Our Oldest Walking Tour and the
Gateway to America's First Western Frontier!!!
Lying in the heart of the first Washington County in the country to be named in honor of the first United States President, this tour is great as a package with area haunted and historic Bed and Breakfasts, Grist Mills, Museums, Carriage Rides, and the Virginia State Theatre!
This is our longest running tour beginning in the Fall of 2004 and so much has happened on this tour you simply have to hear it for yourself. Join your certified ghost hunting tour guide as we walk down Main Street of old Abingdon established in 1778...
|Who's red eyes are seen through the windows of the Abingdon Tavern late at night? Does Bob Porterfield still "manage" the Barter Theater from beyond? Who is the musician presenting the mysterious violin performances inside the Martha Washington Inn?|
While visiting this historic locale, be sure to take advantage of fine dining from The Tavern Restaurant, established in 1779, which is one of the oldest buildings in the Southeastern United States still being utilized and open to the public for business. You just might have an encounter with "The Lady of the Tavern", as we like to call her, who you'll hear more about during the tour. Then, you'll hear about the history and hauntings of the Martha Washington Inn, once listed on the Travel Channel as being one of the most haunted inns in America!!!
The Tavern (1779) - Abingdon, Virginia
|Originally named Wolf Hill by Daniel Boone in the year of 1760, you'll be amazed by the mystery, Native American folklore, and legend wrapped in the true stories of history and science woven by your host. Get ready for an evening of enlightenment as you learn about the life and times of those long gone and apparently holding on to the present by virtue of their interactions with local patrons and business owners alike. If you dare, join your guide on a breathtaking walk through the "dark side" of Abingdon as we make our way around the historic district to visit sites which have been centuries in the making.|
Scientific investigations of the interior of historic buildings along this tour route currently include the famous Barter Theatre, The Tavern Restaurant established in 1779, and The Martha Washington Inn - which was listed on the travel channel as being one of the most haunted inns in America! The results of our ghost hunter investigations are available in DVD format from your tour guide, or from our Ghost Hunter Store...
Barter Theatre - Abingdon, Virginia
|In addition, we highly recommend that you make an attempt to time your visit so that you can catch one of the wonderful live plays at the prestigious Barter Theatre, the longest running professional resident theatre in America. The Barter's interior auditorium, in addition to other parts of the building, serve as a home for many mysterious happenings which we will again share with you during the GhostWalk. You just may run into Mr. Porterfield yourself while you're there, especially if it happens to be opening night!|
Visitors may top off their visit take an amazing carriage ride through the back streets and alleys of the town, which we can arrange for you at a discount in combination with our tours. The Historic Abingdon Virginia GhostWalk departs nightly with advance reservations from the Barter Theatre Stage II Cafe located at 110 West Main Street in Abingdon, Virginia - zip 24210 for those with GPS locators. Call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations and directions...
|January Through December|
Historic Abingdon Virginia GhostWalk
Energy / Difficulty Level - Low to Medium
Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
Use the following directions to Appalachian GhostWalks' "Historic Abingdon Virginia GhostWalk" if driving from Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee just a short distance by way of Interstate 40 East and Interstate 81 North to the Barter Theatre Cafe.
Directions to the "Historic Abingdon Virginia GhostWalk"
From Highway US-441 take Highway 66 North for 8.47 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-40 East for 13.77 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-81 North toward the left toward Bristol, TN; Take Exit 17, or Highway VA-75, or Highway US-58-ALT toward Abingdon for 0.21 miles; Turn LEFT onto US-58 ALT/VA-75/CUMMINGS ST SW. 0.8 miles; Turn RIGHT onto US-11/W MAIN ST/LEE HWY. 0.2 mi; End at the Barter Theatre Stage II Cafe located at 110 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210; Total Estimated Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes; Total Distance: 120.73 miles... Appalachian GhostWalks hopes to see you soon! Happy Ghost Hunting!!!
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