Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate




Castle Hill on the Crane Estate is a National Historic Landmark owned and cared for by The Trustees. It is the former summer estate of Chicago industrialist Richard T. Crane, Jr. and his family. Each summer (1910-1949) the Crane family entertained guests on this magnificent property that featured gardens; a saltwater swimming pool; a maze; and the Grand Allee, a 1/2 mile rolling lawn lined with hedgerows and statuary. The Stuart-style mansion that graces the top of the hill is now used for

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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938


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Accessibility Information

Only the first floor of the Great House is accessible by wheelchair.


On-site parking available. $15/car. Free for Trustees members.


The grounds are open daily 8 am – sunset. Great House and surrounding grounds may not be accessible during private events May-October.


$15/car parking fee. Free for Trustees Members. Fees for tours and public events vary. Visit for details.





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