Old Chapel - Castleton State College

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The Old Chapel, built in 1821, is Castleton State College’s oldest building. Formerly the college’s medical academy, legend has it that the ghost of a partially dissected woman roams the chapel without her head. It seems that the medical academy rarely had enough cadavers to practice on, so the students resorted to grave robbing. Is this unhappy victim still searching for her head?

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Seminary Street
Castleton, VT
United States

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43.610612990063935, -73.17805829639838
Rutland County, Vermont
Nearest Towns:
Castleton, VT (0.1 mi.)
Fair Haven, VT (4.5 mi.)
West Rutland, VT (6.8 mi.)
Hampton, NY (7.0 mi.)
Poultney, VT (7.1 mi.)
Benson, VT (9.4 mi.)
Pittsford, VT (10.0 mi.)
Rutland, VT (10.3 mi.)
Whitehall, NY (11.9 mi.)
Wells, VT (13.4 mi.)

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  1. I used to take classes in the Old Chapel in college. I remember the displays and skulls in the display cases behind us. Very cool place in a beautiful town.

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