Located in a working-class neighborhood in the City of Winchester, Virginia, this modest house was the residence of country music legend Patsy Cline (1932-63), who lived here from the ages of 16 to 21, when she married Gerald Cline. Patsy resided here from 1948-53, longer than at any other house associated with her in the Winchester and Nashville areas, and she returned to it intermittently until her singing career began in 1957.
More than 40 years after Cline’s tragic death in 1963, her country music legacy endures. Cline was the first solo female singer to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1960, and the first woman to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973. Cline’s albums and CDs continue to sell “platinum” every year and she has been on Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Album List for the last ten years. “Crazy,” one of Patsy’s best-known songs written by Willie Nelson, continues to be the number one jukebox hit of all time.
The Patsy Cline Historic House is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.
April 1 – October 31
Open seven day a week. Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday 1-4pm.
November 1 – December 15
Open weekends. Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday 1-4pm.
Seniors (65 and older): $7.00
Children (11-18): $6.00
Active Military and 10 and under: FREE
Reservations are required for group tours of the house and step-on motorcoach guided tours. Special rates are available for groups with reservations.
There are currently no restroom facilities at the house. Visitors are invited to visit the Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center at 1400 South Pleasant Valley Rd, which is less than 1 mile from the house, for a comfort break.
There is limited parking for cars at the house and there are no reserved parking spots or an adjacent parking lot. All parking is parallel to the curbside. As a courtesy to neighbors, please DO NOT park on the same side of the street as the Historic House. You may park on the opposite side of the street, or on some of the surrounding streets and walk to the house. Be mindful that the house is in a residential neighborhood.
Tour alternatives are available upon request for visitors with special needs. The entrance is handicapped accessible with a hard surface porch which is even with the public sidewalk. A ramp provided inside the house allows for entrance to the first floor living room.
The grounds and backyard of the Patsy Cline Historic House are only open to the public during times when the house is open for tours.
- 608 S. Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
- (540) 662-5555