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Castle in the Clouds
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In 1959 the Lucknow estate that was built by Tom Plante was purchased, renamed to Castle in the Clouds, and opened to the public for tours and hiking. The Lucknow mansion is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England, expressing the aesthetic movement’s philosophy of living in harmony with nature. Designed by architect J. Williams Beal of Boston, the mansion was built with cutting-edge materials at the time like steel beams, poured concrete, and terra cotta architectural blocks. A tour of the home as well as the grounds will give you an experience to remember. We will make a stop for lunch (on your own) before heading up to the property.