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Virginia’s Mountain Music Trail

Virginia’s Mountain Music Trail

$1535 / per person
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Come join us for a celebration of Country Music History. We will begin by seeing the birthplace of Loretta Lynn before continuing to Abingdon, Virginia. Located in Southwest Virginia, it is a region where authentic country music was born and has been preserved by the regionís local musicians.

Dates

June 4-10, 2020

7 Days

Pricing

Double:  $1,535/person

Single:  $2,010/person

Highlights

11 Meals

4 Nights in Abingdon, VA

Webb’s Country Store

Loretta Lynn’s Home Place

Van Lear Coal Museum

Southwest Virginia Regional Recreational Center

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol Motor Speedway

Local Guided Tour of Abingdon Area

Local Guided Tour of the Crooked Road

Lay’s Hardware Center for the Arts

Ralph Stanley Museum

Bluegrass Heritage Museum

Moderate Activity Level

Reservation Info

Motor coach tour deposit due at time of booking: $50 per person refundable until 45 days prior.

Departure Info

Departing from: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County, Fairview Heights, Nashville, Mt. Vernon, Evansville, Cape Girardeau

  • Included
    Accommodations
    Double Occupancy Rooms and Meals as Indicated
    Luggage Handling and Transfers
    Modern Motor Coach
    Professional Tour Guide
    Sightseeing and Admissions
    Tips and Taxes (for services rendered)

Tour Plan

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Day 1 | Winchester

Travel to the area of Winchester, Kentucky, for our first overnight. After dinner, you’ll return to your hotel where you can relax for the exciting days to come.
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Day 2 | Abingdon

After breakfast, we will travel to Van Lear, Kentucky, to visit Loretta Lynn’s home place, Webb’s Country Store, followed by lunch and a tour at the Van Lear Coal Museum. See Loretta Lynn’s humble beginnings which shaped her into the Coal Miner’s Daughter. There is no better place to experience nostalgia about a music legend. Mid-afternoon, travel on to Abingdon, Virginia, for a four-night stay. After dinner, attend a performance at the Barter Theater. (B,L)
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Day 3 | Abingdon - Bristol

Today’s full agenda includes the Southwest Virginia Regional Cultural Center, headquarters of the Crooked Road. We will learn about the music of the Appalachian Mountains people and Round the Mountain Artisans and their traditions. Next will be a visit to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia and then a lap around the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. After freshening up, arrive at the Damascus Old Mill for dinner and entertainment that reflects traditional mountain music and is sure to get your feet tapping. This evening will put into perspective the things you learned today about the traditions of the music history in the Appalachian Mountains. (B,D)
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Day 4 | Appalachian Area Touring

Today, tour two historic towns with our own historic guide. Jim Bordwine, also known as “The Saltmaker,” will spend the day with us bringing to life the history of the Appalachian Mountain people and the region’s history in our country. Jim appeared in the TV show, Mountain Men on the History Channel and will add to your experience by sharing “real” history in his own unique way. Dinner and entertainment this evening will be at the Virginia Ballroom. (B,D)
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Day 5 | Crooked Road Touring

Leave the hotel for a locally guided journey on the Crooked Road with a stop at Lay’s Hardware Center for the Arts with authentic Appalachian people and music. Here we will enjoy dancing and refreshments. Lunch will be at the Country Cabin II including music, storytelling and dance that is guaranteed to reflect the life of the Crooked Road. There’s also an original moonshine still to see. Next, we have a guided tour of Ralph Stanley Museum, a legendary American bluegrass artist. One of his most popular works was featured in the film, O Brother Where Art Thou? Return to Abingdon for dinner at the Tavern, the oldest original historic building in Abingdon. (B,L,D)
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Day 6 | Winchester

Depart Abingdon for another overnight in Winchester, Kentucky. Upon arrival, we will visit the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. (B)
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Day 7 | Winchester - Return Home

Travel home with memories of Appalachian history and knowledge of the origins of country music and bluegrass. (B)