Resources for travelers during COVID-19
Abingdon is known for its warm hospitality. If you are traveling this summer, we're ready to welcome you. Below you'll find information on traveling in Virginia during this time period, as well as information on Abingdon attractions and restaurants.
Be safe, be kind to each other, and see you in Abingdon!
Updated June 18, 2020
This page will be regularly updated to provide Abingdon's visitors with information on business openings, as well as safety precautions for shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation. Always be sure to call ahead to individual businesses before traveling.
As of Friday May 29, 2020, Virginia will require face coverings in public indoor settings
From the Governor's press release: "A face covering includes anything that covers your nose and mouth, such as a mask, scarf, or bandana. Medical-grade masks and personal protective equipment should be reserved for health care professionals. Under the Governor’s executive order, any person age ten and older must wear a mask or face covering at all times while entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time in the following public settings: [read the full press release]"
Virginia is also still operating under Executive Order 65, Phase 2 of "Safer at Home."
From the Governor's press release: "Under Phase Two, the Commonwealth will maintain a Safer at Home strategy with continued recommendations for social distancing, teleworking, and requiring individuals to wear face coverings in indoor public settings. The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase from 10 to 50 people. All businesses should still adhere to physical distancing guidelines, frequently clean and sanitize high contact surfaces, and continue enhanced workplace safety measures."
Dining in Abingdon
During Phase Two of the "Forward Virginia" plan, restaurants may offer takeout and delivery, as well as indoor and outdoor seating at 50% capacity.
Visit our restaurant information page for a full list of Abingdon restaurants and their dining options.Visit our restaurant page
Reopenings and updated hours
Many of Abingdon's major attractions have reopened. Some have modified hours or offerings, so always be sure to know before you go.
Abingdon Farmers Market – open Saturdays only, 10am to 12pm
Abingdon Arts Depot - open
Barter Theatre - opens July 14 at the historic Moonlite Drive-in
Historical Society – open
Holston Mountain Artisans - open
Sinking Spring Cemetery – open
South Holston Dam – open
Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace - Opens July 9th
Veterans Memorial Park – open
William King Museum of Art - opens July 1
Local craft beverages
Wolf Hills Brewing Co. - open
Abingdon Vineyards - open
Tumbling Creek Cidery - selling at the Abingdon Farmers Market and on tap at local restaurants
Abingdon Businesses offering face masks
Abingdon's small businesses are creative, and when the pandemic hit, some sprang in to action and began sewing or sourcing face masks. Looking for a mask? Look local first!See the list of businesses
The Virginia Creeper Trail
The Virginia Creeper Trail is open effective Tuesday, May 12 at 5:00 pm; however, facilities and services along the trail will remain closed. The Center for Disease Control’s guidelines related to social distancing will be required for use of the trail during the COVID-19 pandemic along with other steps aimed at protecting public health.Read the announcement Planning a trip? Request a brochure