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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

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Address: 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone Number: +1 978-356-4351
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Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped...

Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped grounds, notable for a broad, undulating lawn running down to the shore.

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From Summer Concerts to Special Events

Many a year and many a fond memory - we love the summer concert series and especially enjoy some of the special events we have attended. Stunning location and even better events

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many a year and many a fond memory - we love the summer concert series and especially enjoy some of the special events we have attended. Stunning location and even better events

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is beautiful....lush woodlands and gardens, and a magnificent view of salt marshes the ocean. Don't be turned off by the "guided tour." It is an absolute delight.inside the structure there is a little bit for every interest and all but the youngest. Glimpse into the life of an early industrialist and his privileged family. The guides assume a... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been on the grounds countless times over the years but never inside the castle. Today when there they were open for tours. We went in and had a great tour as we got ready for our period party... The views and the living quarter were awesome. The tour guide was great and we had fun. My wife was... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Give yourself time, or become a member and visit many times. There is a lot to see in the house and the grounds are unique for such estates in New England. General: the landscaping is Formal Italianate pretty much from the original manor house that was torn down, replaced by existing structure (making the wife happy). This style mismatch notwithstanding,... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful estate built as a summer home for the Crane "Plumbing" Family. Beautiful views - salt marshes, an Alee built landscaping built to mimic the waves of the oceans and beautiful estate. The tours are not expensive and are designed as if you are a visiting guest in days of old.

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tolive
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We took the landscape tour in the summer and learned some interesting history about the castle and its owners. It is a great place to take kids there for a picnic too. We definitely will return there soon for their signature in-door tour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

They have tours available of the house but I decided just to check out the grounds, and spent several hours with that alone. Their is so much architecture and detail as well as history here. If you're into photography this is a must stop. It was great to close your eyes and imagine being back when the grounds were in... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We had heard of Castle Hill but did not realize that the history of this spot went back to 1637 nor how extensive the Crane Estate was. We were not able to make a scheduled tour (HIGHLY recommend one) but lucked out with the lower level of the estate being accessible the day we were here. The history of the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

My son's wedding was there this past weekend, A fabulous setting, amazing views. Everything was perfect. The staff was so professional and honored every request. The food was incredible.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

What a beautiful estate! We took the basic house tour and were very impressed. The house is beautiful and the guide was fabulous, very knowledgeable. I was kind of a role playing tour, so the guide was one of the servants. I loved how in the end we had a toast and could ask more questions about all we saw.... More 

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