concert with Cantemus

Member: $28; Nonmember: $35. 978.356.4351 x4015

December 13, 2016 | 6-8PM
Full Moon & Folklore Hike

Member: $9; Nonmember: $15. 978.810.5892

December 17, 2016 | 10AM-12Noon
Ornaments from Nature

Member: Adult $9, Child $6; Nonmember: Adult $15, Child $10. 978.810.5892

December 18, 2016 | 10AM-12Noon
Snowy Owl Prowl

Member: $9; Nonmember: $15. 978.810.5892

December 21, 2016 | 6-9PM
Dunes to Tavern Solstice Stroll

Member: $28; Nonmember: $35. 978.810.5892

December 27, 2016 | 11AM, 1PM & 3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5; Nonmember: $15. 978.356.4351 x 4049

December 28, 2016 | 11AM, 1PM & 3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5; Nonmember: $15. 978.356.4351 x 4049

December 29, 2016 | 11AM, 1PM & 3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5; Nonmember: $15. 978.356.4351 x 4049

December 30, 2016 | 11AM, 1PM & 3PM
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5; Nonmember: $15. 978.356.4351 x 4049

January 1, 2017 | 1-3PM
In With the New Hike

Member: $9; Nonmember: $15 978.810.5892

January 6, 2017 | 7-10PM
First Friday Night Hike

Members: $28 Nonmembers: $35 978.810.5892

January 8, 2017 | 1-3PM
Snowy Owl Prowl

Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15 978.810.5892

January 12, 2017 | 6-8PM
Full Moon & Folklore Hike

Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15 978.810.5892

January 16, 2017 | 1-3:30PM
Winter Wander

Members: Adult $9, Child $6; Nonmembers: Adult $15, Child $10 978.810.5892

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