Abingdon Historic District
Abingdon is a Virginia Historic Landmark, and its tree-lined brick sidewalks make for a beautiful stroll.
The 20-square-block Historic District includes a mixture of private residences, churches, and buildings open to the public. Be sure to visit Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, which shows how a typical family lived in the pre-Civil War period; The Arts Depot, an 1870 restored railroad station featuring artists at work in their studios; William King Museum of Art; Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia; The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, a Four-Star, Historic Hotel of America which was built in 1832; and The Tavern Restaurant, originally built in 1799.
Pick up a brochure at the Abingdon Visitor's Center at 335 Cummings Street, and take a self-guided tour of the downtown Abingdon historic district. Allow about one hour for the tour.