There are many beautiful locations here in the Shenandoah Valley, including a variety of historic houses and plantations. One such destination is the Patsy Cline House in Winchester, VA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Patsy Cline House was the residence of the namesake music legend from 1948 to 1953. This is a longer time frame than any house associated with her. Get an in-depth look into Cline’s past and discover a little piece of what made her, well, HER!
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More About Cline’s Young Adult Home
Originally built in the 1800s, this two-story log home is a symbol of Cline’s love of family, particularly her influential relationship with her mother. Before she moved to Nashville, the Patsy Cline House was a significant piece of her childhood. Her mother Hilda lived here with her three children. This was the space that first fostered Cline’s country music star career yet also represented a part of her before making it big. It’s a blend of both worlds. Step back into the past when you walk in the same places that Cline once stood when she was a teenager and young adult.
Taking on Adversity
Along with being Patsy Cline’s young adult home, this residential Winchester house also stood for something much larger. It was the place that marked the beginning of Cline’s determination to break the mold. At a time when most women remained at home as housewives, Cline tenaciously aspired to enter a male-dominated industry. And she also had to worry about supporting her struggling family in the mix. After leaving school at the age of 16 to help her mother make money, she began to sing locally. She even met gospel legend Wally Fowler at the since demolished Winchester Palace Theater. With her mother’s encouragement and her own perseverance, Cline nurtured her talent locally and was soon ready to break into the country music industry. It all began right here in Winchester though!
Patsy Cline House Tours
Want to get in inside look at Patsy Cline’s longest residence? When you visit the Patsy Cline House, you will get a guided tour of the house, and thus, a guided tour of her past lifestyle and the rooms in which she spent much of her youth. Tours are available between April and the end of October from Tuesday through Sunday and include a 45-minute overview. Patsy Cline House hours for touring are between 10am and 4pm. Discover a piece of this country music star’s past before she made it big in Nashville!
Plan Your Spring Trip to the Shenandoah Valley
The Patsy Cline House is an ideal historic home to visit if you’re traveling around the Winchester area this spring or summer. Plan your April getaway now The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, and incorporate this unique piece of history into your itinerary! You will love our beautiful bed and breakfast, with a main Manor House and other properties on our gorgeous, expansive grounds.