Historic Downtown State Street - An Official Main Street Community

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.
Welcome to Bristol's famous Burger Bar! Rumored to be the restaurant where Hank Williams ate his last meal, Burger Bar is a vital part of Bristol's history, and we've been serving up the best burgers in town since 1942.
“The Blackbird” has become a favorite bakery shop for the locals in Bristol and has developed the reputation as one of the top bakeries in the tri-cities area.
Born from the rails, Bristol's preserved Train Station is a modern venue that embraces the past.
36 Moore Street
Bristol, VA 24201
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Bristol City
Phone: (276) 644-9700
Fax: (276) 644-4181
Email info@believeinbristol.org
Believe in Bristol believeinbristol.org
Website www.believeinbristol.org

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 Historic Downtown District, also known as State Street, features specialty gift shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and antique shops, and a variety of theatre, street festivals, and live music.

As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day — more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more LIFE. This progress did not just happen, it is largely thanks to the ongoing unified efforts of businesses, groups, and individuals coordinated through Believe in Bristol.

Believe in Bristol is a non-profit organization, composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit, and economy.

As a result, Downtown Bristol is now a pedestrian friendly shopping environment, with a strong sense of community and its own unique character.

Last Updated: 6/25/2013 1:10 PM