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Special Program

Castle Hill Illuminated: The Sound and Light Show

Castle Hill Illuminated allows you to imagine yourself a guest at the Crane family’s famed summer home in 1929.

Castle Hill, lit up at night, appears bathed in a red glow against a dark night sky
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Imagine yourself a guest at the Crane family’s famed summer home in 1929. Strolls in the garden, ladies in tea dresses, bustling servants, clinking glasses, and jazz tunes wafting across the warm summer air. The estate’s sounds and sights come alive in our dynamic, 35-minute, multi-sensory experience Castle Hill Illuminated. This nighttime spectacle combines music, narration, and lighting to offer you a new and exciting way to experience Castle Hill.

The outdoor setting and limited entry times allow you to socially distance and attend the event safely. Masks and advanced reservations are required. Click on each date to see the entry time options. A weather cancellation, if necessary, will be made by 4 pm each day. Ticket holders will be notified and refunded.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your entry time to park, check in, and get oriented. Castle Hill Illuminated unfolds in four scenes around the Great House, Grand Allee, and Italian Garden. Sensible walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended.

Castle Hill Illuminated is a creation of Design by Chris Bocchiaro in cooperation with the Crane Estate.

Trustees Member Vehicle: $20
Non-Member Vehicle: $30

One ticket per vehicle. Ticket covers all guests arriving in the vehicle. 

At this time, we cannot accommodate requests for date or time changes. For any questions, please reach out to

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