History and tradition abound in Bristol, VA/TN, a truly unique twin-city. In 1881, both sides of Bristol designated the center of the city's main thoroughfare, State Street, as the Tennessee/Virginia state line. Today, Bristol’s downtown historic district, State Street, features specialty gift shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and antique shops, and a variety of theatre, and street festivals, and live music.
"The Blackbird" has become a favorite bakery shop for the locals in Bristol. Yyou will feel as though you stepped back to a time when neighbors and shop owners knew each other on a first name basis. Although the specialty of the house is doughnuts, you will also find delicious pastries and desserts baked fresh daily.
Bristol Train Station
Once a bustling travel hub, The Bristol Train Station has been meticulously restored to it's original grandeur specifically for your special event! Weddings, conferences, and banquets will reach new heights of class and sophistication while maintaining the charm and beauty of a fantastic era.
Offers burgers and other American foods in a classic diner setting. Legend has it, the Burger Bar was the last location where Hank Williams was seen alive, adding to Bristol's unique musical legacy.
Classic Recording Studio
In a city that traces its musical provenance back to the "Big Bang" of country music with the Bristol Sessions in 1927, those classic strains of verse and harmony still echo through the official Birthplace of Country Music today. In keeping with that musical tradition, Classic Recording is now in its 32nd year in business.
The Historic Bristol Sign
For over a century, the historic Bristol sign has served as a visible icon of a city separated by geography, but united in spirit. It is considered one of the earliest and largest electric signs still in existence. The sign contains 1,332 bulbs, and rises 53 feet above the street..
The Veteran's Memorial at Cumberland Square Park
The Bristol Veteran's Memorial, located on Cumberland Street, is dedicated to the honor and memory of those brave men and women of the United States who have fought, and continue to fight and serve in the defense of the freedoms of our country. This memorial salutes these courageous souls for whom this nation will be forever indebted. Representing the men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, behind them, shining brightly, burns the Eternal Flame of Freedom.