July 17, 2011

Abram's Delight

Named for Abraham Hollingsworth, early settler in Winchester, Virginia

The stone house called Abram's Delight was built by Abraham Hollingsworth's son in the mid-1700's. The Hollingsworths were not famous people, but their home has been preserved and is now open to the public.

We enjoyed visiting it and the adjacent mill which is now a museum. You can read about the family and the property on the Winchester-Frederick Historical Society website.


  1. Lovely house!
    Is stone quite unusual for the region?

  2. Pat, Many buildings in this region are built of stone. The Shenandoah Valley is so full of stone that farmers have been hauling it out of their fields for 250 years and there's always more to dig out!

    Low stone walls can be seen just about everywhere.


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