On December 9, 2015, I attended the annual Christmas display at the Estate. See my previous blog for more photos. I tried not to repeat pictures. On a personal note, I think the 2015 display was much more beautiful, I think because of the use of flowers.
|Front entrance to the Crane Estate at Castle Hill, Ipswich, MA.|
Photo taken in the summer.
From Wikipedia, "Castle Hill refers to either a 165-acre (67 ha) drumlin surrounded by sea and salt marsh or to the mansion that sits on the hill. Both are part of the 2,100-acre (850 ha) Crane Estate located on Argilla Road in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The former summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Crane, Jr., the estate includes a historic mansion, 21 outbuildings, and designed landscapes overlooking Ipswich Bay, on the seacoast off Route 1, north of Boston. Its name derives from a promontory in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, whence many early Massachusetts Bay Colony settlers immigrated, and predates the Crane mansion."
Kitchen, a nice place to visit when you are treated to cider and cookies.
I patiently waited, and they all left the dining room.
Second floor is shown above.
The gallery, the long hall room, is where you register as you enter the house.
Mr. Crane's suite, above.
Bedroom and bathroom photos in 2015 blog.
On our self-guided tour, we were able to judge which decorated room we liked best. As you can see, there 17 rooms to walk through.