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His†oric Abingdon: Shop, dine and explore the downtown district

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Most Famous Stage in Virginia.

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In a community that treasures artistic expression, Barter Theatre is Abingdon’s best-known arts venue.

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Drama. Ac†ion. In†eres†ing characters.

We’re not talking about a play. It’s the real life history of Abingdon and Washington County.

Appalachian Culture lives on. We shine a spotlight on traditional music, literature, crafts and even local cuisine and agriculture.

Art makes Abingdon the most colorful place

in Virginia. Abingdon embraces every form of art, including music and theatre.

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Abingdon is the ideal hub for exploring

all of Southwest Virginia. Scenic drives. State Parks. Music Venues. And much more.

There is room at the inn. The Martha Washington Hotel and Spa has hosted some famous guests.

Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau 335 Cummings Street · Abingdon, Virginia 24210 276-676-2282 · 800-435-3440 · www.abingdon.com facebook.com/visitabingdonva · twitter.com/VisitAbingdon youtube.com/theabingdonva Special thanks to Jason Barnette Photography and Bruce Ingram Designed by Mikula|Harris

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The Most Famous Stage in Virginia Barter Theatre was founded on the idea that live theatre is important to the cultural life of the community. So important, in fact, that when it opened its doors in the midst of the Great Depression, patrons could buy a ticket with produce or livestock. Eight decades later, this heritage is celebrated with at least two

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performances a year when patrons can barter for their tickets with a donation of canned goods for an area food bank. From its humble beginnings, Barter eventually became well-known in theatrical circles for its commitment to high-quality productions. Rising stars such as Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine,

Patricia Neal, Hume Cronyn and Kevin Spacey have graced Barter Theatre’s stage. In 1948, it received the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award for Regional Theatre. The rich history of Barter Theatre is reflected in the beautiful Gilliam Stage, with its classic proscenium stage and opulent furnishings, plus newly renovated lobby.


People come from all over the United States to see a performance at the famous Barter Theatre. Many return year after year to see new productions and bright young actors and actresses. Barter Theatre is truly Abingdon’s most famous landmark. Even when Virginia’s most famous stage is quiet, it’s play time somewhere in Abingdon. Deciding where to play is up to you. Outdoor enthusiasts consider the region a gigantic playground that offers biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail, hiking in the mountains, fishing the rivers and lakes or plenty of scenic drives on quiet country roads. Musicians don’t have to be asked twice if they want to play. The answer is always “yes” and there are plenty of places around Abingdon to catch live music. Barter Theatre’s footprint has expanded over the years. Across the street from the main building is Barter Stage II, which offers a more intimate setting. With a thrust stage and seating for 167, the action is up close and personal. The theatre has a deep commitment to new works and Appalachian stories, as well as programs for students, helping guarantee a vibrant future for regional theatre.

If your idea of fun includes retail therapy and enjoying great food and Barter Stage II

beverages with friends, you’re in luck. Abingdon has lots of unique shops and

As it celebrates its 80th birthday, Barter Theatre is still the epicenter of Abingdon’s cultural life, which also features live music, world-class museums, galleries and a wide variety of working artist’s studios.

locally-owned restaurants to explore. So day or night; indoors or outdoors;

it’s always play time in Abingdon.

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the Trail to Stardom The Virginia Creeper Trail

Which Trail Should You Follow?

We have trails for hiking, biking, driving and even boating. Whether you’re in search of mountain views, bird or wildlife viewing or mountain music, choose one that’s right for your family.

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Over 400 Virginia volunteers gathered at the Abingdon Muster Grounds to fight for America's independence

Appalachian Trail The granddaddy of long distance hiking trails offers lots of day or weekend options in the Abingdon area

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Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail

Wilderness Road Heritage Migration Route

Find live music venues and historic sites in the area where traditional music began

Retrace the path of pioneers who crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains to explore and settle the American frontier

Blue Ridge Fishing Trail The rivers, streams and lakes of Southwest Virginia hold trophy fish for those who cast their line into the clear cool waters


The Virginia Creeper Trail owes its unusual name to the way locals referred to the old steam engines laboring up mountain grades with heavy loads of lumber and iron ore. In every other way, the Virginia Creeper Trail is a delightful way to spend a day in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. This 34-mile scenic trail is filled with charm, scenery and a few surprises. The multi-purpose trail runs along a railroad right-of-way that dates back to the 1880s. Today, it is widely considered one of the finest rails-to-trails examples in the east. The trail is used by walkers, runners, horseback riders and lots of bikers. In Abingdon, the western terminus of the trail, access couldn’t be any simpler. It’s hard to miss the restored locomotive on display at the trailhead on Green Spring Road right in the middle of town. The trail has very gentle uphill and downhill grades between Abingdon and the unofficial midpoint of Damascus. After that, it climbs nearly 2000 feet to the eastern terminus on Whitetop Mountain. Needless to say, most riders prefer to start on Whitetop and cruise down. In fact, bike rental shops in Abingdon and Damascus will shuttle riders to the top for a modest fee. The easy downhill ride and the awesome views of the Mount Rogers area make the Virginia Creeper Trail a family favorite.

Biking or hiking on the Virginia Creeper Trail is just one of many ways to enjoy the outdoors in the Abingdon area. Great fishing is available on nearby rivers, streams and lakes. Abingdon was recently named an official Appalachian Trail Community for its commitment to preserving America’s favorite hiking trail and for welcoming thru-hikers with typical southern hospitality. The Appalachian Trail (AT) through the nearby Mount Rogers National Recreation Area offers some of the

most unique terrain in Virginia with wild ponies grazing on the grassy bald knobs and views that extend all the way into North Carolina. Abingdon is a picturesque ideal Blue Ridge Mountain town. Its historic downtown district complete with lots of unique shops, restaurants and inns draws visitors from all over the east coast. But outdoor enthusiasts love that the mountains offer so many ways to play and they’re just minutes from downtown.

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His†oric Abingdon Drama in the Wilderness

Today, the drama in Abingdon plays out on a stage with trained actors. But for hundreds of years, great events and fascinating characters have left an indelible mark on this unique community. For example, if Daniel Boone had his way this visitor guide would be welcoming you to Wolf Hills. From the Native American Great Warriors Path, legends of wolves and Daniel Boone to frontier fort attacks, the oldest English-speaking settlement west of the Blue Ridge is full of history. Around the time Daniel Boone roamed these woods, early settlers traveled through the region on The Great Road, also known as The Wilderness Road, a migration route for those crossing the mountains to reach the new American frontier. These settlers faced tremendous hardship and harrowing experiences including battles with Native Americans. The Town of Abingdon was established by Act of the General Assembly in Virginia in 1778. Two short years later, Abingdon played a role in helping the young nation gain its independence. Patriots from Virginia gathered at the Muster Grounds to begin a 220 mile march to Kings Mountain, South Carolina. The ensuing battle was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. The Muster Grounds have been meticulously preserved and today serve as the northern trailhead of the congressionally authorized Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Abingdon’s history is too grand to squeeze into a museum display. Our history lives in the mountains that surround us and in the streets we travel. A 20-block downtown historic district includes many 18th, 19th and early 20th century buildings, including the magnificent Martha Washington Hotel and Spa and Barter Theatre, scene of modern-day drama in Abingdon.

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Farming is a proud way of life in Appalachia. That means fresh and wholesome products for local chefs to serve in their restaurants. The unique “Rooted in Appalachia” program helps consumers choose restaurants and inns that are committed to supporting local farmers.

Appalachian Culture in the Spotlight

Genuine hand made Appalachian crafts, including pottery, jewelry, furniture and much more can be found in local galleries and working studios around town.

Have you heard about our competitive side? We love the south’s favorite sport — stock car racing. Nearby Bristol Motor Speedway seats 155,000 cheering fans to watch the biggest names in motorsports race for the checkered flag

The birthplace of country music is just down the road in Bristol and The Crooked Road runs right through our town. So, bluegrass and traditional music routinely fills the air in Abingdon. Catch regular jams at Heartwood or one of many great festivals throughout the year.


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Rarely is art as woven into the fabric of a community as generously as it is in Abingdon. Perhaps the arts scene thrives here because of the inspiration drawn from the beauty of the mountains or the history that surrounds us. One thing is certain, the museums, galleries and working studios throughout the town enrich our lives every single day.

The Arts Depot

314 Depot Square · 276-628-9091 www.abingdonartsdepot.org hours: Thurs.-Sat. Apr.-Dec. 10am - 4pm; Jan.-Mar. 11am - 3pm

Holston Mountain Artisans Shop 214 Park St. · 276-628-7721 www.holstonmtnarts.org hours: 10am - 5:30pm; limited winter hours

Heartwood

I-81 at Exit 14 · 1 Heartwood Circle www.heartwoodvirginia.org Juried crafts, heritage music, farm to table food, SWVA wines and local culture

Countryside Artisan Trail

www.roundthemountain.org/map A driving trail linking dozens of cultural attractions in Abingdon, Bristol and Washington County

Round the Mountain - Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network

www.roundthemountain.org Plan a trip along one of 15 Artisan Trails throughout Southwest Virginia

William King Museum

Abingdon embraces every form of art, including music and theatre. Visit www.abingdon.com for much more information on artistic and cultural opportunities.

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415 Academy Dr. · 276-628-5005 www.williamkingmuseum.org hours: Thurs.-Sat. Apr.-Dec. 10am - 4pm; Jan.-Mar. 11am - 3pm


The Hub of Southwest Virginia The southwest corner of Virginia is filled with magical sights and sounds. The winding country roads and rugged, unspoiled scenery offer unforgettable scenic drives by automobile or motorcycle. Amid the beauty of the mountains are several picturesque small towns, each with a unique personality and history. Abingdon is the perfect place to begin and end your day. Enjoy cozy accommodations and great food. And the staff at the Abingdon Visitor Center or Heartwood can help you plan your southwest Virginia adventure.

Regional Attractions The 1912 Gallery 31036 Oxford Ave, Emory, VA 24327 276-944-6846 hours: call for event

Hungry Mother State Park 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, VA 24354 276-781-7400 · www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/hun.shtml One of Virginia's original six state parks and an award-winning Best State Park.

Appalachian Trail PO Box 174, Blacksburg, VA 24063 304-535-6331 · www.appalachiantrail.org

Iron Mountain Trail 128 West Laurel Ave, Damascus, VA 24236 888-595-1453 · www.adventuredamascus.com

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium 853 Bays Mountain Park Rd., Kingsport, TN 37660 423-229-9447 · www.baysmountain.com · hours: seasonal - call 3550 acre nature preserve/planetarium and the largest city owned park in the state of Tennessee.

Mount Rogers National Recreation Area 3714 Hwy. 16, Marion, VA 24354 800-628-7202 · www.fs.usda.gov/gwj One of the eastern US's highest mountain areas and Virginia's highest peak. Includes more than 400 miles of trails, including 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Birthplace of Country Music 416 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620 276-645-0111 · www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org Dedicated to promoting and preserving the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachians. Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 2136SM, Asheville, NC 28802 www.blueridgeparkway.org 469-mile drive that includes many of the areas natural and cultural significance, has over 600 streams, 150 headwaters and 53 natural heritage areas. Bristol Caverns 1157 Bristol Caverns Hwy., Bristol, TN 37620 423-878-2011 · www.bristolcaverns.com · hours: seasonal - call Far below the earth's surface, in the timeless beauty of Bristol Caverns, a strange and exciting experience awaits you. Bristol Motor Speedway 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620 423-989-6901 · www.bristolmotorspeedway.com NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee Carter Family Fold 344 A.P. Carter Hwy., Hiltons, VA 24258 276-386-9480 · www.carterfamilyfold.org · hours: Saturdays at 7:30pm Presents programs of Old Time and Bluegrass music every weekend. Grayson Highlands State Park 829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 276-579-7092 · www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/gra.shtml 4822-acre state park that lies within the Jefferson National Forest.

Museum of Middle Appalachians 123 Palmer Avenue, Saltville, VA 24370 276-496-3633 · hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am - 4pm; Sun. 1pm - 4pm Learn about the unique geology of the region and how it has helped to shape American History. View prehistoric exhibits. Mountain Music Museum 500 Gate City Hwy., Bristol, VA 24201 276-645-0035 · www.mountainmusicmuseum.org hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am - 9pm; Sun. 1pm - 6pm Dedicated to preserving the legacies of the many great men and women who helped create and promote Mountain Music. Round the Mountain Artisan Trail One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, VA 276-492-2407 · www.roundthemountain.org See unique crafts handmade and homegrown in the blue mountains and green valleys of Southwest Virginia. Settler's Museum 1322 Rocky Hollow Rd., Atkins, VA 24311 276-686-4401 · www.settlersmuseum.com · hours: seasonal - call The purpose of the museum is to tell the story of the people who settled the mountainous southwest corner of Virginia and how its unique culture was developed. Wilderness Road 335 Cummings St., Abingdon, VA 276-676-2282 · www.wildernessroadva.org The Wilderness Road was the principal route used by settlers for more than fifty years to reach Kentucky from the East.


Some historic hotels tell their story through the photos and antiques displayed around the property. At The Martha, when you walk through the front door you might actually believe you’ve stepped back in time to the 19th century. The fine touches and tasteful décor make you feel as if you’re entering a stately old home. Indeed, you are. The Martha was built in 1832 as a private residence for General Francis Preston and Sarah Buchanan Preston and their nine children. The original living room is now the main lobby. The Martha Washington Hotel and Spa has a rich history that includes good times and bad. In 1858, the Preston family home was purchased and turned into an upscale college for young women. It was named Martha Washington College in honor of the first lady of our nation, though it was affectionately called “The Martha” by locals.

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The Martha first opened as a hotel in 1935. It has changed ownership and management a few times since then, but all have maintained the architectural and historic integrity of the original structure. The Martha is known for impeccable service and its world-class spa treatments. The Martha is Abingdon’s most famous hotel and a treasured landmark. It’s part of the extraordinary tradition of hospitality that can be found at hotels and unique inns all around town. Numerous Bed & Breakfast Inns are located throughout the downtown district. Well-known brand name hotels and even quaint rental cabins round out the lodging options in Abingdon.


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The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa price range: $$ - $$$ 150 West Main St. · 276-628-3161 · www.themartha.com Elegant dining, spa with massages, facials, and salon services. Saltwater pool available, exercise room, lighted tennis courts.

price range: $$ Shaver's of Abingdon 619 Colonial Rd. · 276-623-1572 · www.shaversofabingdon.com A quaint Victorian home furnished with family antiques. Breakfast includes local meats, eggs, produce and homemade breads.

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price range: $ - $$ Comfort Suites 1093 Berry Dr. · 276-698-3040 · www.choicehotels.com/VA492

price range: $ - $$ Hampton Inn 340 Commerce Dr. · 276-619-4600 · www.hamptoninn.com Hot breakfast served daily. Free high-speed internet access in all guestrooms and the lobby.

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price range: $$ Holiday Inn Express G 940 East Main St. · 276-676-2829 · www.Hiexpress.com Our great amenities are ready for you to enjoy. Enjoy a free hot breakfast bar every morning complete with eggs, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls and 100% Arabica Bean coffee. Guests also enjoy privileges at a neighboring gym. Quality Inn & Suites 930 East Main St. · 276-676-9090 · www.choicehotels.com price range: $$

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Bed & BREAKFASTS A Tailor's Lodging 119 Park St. NE · 276-628-7119 · www.atailorslodging.com Make yourself comfortable in one of our three comfortable bedrooms, each with a fireplace, private bath, cable t.v. and computer ports. Also you can enjoy the spacious porches.

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Black's Fort Inn price range: call for price 410 Green Spring Rd. · 276-628-6263 · www.blacksfortinn.com If you're looking for privacy, comfort, convenience, access, rest and relaxation you'll be delighted with your visit to Black's Fort Inn B&B.

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price range: call for price Copper Lantern Inn 133 E. Valley St. NE · 276-525-1919 · www.copperlanterninn.com Ranked #1 by Trip Advisor. Spectacular hospitality and accommodations – only the finest cuisine and linens. Enter as strangers; leave as family.

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* price range: seasonal Inn on Town Creek 445 Valley St. NE · 276-628-4560 · www.innontowncreek.com Offers comfortably furnished accommodations. The decor is handsome and stylish – a pleasing blend of antiques from around the world and period furnishings. All rooms feature high-speed internet connections via DSL. *14 max group

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price range: $$ Shepherd's Joy 254 White's Mill Rd. · 276-628-3273 · www.shepherdsjoy.com Offers an opportunity to experience the rare Victorian charm of a restored Queen Anne country style family home where guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast.

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price range: $$ Summerfield Inn 101 Valley St. NW · 276-628-5905 · www.summerfieldinn.com Abingdon's premier lodging. Center of Historic District. Walk to Barter, shops and restaurants. Large parlors, front porch with swing and rockers. Gourmet breakfast. Barter packages.

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* price range: $$ *small groups The Love House 210 East Valley St. · 276-623-1281 · www.abingdon-virginia.com A Colonial style home, built in 1850, lovingly renovated to retain its original charm. The Love House has four beautiful rooms, gas-log fireplaces in each room, private baths with jacuzzi-style tubs.

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* price range: $$ *small groups Victoria & Albert Inn 224 Oak Hill St. · 276-676-2797 · www.abingdon-virginia.com

price range: $$ White Birches Inn 268 White's Mill Rd. · 276-676-2140 · www.whitebirchesinn.com Large, comfortable guest rooms & suites with working in-room fireplaces. Flat-screen cable TV, VCR/ DVD player in all guest rooms.

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COTTAGES price range: $$ Cottages on the Creeper 334 Gibson St. · 276-628-6331 · www.cottagesonthecreeper.com Nestled among the trees at the entrance to the Virginia Creeper Trail lies Cottages on the Creeper. These enchanting and "artfully" decorated cottages have been completely restored.

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price range: $$ Creeper's End Lodging 121/123 Railroad St. · 276-525-2031 · www.creepersendlodging.com Beautifully designed; graceful great rooms, up fitted with gas fireplaces, large screen TVs and DVD players.

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Mary Connally Penn House 227 East Main St. · 276-492-6654 · www.vrbo.com/234686 Conveniently located within walking distance of many of Abingdon's restaurants and attractions.

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Summers Cottage 309 East Main St. · 276-628-5556 · www.abingdoncottage.com Conveniently located within walking distance of many of Abingdon's restaurants and attractions.

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Historic, Artistic & Cultural Attractions 1

Abingdon Cinemall Movie Theater

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721 East Main St. 276-623-1255 · www.cinemall.com admission: $5.50 - $11.25 · hours: 11:00am - Midnight 2

Abingdon Medical Museum

306 Depot Square 276-623-8337 · www.hswcv.org hours: Tues.-Fri. 10am - 4pm; Sat. 11am - 4pm 10

228 West Valley St. 276-206-8691 · www.abingdonmedicalmuseum.com admission: 12+ $10; under 12 years old $5 · hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am - 2pm; Sat.-Sun. 10am - 1pm

Abingdon Vineyard & Winery

20530 Alvarado Rd. 276-623-1255 · www.abingdonwinery.com hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 12-6pm Excellent wine and ambience. Enjoy our wine, unique winery tour or a picnic along the South Holston River. Easy Access from the Creeper Trail. 4

314 Depot Square 276-628-9091 · www.abingdonartsdepot.org hours: Jan.-Mar. 11am - 3pm; Mar.-Dec. 10am - 4pm; Thurs.-Sat 5

Barter Theatre

127 West Main St. 276-628-3991 · www.bartertheatre.com admission: Call for prices · hours: Feb.-Dec. 8

Russell Rd. & Valley St. admission: Free · hours: Dawn till Dusk

Farmers Market

Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum

Veterans Memorial Park

1 Heartwood Circle 276-492-2400 · www.heartwoodvirginia.org Heartwood is your gateway to Southwest Virginia's juried crafts, heritage music, farm to table food, SWVA wines and local culture.

Washington County Fairgrounds

17046 Fairground Dr. 276-628-6222 · www.washcofair.com admission: call for prices · hours: event dependant 16

White's Mill

12291 White's Mill Rd. 276-628-2960 · www.whitesmill.org admission: Free · hours: closed Jan.-Feb. 17

William King Museum

415 Academy Dr. 276-628-5005 · www.williamkingmuseum.org admission: Adults $5, Child $3 · hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. 10am - 5pm; Thurs. 10am - 9pm; Sat.-Sun. 1pm - 5pm

Heartwood

see maps on pages 12-14 for location

Star Museum

170 East Main St. 276-608-7452 admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children · hours: call for reserved tour Dubbed "the best kept secret in Southwest Virginia", dazzling Star Museum exhibits authentic performance and estate items from Elvis, Marilyn, Lucy, Sinatra, Garland, Princess Di, Whitney, et al.

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208 West Main St. 276-676-0216 admission: Free · hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am - 3pm Named for the two families who lived in it, this 1860 brick Georgian gives a glimpse into an American middle class family home in the 19th century. 8

Sinking Springs Cemetary

Exit 17, Cook St. 276-628-9107

Crooked Road

100 Remsburg Drive 276-698-1434 · www.abingdonfarmersmarket.com hours: Tues. 3pm - 6pm, Sat. 7am - 12pm Seasonally 7

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1 Heartwood Circle 276-492-2085 · www.thecrookedroad.org 6

Muster Grounds at Abingdon

702 Colonial Rd. 276-676-2282 · www.nps.gov/ovvi admission: Free · hours: 9am - 5pm

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Arts Depot

Holston Mountain Artisans

214 Park St. 276-628-7721 · www.holstonmtarts.com admission: Free · hours: 10am - 5:30pm; limited winter hours 11

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Historical Society of Washington County

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Wolf Hills Brewing Co.

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350 Park St. 276-451-5470 · www.wolfhillsbrewing.com hours: Tues., Thurs.-Sat. 5pm - 8pm *with notice

Wheelchair Accessible

Buses/Groups

Wedding Friendly

Gift Shop

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Outdoor Recreation

The dining and shopping scene in Abingdon is dynamic and growing. In order to provide visitors with the most up-to-date information, we invite you to download a copy of the Abingdon Dining and Shopping Guide at www. abingdon.com or pick one up at the Visitor Center at 335 Cummings Street.

Highlands Ski and Outdoor

Virginia Creeper Fly Shop

909 East Main St. · 276-628-1329 www.highlandsoutdoor.com

16501 Jeb Stuart Hwy. · 276-628-3826 www.vcflyshop.com

Mahoney's Outdoors

Virginia Creeper Trail

825 Cummings St. · 276-628-6249 www.mahoneysports.com

Green Spring Rd. www.vacreepertrail.org

South Holston Lake

Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop

19482 County Park Rd.

201 Pecan St. · 1-888-245-3648 www.virginiacreepertrailbikeshop.com

Tastings Abingdon Vineyard & Winery

Olive Oil Company

20530 Alvarado Rd. · 276-623-1255 www.abingdonwinery.com hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 12-6pm

152 East Main St. · 276-525-1524 www.abingdonoliveoilcompany.com hours: Mon.-Sat. 11am - 6pm; Sun. 2 - 6pm

Camella's Tea Parlor/Spice of Life

Wolf Hills Brewing Co.

165 East Main St. · 276-676-0089 www.camellasrememberwhen.com hours: Wed.-Sat. 11am - 5pm *with notice

350 Park St. SE · 276-451-5470 www.wolfhillsbrewing.com *with notice hours: Tues., Thurs.-Sat. 5pm - 8pm

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Tours and Services

Rooted in Appalachia is a unique program for restaurants and inns that serve locally grown or made products. These establishments are committed to preserving the agricultural heritage of the region by purchasing quality products from local farmers. Look for the Rooted in Appalachia logo at local restaurants or find participating members at www. rootedinappalachia. com

Abingdon Visitor Center

Johnston Memorial Hospital

335 Cummings St. 276-676-2282 · www.abingdon.com hours: daily 9am - 5pm

16000 Johnston Memorial Dr. 276-258-1000

Historic Abingdon Tours

335 Cummings St. · 276-676-2282 www.abingdon.com

276-619-1381 · www.abingdon.com hours: by appointment

Abingdon Spirit Walk

Tri Cities Regional Airport

276-706-6093 · www.abingdon.com hours: seasonal or by appointment The original and best ghost/history tour of Old Abingdon. Led by Haint Mistress Donnamarie Emmert since 1996.

2525 Hwy. 75, Blountville, TN 423-325-6000 · www.triflight.com Airline services from Delta, US Airways Express, Allegiant and Delta Connection. Taxi and limousine service available as well as car rentals.

Abingdon Transit

Virginia Highlands Airport

335 Cummings St. · 276-676-0700 hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am - 5pm

18521 Lee Hwy. · 276-628-6030 www.vahighlandsairport.com Regional base of operations for corporate and private airplanes.

Enterprise Rentals 1138 West Main St. 276-619-4555 · www.enterprise.com

First Assist Urgent Care 603 Campus Dr. · 276-739-8010 hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am - 8pm; Sat.-Sun. 8am - 6pm

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Taste of the Town Trolley Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Wellmont Urgent Care 24530 Falcon Place Blvd. 276-619-0075 hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am - 8pm; Sat, 10am - 6pm

Buses/Groups

Wedding Friendly

Gift Shop


Events EVENT

TIME PERIOD

DESCRIPTION

WEBSITE

January Jams

Winter - January

Series of music events on Barter Theatre stage that showcase national recognized artists.

abingdonmusicexperience.com

Barter Theatre

February - December

www.bartertheatre.com

Shamrock 4miler

Spring - March

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by running through the streets of Abingdon.

www.werunevents.com

Bristol Race Weekend

Spring - March

World's Fastest Half Mile - Nascar at its Finest!

www.bristolmotorspeedway.com

Music on the Lawn

Spring - April

Classical and Jazz music on the lawn of the Martha Washington Inn and Spa every Sunday in April

abingdonmusicexperience.com

Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire

Spring - April

Inspirations in colorful displays of nursery plants and garden themed furnishings, put on by the Master Gardeners.

www.gardenfaire.net

Abingdon Farmers Market

April - November

Meet local farmers and purchase some of their produce.

www.abingdonfarmersmarket.com

Earth Day Celebration

Spring - April

Help spread awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.

www.abingdon.com

The Crooked Road Youth Music Festival

Spring - May

Performances and workshops on three stages by Southwest Virginia youth musicians.

thecrookedroad.org

Damascus Trail Days

Spring - May

Largest annual gathering of hikers in the United States.

www.traildays.us

Plumb Alley Day

Spring - May

Kiwanis Club of Abingdon Sponsors this day event with vendors and food. Hours are 9:00am - 3:00pm

www.abingdonkiwanis.org

Abingdon Blues FestivalBlues, Brew and BBQ

Summer - June

Well-known blues artists take the stage and fill the air with great music.

abingdonmusicexperience.com

4th of July Celebration

Summer - July

Celebration at the Coomes Recreation Center with music talent, games, swimming and much more.

www.coomescenter.com

Virginia Highlands Festival

Summer - August

This ten day festival showcases arts, music, antiques, crafts and much more.

www.vahighlandsfestival.org

Bristol Race Weekend

Summer - August

World's Fastest Half Mile - Nascar at its Finest!

www.bristolmotorspeedway.com

Washington County Fair

Fall - September

The Fair hosts a variety of family events and fun activities - music concerts, carnival rides, food, arts, crafts and much more.

www.washcofair.com

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Festival

Fall - October

Artists of The Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail perform old time and bluegrass music.

abingdonmusicexperience.com

Mistletoe Market

Fall - November

Holiday Gift Mart featuring merchants from all over the Southeast.

www.williamkingmuseum.org

Coomes Center Craft Show

Fall - November

Lots of great holiday arts and crafts.

www.coomescenter.com

Winter - December

The Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade through Main Street.

www.abingdonkiwanis.org

Kiwanis Christmas Parade

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