Introducing "The Way to Play"
How do you describe a place like Abingdon? You ask the locals, of course! Introducing our new video series, The Way to Play. Authentic voices from interesting people.
Wait Until Dark
Gilliam Stage at Barter
The Loophole at Barter Theatre
Barter's Smith Theatre
The Producers at Barter Theatre
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre
Autumn Market at the SWVA Cultural Center
Southwest Virginia Cultural Center
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
The Virginia Creeper Trail
The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34.3-mile rail-to-recreation trail starting in Abingdon, traveling through Damascus, VA and ending just past Whitetop Station at the Virginia-North Carolina border.
One of Abingdon's oldest attractions is the legendary Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia. The theatre began in 1933 with one man's idea to have patrons pay with produce. Now it has grown in to a year-round theatre with more than 160,000 visitors each year.
The Martha Washington Inn & Spa
Some historic hotels tell their story through the photos and antiques displayed around the property. At The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, 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 decor make you feel as if you're entering a stately old home.
Autumn in Abingdon
It's Always Play Time in Abingdon
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, the town of Abingdon is known for its artsy vibe, historic charm and its proximity to some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation in the state. Plan your trip and learn why Abingdon was voted one of the Coolest Small Towns in America.Learn More