The North Mystery Group arrived at the Crane Estate, Castle Hill, Ipswich, MA as “Guests of the Cranes”. We were transported back in time to 1929 and treated to a tour of the Great House.
Our knowledgeable tour guide was dressed in period costume as a footman and each of us role played as visitors of the era. Our tour was mostly upstairs where each room had breathtaking views of Crane’s beach and sea and salt marshes. Each of the bedrooms upstairs have a bath with silver fixtures and state of the art Crane plumbing designs.
Unfortunately the house was finished in 1928 and then came 1929 and luxury living came to an end. The house remained in the Crane family until Mrs. Crane died in 1949, when she bequeathed the house and land to The Trustees.
There are 2100 acres on the Crane estate and there are many trails and many interesting observations to be made. Anne H., Bobbie M., Barbara M., Carole B., Nancy C., Judy T. and Polly M. all agreed we enjoyed it.