The Cave House is an 1858 Victorian home built by Adam Hickman as a wedding present for his daughter, Anna Liza Campbell. It is a designated landmark of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, named for the cavernous limestone grotto located directly underneath the shop. Tradition holds that in 1760 Daniel Boone, in his first expedition to Kentucky , camped at the base of the hill – next to the path that was to become the Wilderness Road . During the night, wolves ascended from the cave and attacked Boone's dogs, thereby creating the first name for Abingdon: Wolf Hills.
Abingdon , Virginia is a lovely little historic town, situated adjacent to Interstate 81 midway between Knoxville and Roanoke . It 20- square-block Historic District is distinguished by many fine examples of National and Federal styles of architecture. Just strolling through town is a treat.
Abingdon is alive year round with theatergoers attending one of the fifteen weekly performances at the newly remodeled Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia. Many fine restaurants and shops are found on or near Main Street . Overnight accommodations can be found nearby in any one of several carefully appointed bed and breakfasts, comfortable motels, or for those with grand styles in mind, at the elegant Martha Washington Inn.