Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Tavern

The Tavern in historic Abingdon, VA , constructed in 1779, is the town's oldest building and among the oldest west of the Blue Ridge. It began as a stagecoach stop, inn, and tavern. Over the years it served a number of other uses, including post office, barber shop, bank and bakery. It even served as a hospital for wounded Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Today it continues to welcome visitors as a restaurant. Click here to visit the website.

There is nothing yet which has been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
--Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author


  1. Awesome! It almost looks like a painting!

  2. We visited Abbingdon a few summers ago for a cousin's wedding. We had an appetizer on the Tavern's patio and really enjoyed it.

    The rehearsal dinner was there, too. The food was pretty good, but when they say to be patient, they aren't getting. It took something like three hours for dinner.

  3. A very quaint looking old Tavern. If the old place could only talk. Bet it would have lots to say. Virginia is one of my favorite States to visit, when possible.


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