Abram's Delight

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Abram’s Delight was the residence of five generations of the Hollingsworth family, beginning with Abraham Hollingsworth in the mid-1700s. It is now a historic museum complex and is rumored to be haunted by Mary, the daughter of David Hollingsworth, and perhaps one other gentleman ghost. The gentleman appears as a tall figure in Quaker clothing on the front steps. Mary died here in 1917 and is described as a masculine woman 6 feet tall who liked to pose as a man to operate a chuck wagon during the Civil War to make money for her family. She was said to have even become engaged to a woman, although she never married–in fact, the girl’s father followed Mary home and made the family shell out money for the deception. Mary died in the house, and still lingers, many say. According to reports, Mary has knocked over vases and furniture, and created the sound of breaking glass although nothing was found to be broken. She has turned up the volume of a stereo and a jukebox, and turned on water and appliances. Some feel that Mary is bored or lonely and just would like to have a little attention.

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    1340 S Pleasant Valley Rd
    Winchester, VA 22601
    United States

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    39.16925180840315, -78.16062859391786
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