Basement Tours

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Join us as we discover the secrets of the Castle’s basement – the physical plant and work hub for domestic staff in this state-of-the-art mountaintop mansion built in 1914.

The one hour guided tour will cover the highlights of the Castle’s unique construction in 1914, the ultra-modern appliances and amenities enjoyed by owners Tom and Olive Plant, and a glimpse into the lives of the servants who helped run and manage the Lucknow Estate in the 1910s and 1920s.

In the interest of their own safety and comfort, children under the age of 5 are not permitted on the basement tour.

Listen below to an interview with Deputy Director, Michelle Landry, and NH1’s Pat Kelly about what makes the Castle basement such a special and unique place to visit.
(Note: interview begins at 52-second mark)

Tours take place daily from May 25  through October 27, 2019 at 11am, 1pm, and 2:30pm.

Basement tour tickets are limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance (must be purchased by 11:58pm at least one day prior to the day you plan to tour).

Tickets may be purchased on-site at the Gift Shop based upon availability.


Tickets include regular Castle admission and the 1-hour guided basement tour:

$25 per person
$10 Members

Tickets purchased online must be collected at the Gift Shop – guests should bring their email ticket purchase receipt to redeem tickets.

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