Built in 1902, the Bristol Train Station has been central to much of the local history. Indeed, local historian, Bud Phillips - Bristol's former and foremost Historian, believed that "there would have been no Bristol had it not been for the coming of the railroad". The railroad was the venue through which Bristol received goods, news, mail and new residents. It was also a conduit for local goods to be transported to other markets.
Today, the Historic Bristol Train Station serves as a charming backdrop for weddings, corporate parties, baby showers, concerts, and more. Kegley Hall, the historic waiting room, features cathedral ceilings, Gothic-style architecture, original flooring, and beautiful chandeliers. A spacious balcony overlooks the Hall providing a unique vantage point for photographers, bouquet tossing and more. Front and rear patios offer more space for additional seating, or an intimate ceremony.
The Bristol Train Station in Bristol, Virginia is one of several historical stops featured along the route taken by Appalachian GhostWalks' "Haunted Historic Bristol GhostWalk", which is historically intriguing and educational fun for all ages!
Appalachian GhostWalks Bristol Ghost and History Tours, aka the "Birthplace of Country Music GhostWalk", began in 2008 and are presented daily and/or nightly, year-round. The tour elaborates on the history of the building as it verified our investigative studies of the structure during the production of the tour with Brad, its former manager. Long having a history of being haunted, with many experiences to share, the history and mystery of the Historic Bristol Train Station will amaze you!
Reservations are required for all tours so call (423) 743-WALK (9255) to schedule your reservations by telephone, or RESERVE NOW ONLINE. You'll have a simply SPOOK-tacular good time!!!
Click Here to visit the Bristol Train Station website for further details and information on planning your next special occasion, or event at this wonderful historic venue.