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Skene Manor

Traveling to the Adirondack Mountains? Explore the magnificent Skene Manor, which boasts over a century of history!

Status: Temporarily Closed

Skene Manor, a Victorian Gothic-style mansion, was built in 1874 by NYS Supreme Court Judge Joseph H. Potter.

The foundations of this Victorian manor were constructed with the help of stonecutters from Italy. After years of community outreach and donations from Whitehall Skene Manor Preservation Inc., this 150-year-old manor has been restored and preserved for public enjoyment. 

Today, visitors can enjoy tours of the historic mansion, located in Whitehall, New York, that changed hands over seven times throughout its lifetime.

The Skene Manor, only a ten minute walk from the nearest Amtrak station, offers free tours, special events like parties, reunions, showers and receptions and sophisticated lunches in the grand Tea Room, as well.

The Tea Room provides an elegant lunch to visitors that desire to eat with class. Lunches consist of simple sandwiches, salads, tea, coffee, and “Potter’s Puff”, an old-fashioned puff pastry with strawberry jam, cherries, and ice cream.

Visit Skene Manor for a fun day trip full of New York history and beautiful Adirondacks views!

Skene Manor operates on a seasonal schedule from mid-April to mid-December.

The manor and gift shop are open Friday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and event or group tour reservations can be made online via their website.

“An incredible building with rich history. “

—Glen G., Trip Advisor

Take Amtrak to Whitehall

Visit the Skene Manor from New York via Amtrak to Port Kent Station in the Adirondack Mountains—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Where to Stay in the Adirondacks

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Adirondack Mountains has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!