Sometimes I forget that I live in one of the most historic towns in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I should really spend more time photographing in and around town than I do but all too often I get caught up in the hunt for the perfect sunset or waterfall shot.
One of the most prominent buildings in Abingdon is the Martha Washington Inn. The Inn started life as a women’s college, served as a hospital during the Civil War and is currently a high-class hotel. Ownership of the hotel has changed hands a few times over the last 50 years but the class, charm and ambiance of this place has always remained. Many who have stayed here claim to have experienced some type of paranormal encounter. There are several areas of the building that are thought to be haunted by the ghosts of both Union and Confederate soldiers who passed away while being treated during the Civil War.