Cocktails at the Castle Offers Summer After-Hours at Crane Estate

IPSWICHThe Trustees of Reservations will host a new summer event this July and August when Cocktails at the Castle brings guests to experience the Crane Estate for two unique after hours tour.  

A view of the Grand Alle at the Crane Estate on Castle Hill in Ipswich. Photo by Keith Spencer © NoBo Publishing Group

A view of the lower Grand Alle from the casino complex at the Crane Estate on Castle Hill in Ipswich. Photo by Keith Spencer © NoBo Publishing Group

Swing into summer with cocktails on the back terrace, and embark on a self-guided house tour or a guided trip to the roof for one of the most dynamite views North of Boston.  Other quirky, fun activities as well as featured guests, entertainment, and music will be featured.


The after-hours event will be held on the last Wednesday of June, July, and August. The series will kick off on June 29 from 6 to 8PM with summertime drinks and a tour of the Italian garden. On July 27, the evening will include 1634 Meadery, local winemakers who can be found right in Ipswich. The summer lineup will conclude on Aug. 31 with live jazz from Tom Palance in a speakeasy environment.


General Information


When? Wed. June 29, 2016 from 6PM to 8PM


Where? The Crane Estate on Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938


Cost? Tickets are $24 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Make a reservation here.


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About The Trustees of Reservations


The Trustees of Reservations Updated LogoThe Trustees preserves and cares for some of Massachusetts’ most treasured natural, scenic, and historic sites for public use and enjoyment. Founded in 1891 and celebrating our 125th Anniversary in May 2016, we are the world’s first land preservation nonprofit and the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever.  Our passion is to connect more people to outdoor recreation, culture, agriculture, and healthy, active living by using our 116 diverse properties, community spaces, and over 4,100 annual programs as a powerful and compelling platform.


Located within minutes of every resident and visited by 1.6 million people in 2015, our properties span more than 26,000 acres across the state – from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks. In addition to our properties, we are also an active leader in land conservation. We hold conservation restrictions on more than 20,000 acres and have worked with community partners to help protect another 25,000 acres across the state. In 2014 we became a founding partner of the Boston Public Market, the first all locally-sourced indoor market of its kind in the nation where we operate our Appleton Farms vendor booth and serve as the educational programming partner for the Market’s demonstration KITCHEN.


Funded by our nearly 125,000 members and supporters, we invite you to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment at a Trustees property near you at

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