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The history-rich town of Abingdon, Virginia is just three miles from the lovely conference grounds where Road Scholar participants are lodged on 75 acres of lush meadows and rolling hills. Abingdon was named after the ancestral home of Martha Washington. The town is a Virginia Historic Landmark and its 20-square-block Historic District includes the Barter Theatre, which was founded in 1933 and is the State Theatre of Virginia. Abingdon is also known for the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 35-mile multi-purpose rail trail that passes through the National Forest and the Appalachian Trail. Road Scholars absorb the region’s history, culture and natural beauty while hiking, biking, singing choral music and more in this bucolic spot in southwest Virginia.