Skene Manor

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Built circa 1874 by Colonel Skene and believed to be haunted by his wife, Skene Manor is a castle of a place, built of stone and open for guided tours. When the colonel’s wife passed away, according to local lore, the colonel chose to keep her body nearby. Some say he kept her in a lead-lined coffin in the basement; others say it was under the grand staircase. Furthermore, when the place became a restaurant, the coffin was behind the bar with a stone fountain around it, said to remain to this day. Witnesses claim to have seen an apparition of a lady in a Victorian gown near the fountain, wearing a large ring.

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8 Potter Terrace
Whitehall, NY 12887
United States

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43.5558653, -73.39916360000001
Washington County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Whitehall, NY (0.2 mi.)
Fair Haven, VT (7.2 mi.)
Hampton, NY (7.7 mi.)
Poultney, VT (8.6 mi.)
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Benson, VT (11.3 mi.)
Castleton, VT (11.6 mi.)
Granville, NY (12.4 mi.)
Bolton Landing, NY (12.8 mi.)
Wells, VT (13.7 mi.)

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  1. Wasn’t it at this house that a family tied a rare dog breed outside and forgot about it? They were arrested but the judge just gave them a slap on the wrist even though the dog died a horrible death. A UPS man found the dog half dead and frozen to the ground. I used to live that far upstate and too many of the people there are ignorant inbreds with no respect for animals.

    • Your comment is very disrespectful to animal lovers who care about their pets. If it is true about the pour dog you talk about, it is an extremely rare individual who would do this. Most people in Northern NY value and cherish their pets. Your comment is very ugly and very unwarranted. Shame on you.

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