Abingdon Virginia

Abingdon is a Quaint Little Town, Famous for the Martha Washington Hotel, Barter Theater and the Tavern Restaurant.  The Tavern, is the oldest of Abingdon’s Historic Buildings and one of the oldest west of the Blue Ridge, was built in 1779.  We Visited all 3 and Loved it, the Play Miricale on 34th Street was Wonderful, Our Dinner at the …

Karin BarryAbingdon Virginia

Historic Yorktown Virginia

Tom and I decided to take in a little Revolutionary History, so we visited Historic Yorktown.  What a quaint little town to enjoy Lunch, Walking the Riverfront and Main Street with its Unique Shops !!! We loved Touring the Yorktown Battlefield plus Sailing into history on Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity !! We had lunch at the Water Street Grill, …

Karin BarryHistoric Yorktown Virginia

Rockbridge Vineyard, Raphine Virginia

Visited Rockbridge Vineyard and Winery in Raphine Virginia, we had a great time tasting their wines !!! They were so good we Bought a Case of assorted Red and White Wines. Located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley Wine Country. This area welcomes visitors with exciting things to see and do: wine tours and tasting, hiking, Civil War battlefields, …

Karin BarryRockbridge Vineyard, Raphine Virginia

Richmond Virginia, First White House of the Confederacy

Visited the First White House of the Confederacy in Richmond Virginia, which was the residence of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War.  Completely furnished with original period pieces from the 1850s and 1860s, it was a Wonderful Tour !!  Also Visited the Museum of the Confederacy right next door to the First White House.  The Collection and History …

Karin BarryRichmond Virginia, First White House of the Confederacy

The Antique Mall – Lexington Virgina

Love this Antique Mall, I always find wonderful Treasures !!! Every time we visit Stonewall Jackson’s House or Lee Chapel in Lexington we shop this mall. Located just outside of Lexington on 760 North Lee Highway.  This mall has 40,00 square feet of antiques, Glassware, Primitive and Formal Furniture, Jewelry, Old Toys, Books, Folk-Art and Civil War related Items and …

Karin BarryThe Antique Mall – Lexington Virgina

Stonewall Jackson’s House – Lexington, Virgina

We love visiting Lexington Virgina, so many Civil War Sites. One of them is General Stonewall Jackson’s House and Grave Site, the man who became a Legend and undefeated General until his death during the civil war May 10th 1863.  The Home is a wonderful museum with so much history we seem to find ourselves drawn there more often than …

Karin BarryStonewall Jackson’s House – Lexington, Virgina

Petersburg Battlefield, Virgina

The Siege of Petersburg, the Longest Military Event of the Civil War.  It was here General Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg’s supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865.  The Appomattox Plantation at City Point served as Grants Headquarters located at the junction of the James and Appomattox Rivers.   Six days later General …

Karin BarryPetersburg Battlefield, Virgina

Old Fort Antique Mall, Wytheville, Virginia

Old Fort Antique Mall is located in western part of Virginia where I-81 and I-77 join at Wytheville.  Over 60 antique and collectible dealers with a wide variety of items, I always find  collectible buttons there. Just off  exit 77 and exit 80 on the north service road  [ East Lee Highway.] Open 10 am to 7 pm from Memorial …

Karin BarryOld Fort Antique Mall, Wytheville, Virginia

Appomattox Court House, Virginia

This was our second trip visiting Appomattox Court House, we  feel so serine when walking about the buildings.  Tom always visits the Grave of a young man Lafayette Meeks, who died at the beginning of the Civil War.  Meeks died on October 4 1861 at the Battle of Bull Run and Manassas, this  is the same date as Tom’s Birthday. …

Karin BarryAppomattox Court House, Virginia