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Abingdon is the ideal hub for exploring all of Southwest Virginia. Scenic drives. State Parks. Music Venues. And much more.
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Virginia’s most famous theatre is located on Main Street in downtown Abingdon. With its unique history and outstanding productions of comedy, drama, musicals and new Appalachian plays, Barter Theatre is a must-see attraction. Two stages and a diverse lineup mean that Barter offers something for everyone, at any time of the year.
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When it opened its doors in the midst of the Great Depression, Barter's motto was “With vegetables you cannot sell, you can buy a good laugh!” And that is literally what patrons did, as they bartered vegetables, livestock, milk and eggs for admission. Over eight decades later, the theatre celebrates its heritage with at least two performances each year when patrons can barter for their tickets by donating canned goods to an area food bank.
From its humble beginnings, Barter became well-known in theatre circles for its high-quality productions, and for fostering the talent of rising stars such as Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal, Hume Cronyn and Kevin Spacey, just to name a few. In 1948 it received the first Tony Award for Regional Theatre. The rich history of Barter Theatre is reflected in its beautiful Main Stage, with its classic proscenium stage, opulent furnishings and renovated lobby with
The cast of Mary Poppins
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
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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. gift shop. Across the street at Barter Stage II, patrons can experience a more intimate setting. With a thrust stage and seating for 167, the action is up close and personal. An on-site café features local foods, beer and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. The theatre has a deep commitment to new works and Appalachian stories, as well as programs for students, which serve over 100,000 young people each year.
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
Barter Theatre is still the epicenter of Abingdon’s cultural life, which also features live music, world-class museums, galleries and wide variety of working artists’ 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 virginia creeper trail 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. 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.
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Visit the new Creeper Trail Welcome Center: 300 Green Spring Rd. · 276-525-4457
Outdoor Opportunities are Endless Biking or hiking on the Virginia Creeper Trail is just one of many ways to enjoy the outdoors in the Abingdon area. 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.
making it one of the most scenic lakes in Virginia. The lake can be explored by paddling, sailing, personal watercraft or even motorboat. Fun on the water should be part of every visit to Abingdon.
The rivers, lakes and streams around Abingdon offer lots of opportunities for serious outdoor enthusiasts. The clear, cool waters are a favorite for anglers hoping to hook trout, bass, walleye and more. South Holston Lake, which spans the Virginia-Tennessee border, is a 7580-acre reservoir. Fishing is just the beginning on the lake. Much of the shoreline is undeveloped and surrounded by mountains,
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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Today, the drama in Abingdon plays out on stage with trained actors. But for hundreds of years, great events and fascinating characters have left an indelible mark on this unique community. As European colonists pushed westward, Abingdon became a stop on the Wilderness Road, a migration trail that saw thousands of settlers traveling west through the Cumberland Gap to the American frontier. The oldest English-speaking settlement west of the Blue Ridge, Abingdon was once known by a different name. Daniel Boone explored the area in the 1760s, and legend has it that his dogs were attacked by wolves appearing from a cave near the hill’s crest, and so Boone named the area “Wolf Hills.”
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Abingdon was established in 1778, and just two years later, the town played a role in helping the young nation gain its independence. Patriots gathered at the Muster Grounds to begin a 220-mile march (now the Congressionally authorized Overmountain Victory Trail) to join the
Battle of Kings Mountain, SC, turning the tide of the Revolutionary War. Take a self-guided tour of two centuries of history in Sinking Spring Cemetery, which includes the graves of Revolutionary and Civil War veterans, plus two governors of Virginia. The Historical Society of Washington County provides a great starting place for genealogical research, or to explore the town’s rich history and architecture. 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 of the 20-block downtown historic district.
Shop & Dine in the Historic District Abingdon’s tree-lined brick sidewalks and two centuries of architecture make the downtown district a great place to shop, dine, or sightsee. Pick up a self-guided walking tour at the Visitor Center for stories from Abingdon’s dramatic history. Head to the Market District for eclectic shopping and crafts. In these brick storefronts you’ll find indie shops selling gifts, antiques and edible delights. Around the corner, visit the
Abingdon Farmers Market, open every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning during the growing season. The Theatre District is anchored by two grand old buildings: Barter Theatre and The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, directly across the street. Next to The Martha is Barter Stage II and an adjoining café. On Courthouse Hill, you’ll find a collection of stylish boutiques, home décor, wine and gifts,
as well as several of Abingdon’s oldest buildings, including The Tavern restaurant, originally constructed in 1779, and rumored to have hosted President Andrew Jackson and Louis Philippe, King of France. For a full list of dining and shopping, pick up an Abingdon map at the Visitor Center or go to VisitAbingdonVirginia.com. Free public parking is available along Main Street and at the town’s municipal lot.
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Art & Culture
The Arts Depot
make Abingdon the most colorful place in Virginia
314 Depot Square · 276-628-9091 www.AbingdonArtsDepot.org hours: Wed. – Sat. 10am-4pm
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. Abingdon embraces every form of art, including music and theatre. Visit VisitAbingdonVirginia.com for more information on artistic and cultural opportunities.
Holston Mountain Artisans Shop 214 Park St. · 276-628-7721 www.HolstonMtnArts.org hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5:00pm, call for Sunday and seasonal hours
I-81 Exit 14 · 1 Heartwood Circle www.HeartwoodVirginia.org Juried crafts, heritage music, farm to table food, SWVA wines and local culture
Public Art Take a stroll through downtown and you'll understand Abingdon's artistic nature. Public art is on display in many places, including the popular LOVE Works sign and the Barter Fountain.
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Round the Mountain -
Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network www.RoundTheMountain.org
Plan a trip along one of 15 Artisan Trails throughout Southwest Virginia
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.
William King Museum of Art
415 Academy Dr. · 276-628-5005 www.WilliamKingMuseum.org hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am - 5pm; Sun. 1pm - 5pm
Genuine handmade Appalachian crafts, including pottery, jewelry, furniture and much more can be found in local galleries and working studios around town.
Countryside Artisan Trail RoundTheMountain.org
A driving trail linking dozens of cultural attractions in Abingdon, Bristol and Washington County
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.
Cheers! Craft beer & wine completes the local
food scene Like Abingdon itself, the cuisine is enormously creative. Acclaimed chefs are preparing ethnic specialties from all around the world, with their own special touches, of course. The choices run from down home to fine dining. In southwest Virginia, there is a long and proud tradition of growing and serving local foods. The tradition continues not only in many area restaurants but also at Abingdon's bustling farmer's market and at award-winning Wolf Hills Brewing Company and Abingdon Vineyard and Winery. If you are wondering where to find locally grown and made products, you are in luck. An innovative program called Rooted in Appalachia helps guide consumers to restaurants, inns and retailers who are committed to selling local products. Look for the familiar Rooted in Appalachia logo on store windows or on menus. For a full list, check their website at www.RootedInAppalachia.com.
Bristol Motor Speedway Appalachian Trail Closest access point is Damascus, the trail follows Laurel Avenue through downtown Damascus. appalachiantrail.org
Grayson Highlands State Park 829 Grayson Highland Lane Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 276-579-7092 dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/gra.shtml
Birthplace of Country Music Museum 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201 423-573-1927 birthplaceofcountrymusic.org Dedicated to promoting and preserving the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachians.
3449 A.P. Carter Hwy. Hiltons, VA 24258 276-594-0676 · carterfamilyfold.org hours: Saturdays at 7:30pm
NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tennessee
Presents programs of Old Time and Bluegrass music every weekend.
Blue Ridge Parkway blueridgeparkway.org 469-mile drive that includes many of the area's natural and cultural significance, has over 600 streams, 150 headwaters and 53 natural heritage areas.
4822-acre state park that lies within the Jefferson National Forest.
The Hub Hungry Mother State Park 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, VA 24354 276-781-7400 dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/hun.shtml One of Virginia's original six state parks and an award-winning Best State Park.
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.
Round the Mountain Artisan Trail One Heartwood Circle Abingdon, VA 24210 276-492-2407 roundthemountain.org See unique crafts handmade and homegrown in the blue mountains and green valleys of Southwest Virginia.
Carter Family Fold
151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol, TN 37620 866-415-4158 bristolmotorspeedway.com
of Southwest Virginia The peaceful roads of Southwest Virginia are filled with breathtaking scenery and unique small towns. The winding roads are great for scenic drives by automobile or motorcycle. Along the way, you’ll see unspoiled mountain scenery and occasionally pass through charming towns where the Appalachian culture is alive and well. Enjoy delicious food, meet artisans and learn about the region’s history including the fascinating story of the Wilderness Road Heritage Migration Route followed by pioneers who traveled through the Cumberland Gap to eventually settle the rest of the American frontier. The rivers and forests are teeming with fish and wildlife while the towns are filled with music. Southwest Virginia is the birthplace of traditional mountain music. The Carter Family Fold and dozens of other sites can be found along The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. There is much to discover in Southwest Virginia and Abingdon is the ideal hub for your journey. Enjoy exploring the back roads and small towns, and then return to great accommodations and lots of dining options in downtown Abingdon.
The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail 1 Heartwood Circle Abingdon, VA 24210 276-492-2409 thecrookedroad.org Experience first-hand how music is woven into the rich tapestry of tradition in Southwest Virginia. The variety is amazing – old-time string bands, a cappella gospel, blues, 300 year old ballads, bluegrass and more.
Wilderness Road Heritage Migration Route 335 Cummings St., Abingdon, VA 276-676-2282 wildernessroad-virginia.com The Wilderness Road was the principal route used by settlers for more than fifty years to reach Kentucky from the East.
Iron Mountain Trail 3714 Hwy. 16, Marion, VA 24354 800-628-7202 www.fs.usda.gov/gw
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail 702 Colonial Road, Abingdon, VA 24210 276-525-1050 This driving trail starts in Abingdon at the Muster Grounds. Virginia militia gathered here to march 330 miles to the Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina, turning the tide of the Revolutionary War.
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music time in Abingdon A love of music runs deep in Abingdon and the surrounding region. Traditional mountain music was born in this area and country music got its start just down the road in Bristol. It makes sense that amid such musical history and surrounded by artistic souls of all types, the music scene in Abingdon is diverse and thriving. Abingdon is the home base of The Crooked Road, a 333-mile trail that highlights the best of Appalachian heritage music. Heartwood and
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Capo's Music Store are popular Crooked Road venues in Abingdon. There are many great festivals and special events that celebrate life in Southwest Virginia and feature great music. The Abingdon Music Experience presents a variety of concerts and events throughout the year. The Virginia Highlands Festival has been an annual tradition in Abingdon for 67 years. Every summer this 10-day event features music, performing arts, juried art shows, delicious food and much more.
Winter - January
Series of music events on Barter Theatre stage that showcase national recognized artists.
Spring - April
Classical and Jazz music on the lawn of the Martha Washington Inn and Spa every Sunday in April
April - November
Meet local farmers and purchase some of their produce.
Earth Day Celebration
Spring - April
Help spread awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.
The Crooked Road Youth Music Festival
Spring - May
Performances and workshops on three stages by Southwest Virginia youth musicians.
Damascus Trail Days
Spring - May
Largest annual gathering of hikers in the United States.
Plumb Alley Day
Spring - May
One of the largest one-day festivals in the southeast: yard sales, performances, food, kids activities.
Hops & Howlers Craft Brew Fest
Summer - June
Enjoy tastes from over 20 Regional Craft Breweries.
Summer - June-August
Free outdoor concerts at the Abingdon Market Pavilion every Thursday night.
Summer - July
Celebration at the Coomes Recreation Center with music talent, games, swimming and much more.
Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
Summer - August
Barter Theatre presents this celebration of Appalachian culture.
Virginia Highlands Festival
Summer - August
This ten day festival showcases arts, music, antiques, crafts and much more.
Fall - September
Weird and wonderful street performers fill Main Street.
January Jams Music on the Lawn Abingdon Farmers Market
4th of July Celebration
Main Street Busker Fest
To view more events, see VisitAbingdonVirginia.com
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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, and is 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 cottages 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: 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
price range: $$ Shaver's of Abingdon 619 Colonial Rd. · 276-623-1572 · www.shaversofabingdon.com A quaint Victorian home furnished with family antiques. Breakfast includes local meats, eggs, produce and homemade breads.
Alpine Motel 882 East Main St. · 276-628-3178
America's Best Value Inn 887 Empire Dr. · 276-628-7131 · www.americasbestvalueinn.com
price range: $ - $$ Comfort Inn D 170 Jonesboro Rd. · 276-676-2222 · www.choicehotels.com/VA112 Recently renovated hotel offering hot deluxe breakfast, outdoor pool, reasonable rates and location to fit any guest's visit.
price range: $ - $$ Comfort Suites 1093 Ole Berry Dr. · 276-698-3040 · www.choicehotels.com/VA492
Fairfield Inn & Suites 923 East Main St. · Opening in Summer of 2016
price range: $ - $$ 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.
price range: $$ Holiday Inn Express 940 East Main St. · 276-676-2829 · www.Hiexpress.com Enjoy a free hot breakfast bar every morning complete with eggs, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls and 100% Arabica Bean coffee. Guests also enjoy privileges at a neighboring gym.
Quality Inn & Suites 930 East Main St. · 276-676-9090 · www.choicehotels.com/VA293 price range: $$
price range: $ Super 8 Motel 298 Towne Centre Dr. · 276-676-3329 · www.super8.com/abingdon
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price range: $$ Shepherd's Joy 254 White's Mill Rd. · 276-628-3273 · www.shepherdsjoy.com Offers an opportunity to experience the rare Victorian charm of a restored Queen Anne country style family home where guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast.
price range: $$ Summerfield Inn 101 Valley St. NW · 276-628-5905 · 800-668-5905 www.summerfieldinn.com Center of Historic District. Walk to Barter, shops and restaurants. Large parlors, front porch with swing and rockers. Gourmet breakfast.
price range: $$ White Birches Inn 268 White's Mill Rd. · 276-676-2140 · www.whitebirchesinn.com Large, comfortable guest rooms & suites with working in-room fireplaces. Flat-screen cable TV, VCR/ DVD player in all guest rooms.
Vacation Rentals price range: $$ 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.
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.
Crooked Cabin Properties 276-628-9999 · www.crookedcabinprop.com · firstname.lastname@example.org Meadow Cottage V , Crooked Cabin V , Brook House V and Creekside Hatch V each have their own distinctive flavor. Cable TV, wi-fi, complimentary pastries, fully-equipped kitchens and passes to the Recreation Center.
A Tailor's Lodging 119 Park St. SE · 276-628-7119 · www.atailorslodging.com Spacious porches, and well-appointed rooms, each with a fireplace, private bath, and cable TV.
Black Dog Inn 107 Park St. SE · 276-608-3465 Three well-appointed bedrooms in an 1834 historic lodging within walking distance of Abingdon attractions. Flatscreen TV with cable.
price range: call for price Black's Fort Inn M 410 Green Spring Rd. · 276-628-6263 · www.blacksfortinn.com Close to the Creeper Trail. Concierge service, park & walk to downtown Abingdon, special packages available.
price range: call for price Park Street Guest House 134 Park St. · 276-628-8433 · www.parkstreetguesthouse.com Full kitchen, 2.5 baths, one level with no steps, just one block to dining, shopping, and the Creeper Trail.
Summers Cottage 309 East Main St. · 276-628-5556 · summerscottageabingdon.com Conveniently located within walking distance of many of Abingdon's restaurants and attractions.
price range: call for price Copper Lantern Inn 133 E. Valley St. NE · 276-525-1919 · www.copperlanterninn.com Spectacular hospitality and accommodations – only the finest cuisine and linens. Enter as strangers; leave as family.
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Historic, Artistic & Cultural Attractions 1
Abingdon Muster Grounds
702 Colonial Rd. 276-525-1050 · www.abingdonmustergrounds.com admission: Free · hours: 9am-5pm daily, grounds and trail open dawn to dusk The northern trailhead of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Learn about colonial backcountry history at the Keller Interpretive Center. 2
Abingdon Cinemall Movie Theater
721 East Main St. 276-623-2121 · www.cinemall.com hours: 11:00am - Midnight 3
Abingdon Farmers Market
Historical Society of Washington County
306 Depot Square 276-623-8337 · www.hswcv.org hours: Tues.-Fri. 10am - 4pm; Sat. 11am - 4pm
Holston Mountain Artisans
Sinking Spring Cemetery
Russell Rd. & Valley St. admission: Free · hours: Dawn till Dusk
Abingdon Vineyard & Winery
314 Depot Square 276-628-9091 · www.abingdonartsdepot.org hours: Wed.-Sat. 10am-4pm 6
Heartwood is your gateway to Southwest Virginia's juried crafts, heritage music, farm to table food, SWVA wines and local culture.
214 Park St. 276-628-7721 · www.holstonmtnarts.com admission: Free · hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5:00pm, call for Sunday and seasonal hours
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. 5
1 Heartwood Circle 276-492-2400 · www.heartwoodvirginia.org
100 Remsburg Drive 276-698-1434 · www.abingdonfarmersmarket.com hours: Tues. 3pm - 6pm, Sat. 8am - 1pm Seasonally 4
Exit 17, Cook St. 276-623-5279 · hours: Dawn till Dusk 13
127 West Main St. 276-628-3991 · www.bartertheatre.com admission: Call for prices · hours: Feb.-Dec., Tues.-Sun. Escape to Barter Theatre and experience world-class entertainment at the nation's longest running professional theatre.
Fairview Historic Homestead
7 908 Hillman Highway 276-676-0216 admission: Free · hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11:30am-5pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-5pm Living history museum featuring 1815 homestead and farm.
Washington County Fairgrounds
17046 Fairground Dr. 276-628-6222 · www.washcofair.com admission: call for prices · hours: event dependent 14
Veterans Memorial Park
White’s Mill & Mercantile
12291 White's Mill Rd. 276-628-2960 · www.whitesmill.org admission: Free, donations accepted · hours: April-December Wed.-Sun. 10am-5pm, weekends only in March A working 18th Century grist mill and general store. 15
William King Museum of Art
415 Academy Dr. 276-628-5005 · www.williamkingmuseum.org admission: Free · hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 1pm - 5pm 16
Wolf Hills Brewing Co.
350 Park St. 276-451-5470 · www.wolfhillsbrewing.com hours: Mon.-Fri. 5pm - 8pm, Sat. 1pm - 8pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm *with notice
see maps on pages 16-18 for location
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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. VisitAbingdonVirginia.com, or pick one up at the Visitor Center at 335 Cummings Street.
Outdoor Recreation Adventure Mendota
Creeper Trail Zipline
South Holston Lake
Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center
Virginia Creeper Fly Shop
4457 Swinging Bridge Rd., Mendota, VA 24270 276-645-1020 · adventuremendota.com 1667 Old Park Rd., Whitetop VA 24292 276-388-2817 · www.creeperzipline.com 300 Stanley St. · 276-623-5279 www.coomescenter.com hours: Mon.-Thurs. 6am - 9pm; Fri. 6am - 7pm; Sat. 8am - 6pm; Sun. 1:30pm - 6pm
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19482 County Park Rd. 276-628-9677
16501 Jeb Stuart Hwy. · 276-628-3826 www.vcflyshop.com
Virginia Creeper Trail
300 Green Spring Road · 276-525-4457 or 800-435-3440 · www.vacreepertrail.org
Highlands Ski and Outdoor
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
825 Cummings St. · 276-628-6249 www.mahoneysports.com
Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop
909 East Main St. · 276-628-1329 www.highlandsoutdoor.com
201 Pecan St. · 1-888-245-3648 www.vacreepertrailbikeshop.com
Tastings Abingdon Olive Oil Company
Camella's Tea Parlor/Spice of Life *
152 East Main St. · 276-525-1524 www.abingdonoliveoilcompany.com hours: Mon.-Sat. 11am - 6pm; Sun. 2 - 6pm
165 East Main St. · 276-676-0089 www.camellasrememberwhen.com hours: Wed.-Sun. 11am - 5pm *with notice
Abingdon Vineyard & Winery
Wolf Hills Brewing Co. *
20530 Alvarado Rd. · 276-623-1255 www.abingdonwinery.com hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 12-6pm
350 Park St. SE · 276-451-5470 www.wolfhillsbrewing.com *with notice hours: Mon.-Fri. 5pm - 8pm, Sat. 1pm - 8pm and Sun. 1pm - 5pm
Tours Abingdon Visitor Center
Creeper Trail Welcome Center
Abingdon Spirit Walk
Historic Abingdon Self-guided Tour
335 Cummings St. 276-676-2282 · VisitAbingdonVirginia.com hours: daily 9am - 5pm
300 Green Spring Rd. 276-525-4457 or 800-435-3440 VisitAbingdonVirginia.com
276-706-6093 · VisitAbingdonVirginia.com hours: seasonal or by appointment The original and best ghost/history tour of Old Abingdon. Led by Haint Mistress Donnamarie Emmert since 1996.
VisitAbingdonVirginia.com Stop by the Visitor Center for a self-guided walking tour of the Historic District.
Services Abingdon Transit
335 Cummings St. · 276-676-0700 hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am - 5pm
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
Johnston Memorial Hospital 16000 Johnston Memorial Dr. 276-258-1000
Tri Cities Regional Airport
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.
Virginia Highlands Airport
18521 Lee Hwy. · 276-628-6030 www.vahighlandsairport.com Regional base of operations for corporate and private airplanes.
Wellmont Urgent Care
24530 Falcon Place Blvd. 276-619-0075 hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am - 8pm; Sat, 10am - 6pm
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Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau 335 Cummings Street 路 Abingdon, Virginia 24210 276-676-2282 路 800-435-3440 路 www.VisitAbingdonVirginia.com Find us on:
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