Abingdon is a charming, historic town located along the Virginia Creeper Trail known for its rich 18th century history, culture and the arts. With so many leisure activities, it will be hard to get bored here with so many options — exploring museums, picnicking, watching performances and so much more.
No matter your itinerary, you can count on our Abingdon VA hotels to provide the nearby accommodation and guidance you need to have a memorable trip. If you’re looking for ideas for your visit, check out these activities popular with locals and out-of-towners:
Begin your trip with a night of entertainment at Abingdon’s historic Barter Theatre. The theatre’s history is publicly displayed with photos of famous actors who got their start there. Don’t miss out on the chance to see a future Hollywood star!
Claimed to have “more authentic memorabilia than the Smithsonian,” the Star Museum is another gem not to miss. Set up an appointment for a personal tour and hear all the stories and learn the history of its unique collection of pop culture.
Continue your history day with a glimpse into old Abingdon at the Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum. Discover at your own pace how a middle class family lived in 1860 on a free, self-guided tour of the museum with descriptions about each room.
Another great spot to get a grasp of the culture of the Abingdon area is at the William King Museum: Center for Art and Cultural Heritage. Spend a few hours touring the many traveling exhibits, folk art, outdoor sculpture garden and pottery in the setting of a historic 1913 school.
Only 10 minutes from downtown is White’s Mill, a 150-year-old flour and grist water-powered mill. Learn how corn and grain was processed in the late 18th century and gaze at the inner workings that made the production all happen.
Get your wine fix at the Abingdon Vineyard & Winery. This 53-acre vineyard is a half-mile from the Virginia Creeper trail and features a tasting room with free tastings during the week.
Whatever you decide to do with your time here, let Choice Hotels in Abingdon, VA provide you with a place to call home as you discover the area’s rich history and culture.
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