Side Trips from Boston Sights

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's Review

This 59-room Stuart-style mansion, built in 1927 for Richard Crane—of the Crane plumbing company—and his family, is part of the Crane Estate, a stretch of more than 2,100 acres along the Essex and Ipswich rivers, encompassing Castle Hill, Crane Beach, and the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Although the original furnishings were sold at auction, the mansion has been elaborately refurnished in period style; photographs in most of the rooms show their original appearance. The Great House is open for one-hour tours and also hosts concerts and other events. Inquire about seasonal programs like fly-fishing or kayaking. If you're looking for an opulent and exquisite overnight stay, book a room at the onsite Inn at Castle Hill.

Sight Information

Address:

Argilla Rd., Ipswich, Massachusetts, 01938, United States

Phone:

978-356–4351

Sight Details:

  • Fees vary
  • Memorial Day–Columbus Day wknd., Wed.–Sat., call for hrs.

Published 08/07/2014

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