The Tavern

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The Tavern restaurant was originally built in 1779. Is is said to be the a hot spot for the spirit set, including a ghost nicknamed “The Tavern Tart,” reported to be a prostitute who was murdered a client. Witnesses say she is known to pinch or grab men on the rear or stare at them from the window as they cross the street. Staff members say they have heard footsteps and seen objects like tables move when no one is in the building.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    222 E Main St
    Abingdon, VA 24210
    United States

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    GPS:
    36.7125134, -81.96911349999999
    County:
    Washington County, Virginia
    Nearest Towns:
    Abingdon, VA (0.5 mi.)
    Emory, VA (8.5 mi.)
    Damascus, VA (11.6 mi.)
    Glade Spring, VA (12.2 mi.)
    Fairmount, TN (14.2 mi.)
    Lebanon, VA (14.4 mi.)
    Bristol, VA (14.6 mi.)
    Bristol, TN (14.6 mi.)
    Saltville, VA (16.4 mi.)
    Chilhowie, VA (16.9 mi.)

    Contact Information

    Web:
    http://www.abingdontavern.com/

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    1. Stephen Krieger  |  

      Greetings all,

      My name is Stephen Krieger, I was one of the original chefs at the Tavern upon its opening on Monday, August 6, 1984. GM was Harry White & assistant Frazier Bonham. Emmett Yeary, Mary Lynn Tate and Gayle Winston were the owners / partners. Prior to opening I knew from the get-go that this place was haunted, objects that were placed somewhere, moved within minutes. I found out for sure on Thanksgiving morning of that same year around 4 AM. I came in early to ready the first traditional colonial Thanksgiving menu, alone. It was as if I was disturbing someone who didn’t want to be disturbed. I had a radio on and next thing I know, the radio was off – silent except for foot step could be heard as if in another room, but no one was there except me. I stayed and got my menu started. This wasn’t my first encounter with a ghost in Abingdon. Before “The Tavern”, I was a Sous Chef at the Martha Washington Inn.

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