Basement Tours

UPDATE: Basement tours will resume on 8/16/2020. Feel free to call us at 603-476-5900 with any questions.


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.

This tour requires navigation of two flights of stairs and is not handicap accessible. Additionally, 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 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)

During our 2020 season, tours take place daily at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2:30pm.

Basement tour tickets are limited, we recommend coming to the Castle early in the day to ensure you can purchase your tickets. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets must be purchased on-site at the Ticket Office.

Tickets include regular Castle admission and the 45-minute guided basement tour:

Basement Tour: $15 per person / $10 Members

Basement Tour Bundled with Mansion Tour: $25 per person / $10 Members

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NOTE: We are now open! Please click here for our updated policy and procedures ahead of your visit!
NOTE: We are now open! Please click here for our updated policy and procedures ahead of your visit!