Abingdon is nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, in an area of unparalleled natural beauty that is rich in tradition. Abingdon features many local attractions, special events, and our fine and restaurants. Chartered in 1778, Abingdon is a Virginia Historic Landmark. Visitors enjoy amenities usually reserved to much larger communities. You can stroll shaded, brick sidewalks and savor the ambiance of the oldest town west of the Blue Ridge Mountains; or, explore a 20-block Historic District filled with outstanding examples of Federal and Victorian architecture. The Copper Lantern Inn is located within walking distance of Barter Theatre, the beginning of the Virginia Creeper Trail and the center of town
Take I-81 to Exit 17 and proceed towards Abingdon. After the second traffic light (Main Street), turn right on to Valley Street until you see the Abingdon town Library on your left. Make an immediate left at the Library and a right into the Copper Lantern Inn’s driveway.