What You Don’t Know About The White Hill Mansion

What You Don't Know About The White Hill MansionThe White Hill Mansion is often the site of paranormal activity and unexplained phenomena.

But before this, the 300-year-old mansion was one of New Jersey’s most influential historical homes.

White Hill Mansion History

In 1757, Robert Field, a local patriot, and successful merchant inherited the White Hill Mansion property from his father.

Robert Field married Mary Peel in 1765 and built a mansion on the property.

Mr. Field was head of the Committee of Correspondence was trying to gain representation in the British Parliament.

Robert Field drowned under mysterious circumstances in the Delaware River, on January 29, 1775.

What You Don't Know About The White Hill MansionHe left his young wife Mary to defend their home at White Hill, with three small children, during the Revolutionary War.

Throughout the war, Mary Field remained neutral.

For having dinner with an American naval Captain Tom Houston and his officers caused loyalist neighbors to report Mary Field as a rebel supporter.

This resulting in a British Captain to invade the home searching for hidden American soldiers.

White Hill Mansion, also, became headquarters of Hessian Captain Wrenden and a plot may have existed to distract these occupying forces at White Hill while Washington famously crossed the Delaware.

In 1779, Mary then married Commodore Thomas Read who made the home his county seat until his death there on Oct. 26, 1788.

Mary Field signed over the White Hill Mansion to her son, Robert III.

Unfortunately, he lost the entire property due to mismanagement in 1804.

White Hill Mansion Changing Hands

What You Don't Know About The White Hill MansionThroughout the 19th Century, several influential people made White Hill Mansion their home. This includes a United States Senator, typesetter inventor and Archibald Crossley, a famous pollster.

In 1923, Heinrich and Katrina Glenk made the house into Glenk’s Mansion House Restaurant, an upscale German Restaurant often visited by New Jersey’s elite.

The Glenk’s Mansion successfully operated for fifty years and catered to New Jersey’s upper-class.

The property was sold twice and finally bought by the Stepan Company.

When the Borough of Fieldsboro learned that Stepan planned to demolish the house, the Borough bought it in 2000.

The White Hill Mansion of today

What You Don't Know About The White Hill MansionA restoration project began in 2004 on the White Hill Mansion.

Two archaeological excavations that Dr. Richard Veit and students from Monmouth University uncovered over 30,000 artifacts from several building foundations evidence of an ancient native American occupation

Since then, many visitors to the White Hill Mansion have reported and saw strange paranormal activities.

Paranormal Evidence on the White Hill Mansion

White Hill Mansion became the place for teams of ghost hunters spending countless hours exploring the halls and history.

Investigator and visitors point out that disembodied voices happened on a regular basis in the White Hill Mansion.

The theory among investigators is that most of the voices are from Mr. Glenk himself, being heard mostly in the attic.

But it doesn’t stop there, dark shadow people wanders around the basement.

Among other paranormal events documented, footsteps coming from up and down the stairs and the sound of kids playing in the nursery.

Visitors reports seeing, a lady in a bridal gown that supposedly married at the Mansion, they nicknamed her Dolly.

Help The White Hill Mansion

What You Don't Know About The White Hill MansionThe house is still in the process of being preserved and protected thanks to nonprofits like Friends of White Hill Mansion.

As a result, visitors can take a tour and even ghost hunting books are available.

Participants can make a tax-deductible donation to the restoration of the historic White Hill Mansion.

For more information on whitehillmansion.com or by email to whitehillinfo@yahoo.com.


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