We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938-2647
+1 978-356-4351
Review Highlights

Very beautiful place, great photos, very well preserved, rich in history, the look is stunning, I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Renildo S
Jacarei, SP
via mobile
American castle where you can be Queen

The bride's dress was Audrey Hepburn elegant, the groom galant looking as they stepped from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Read all 203 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Experience the grandeur of a seaside estate and its marvelously landscaped grounds, notable for a broad, undulating lawn running down to the shore.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“grand allee” (13 reviews)
“summer home” (11 reviews)
“crane estate” (33 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938-2647
+1 978-356-4351
Write a Review
Reviews (203)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful place, great photos, very well preserved, rich in history, the look is stunning, I loved our visit

Thank Renildo S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bride's dress was Audrey Hepburn elegant, the groom galant looking as they stepped from the white Rolls Royce...routine summer Saturday at the Castle. Years ago I attended an indoor November reception. It was instep melting romantic to imagine all who have passed through and...More

Thank catz86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't do a guided tour, but just the exploration of the grounds and the self guided tour of the mansion was amazing, and a highlight of my visit to the area. The lawn allee was breathtaking and unique.

Thank JHM231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to visit Castle Hill on the Crane Estate during your next visit to Ipswich. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, the grounds are gorgeous and the views even better.

Thank gaelsing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very quiet part of history, this is worth a visit if in the area. There are three kinds of tours. The grounds are huge. There is a B and B on site. We plan on returning in a year, staying at the B and...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We arrived after a late lunch, around 2:30, in an unplanned visit. For best results visit the website first and time your visit for the guided tour that has a theme which appeals to you. The gardens and main floor are open to visitors who...More

1  Thank Catocop
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Crane Estate is now offering a tour for prospective service employees. It was exciting to see the kitchen, butler's pantry, laundry, vault, and other hidden service areas that one never gets to see on a regular tour. The tour guide was very much in...More

3  Thank Transcendentalist
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I really liked this unexpected visit into the past. Tours leave every hour, beginning at 10a.m. and we were immediately met with a very friendly staff. The hostess had us pick a card from a stack of cards representing one real historical figure who would...More

2  Thank Gena W
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I joined the Trustees of Reservations after visiting one of their other properties (Stevens-Coolidge Place in N. Andover). I decided to explore Castle Hill and take some pictures. The grounds were georgous. I loved the pairing of architecture and nature. Stunning. Many great photo opportunities....More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and elegant mansion with impressive grounds built in the same vein as the more famous Newport RI mansions further south, but on its own. It's a pleasant and interesting place to visit if you're looking to add an hour or two...More

2  Thank TolinRiedel
Nearby Restaurants
Choate Bridge Restaurant
157 reviews
4.78 km away
Down River Ice Cream
94 reviews
4.12 km away
Zumi's Espresso & Ice Cream
58 reviews
4.89 km away
Salt Kitchen and Rum Bar
144 reviews
4.84 km away
Nearby Attractions
Essex River Cruises & Charters
205 reviews
5.82 km away
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
271 reviews
6.82 km away
Crane Beach
452 reviews
1.07 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cathy F
24 May 2017|
Response from Erwizard | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy. I went for the yoga experience, but I don't recall seeing elevators. I had to walk up steps to get into the castle but I would be shocked if they had no handicap accessible amenities. Google "thetrustees" and visit... More
2 May 2017|
Response from dangregory31 | Reviewed this property |
yes, the hours posted are accurate. There are limited times and days to visit, but you can drive out to this place most days and drive through the estate grounds, get out and walk around or just go siteseeing as a hike.