November 12, 2022

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate,

a property of The Trustees of Reservations

Ipswich, Massachusetts



From Puritans to Brahmins, the New England country house has evolved over three centuries as merchants from early urban settlements of Boston and Salem began to seek respite and status through the creation of bucolic country homes. 


Kyera Singleton

Royall House and Slave Quarters

Camille Arbogast

Codman Estate

Gillian K. Bearns Esq.

Cultural Resource and Land Use Law

Christie Jackson

Long Hill/The Trustees

John Leysath

Hammond Castle


Susan Hill Dolan

Castle Hill/The Trustees

Host Site

Our host site is Castle Hill was acquired in 1910 by Richard Teller Crane Jr. (1873 - 1931) and his wife Florence Higinbotham (1871 - 1949).  The extensive grounds were designed by The Olmsted Brothers and Arthur Shurcliff, the extant outbuildings by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, and the present house by Chicago architect David Adler from 1924-1928.  Castle Hill was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998.


Friday Nov. 11th 

Quincy House - Quincy, MA

Eustis Estate - Milton, MA

Loring-Greenough House - Jamaica Plain, MA

Gore Place - Waltham, MA

Sunday Nov. 13th

Lee Mansion - Marblehead, MA

Ticket Sales:  Tickets $85 plus Fee for House Tours

Health & Safety Notice

In an effort to assure the health and safety of guests the ACHF Protocols will be in place in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Health.

             Image courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center, Castle Hill Collection