With this tour app, history comes alive at two of The Trustees’ National Historic Landmark properties: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, a stunning Massachusetts seaside estate in Ipswich, and The Old Manse, whose residents witnessed the first shots of the American Revolution and where Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne spawned a revolution in American literature.
These self-guided tours focus on the landscapes and the people and events that shaped them over time. With this app, you’ll meet the people who lived and worked in these fascinating places, through archival photos and first-person accounts.
Whether you’re a history buff, literature fan, or just a little bit curious, you’ll enjoy getting outside and exploring these intriguing places with some expert knowledge to add to your visit.
Explore the grounds at your own pace or follow one of our suggested tour routes. This app works offline, so you’re free to explore even if you’re not connected to the internet. It also links to the many events, tours, and special events happening in real time. Get the inside scoop on the fascinating and extraordinary stories of these special places, all in the palm of your hand.
about the trustees:
The Trustees is Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation organization and the nation’s first nonprofit land trust. We are supported by members, friends, and donors. Explore more than 100 inspiring places across Massachusetts, from beaches, farms, and woodlands, to historic homes, urban gardens, and more.