Crazy for Patsy Cline
Begin Your Tour at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA 22601.
Take a left turn out of the parking lot onto Pleasant Valley Road. Turn right at the first light, proceed to Gaunt's Drugstore. (corner of S. Loudoun Street & Gerrard Street) – Patsy Cline worked here at the soda fountain while a teenager, making
"chocolate uniques" and other soda treats.
From Loudoun Street, continue south to Hart Street, right on Hart, right on Valley Avenue. On the left is Handley High School (425 Handley Blvd.) – Drive past John Handley High School, where Patsy struggled to obtain her education.
From Valley Avenue, take right at the traffic light, go straight through two more lights, left at next light. 720 S. Kent Street – See the home where Patsy married Charlie Dick.
608 S. Kent Street – The Patsy Cline Historic House, where Patsy lived with her mother from the ages of 16-21. Beautifully restored to the period of 1948-1957, tour the home and hear stories about Patsy's early career.
The Winchester Star – (2 N. Kent Street) – Winchester's daily newspaper was where Charlie Dick worked when he met Patsy.
Continue on Kent to Piccadilly Street, right on Piccadilly and around to National Avenue. National Cemetery (401 National Avenue) – See where Patsy's parents are interred.
Continue on National Avenue, left on Pleasant Valley Rd. WINC-92.5 FM Studio (520 N. Pleasant Valley Road) – Stop in front of the WINC studio, where Patsy made her first radio appearance.
South on Pleasant Valley Road, left on Jubal Early Drive, right on Front Royal Pike/Rt. 522 South.
Shenandoah Memorial Park (1270 Front Royal Pike) – The final stop is Patsy's resting place in Shenandoah Memorial Park, where you may hear Patsy's voice on the wind Today, Tomorrow and Forever...bring a penny to leave for good luck!