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 | 9:30AM
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.

Beyond the Great House (May 27 – October 30)
Friday-Sunday| 2PM
Members: $20. Nonmembers: $30
This is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience of much of the estate by electric golf cart. Peek into the outbuildings that supported the estate then and today. You’ll have access to the old dairy, the barns, chauffeur’s garage, and ice house to name a few. The tour begins from the Casino Complex. Closed-toed shoes are recommended.

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 29, 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

June 29, 2016 | 11:30AM
A Cupola with a View

Member: $10; Nonmember: $20 978.356.4351 x4049

June 29, 2016 | 6-8PM
Cocktails at the Castle

Member: $24; Nonmember: $30 978.356.4351 x4015

June 29, 2016 | 10AM-4PM (Tours on the hour)
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5; Nonmember: $15 978.356.4351 x4049

June 29, 2016 | Wednesdays: 2-3PM; Saturdays: 10-11AM
Hot & Cold

Member: $10; Nonmember: $15 978.356.4351 x4049

June 30, 2016 | 10AM-4PM (Tours on the hour)
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5; Nonmember: $15 978.356.4351 x4049

June 30, 2016 | 2-3PM
A Curator's Castle Hill

Member: $10. Nonmember: $20 978.356.4351 x 4049

June 30, 2016 | 11:30AM
A Cupola with a View

Member: $10; Nonmember: $20 978.356.4351 x4049

June 30, 2016 | 3-4PM
Landscape for Leisure

Member: $10; Nonmember: $15 978.356.4351 x 4049

July 1, 2016 | 11:30AM
A Cupola with a View

Member: $10; Nonmember: $20 978.356.4351 x4049

July 1, 2016 | 10:30-11:30AM
The Cat's Meow

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

July 1, 2016 | 2-4PM
Beyond the Great House

Member: $20; Nonmember: $30 978.356.4351 x4049

July 1, 2016 | 10AM-4PM (Tours on the hour)
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5; Nonmember: $15 978.356.4351 x4049

July 2, 2016 | 11:30AM & 1:30PM
A Cupola with a View

Member: $10. Nonmember: $20 978.356.4351 x4049

July 2, 2016 | 10AM-4PM (Tours on the hour)
Guest of the Cranes

Member: $5; Nonmember: $15 978.356.4351 x4049

July 2, 2016 | Wednesdays: 2-3PM; Saturdays: 10-11AM
Hot & Cold

Member: $10; Nonmember: $15 978.356.4351 x4049

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