September 24, 2005
Now when the vivacious country singer invites fans to "come on in and sit right down and make yourself at home," you really can. The Patsy Cline Historic House opens this month to visitors, who can take a tour of the Winchester, Va., house she lived in with her mother right before she signed her first record contract. The house has been preserved to look as it did when she and her family lived there and the residential neighborhood looks more or less like it did in the 1950s.
In addition, a special exhibit with more memorabilia appears less than a mile away at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitor's Center, so you can continue your Patsy Cline experience. Vinyl records, replicas of her performance outfits, and personal furniture all enhance the exhibit.
The Patsy Cline Historic House is at 608 South Kent Street in Winchester, Va . Admission is $6, with discounts for seniors and youth. Military and children under 10 are free. For more information, visit celebratingpatsycline.org.