Patsy Cline Historic House

Patsy Cline Historic House The house stands as an icon for Patsy Cline fans and admirers and offers a window on the famed singer’s early road to stardom. We are open for the tourism season through April 1 through October 31.
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Hours are: Monday through Saturday 10AM - 4PM Sunday 1-4PM. If you would like to schedule a special group tour of more than 10 people or a bus tour, please contact us directly at the house or via email: [email protected] Admission: Adults: $8.00 Seniors (65 and older): $7.00 Youth (ages 11 to 18): $6.00 Active Military with Identification and children under 10 years: FREE What to Expect: Amenities: There are currently no restroom facilities at the house. Visitors are invited to visit the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center at 1400 South Pleasant, which is less than 1 mile from the house, for a comfort break. Open 7-days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00pm. Directions between house and Visitors Center. Parking: There is limited parking for cars at the house and there are no reserved parking spots or an adjacent parking lot. As a courtesy to our neighbors, we ask that you 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 you may park on some of the surrounding streets, and walk to the house. Be mindful that the house is in a residential neighborhood and our neighbors may be resting nearby. Accessibility: Tour alternatives are available upon request for visitors with special needs. The entrance is handicapped accessible with a hard surface porch even with the public sidewalk and a ramp inside the house for the first floor limited to the living room. Please call ahead for special assistance. Inclement Weather: For safety reasons, we cannot have more than 20 guests inside the house at anytime. When inclement weather occurs, visitors may need to wait inside their vehicle until the next tour begins. The grounds and backyard of the Patsy Cline Historic House are closed to the public when the house is not open for tours.

Operating as usual

10/10/2020
Patsified!

SOUND ON! PATSY CLINE IN COLOR! From the syndicated TV Show "Ranch Party," filmed in 1957.

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Now In Color!

From the syndicated TV Show "Ranch Party," filmed in 1957.

ON THIS DAY, September 25, 1993: The United States Postal Service issues the "Legends of American Music Series" honoring...
09/25/2020

ON THIS DAY, September 25, 1993: The United States Postal Service issues the "Legends of American Music Series" honoring four country music pioneers: Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, The Carter Family and Bob Wills.

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ON THIS DAY...Sept 15, 1957:  Patsy Cline marries Charlie Dick in Winchester,  VA.   1957 is an extraordinary year in Pa...
09/15/2020

ON THIS DAY...Sept 15, 1957: Patsy Cline marries Charlie Dick in Winchester, VA. 1957 is an extraordinary year in Patsy's life!

We are sharing today's post from the Always Patsy Cline Fan Org.

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Remembering Mom and Dad’s wedding anniversary…

63 years ago today, Patsy Cline and Charlie Dick were married on a Sunday afternoon in Winchester, Virginia. Their ceremony was held at 720 South Kent Street, followed by a reception for family and friends at the Mountain Side Inn.

You can browse through the entire wedding album at The Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville !

WINCHESTER'S OWN, PATSY CLINE is unadulterated performing for friends at their backyard party in 1954.  A year earlier m...
09/14/2020

WINCHESTER'S OWN, PATSY CLINE is unadulterated performing for friends at their backyard party in 1954. A year earlier marrying her first husband, Gerald Cline, and changing her stage name from Ginny Hensley to Patsy Cline. Three years later, winning the Authur Godfrey Talent Show singing "Walkin' After Midnight". This image of our Ginny is pure perfection.

Thanks for this story, Winchester Tales!

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“A NIGHT AT BRYARLY’S”
Patsy Cline
413 Fairmont Ave. - Winchester

On a warm summer evening in 1954, cars are pulling into the yard at 413 Fairmont Avenue in Winchester. This was Thornton Bryarly’s house and it was known to be a great place for parties. Thornton had a building in the backyard they called the “Club House” that had a bar and radio. Outside the club house, there was a badminton court and also a concrete swimming pool. It’s what we would call today... a cool man cave.

Bryarly and Joe Zuckerman were high school buddies and they went to school with a young girl named Ginny. They needed entertainment for the party and they asked Ginny if she would perform for a few bucks. She said sure.

In 1954, 22-year-old Ginny Hensley had been married for a year. She had met Gerald Cline a year before while performing with Bill Peer’s band in Brunswick, Maryland. Ginny and Gerald were married only a few months later. Bill Peer suggested to Ginny that she change her name as Ginny Hensley didn’t have that star sound. So they came up with Patsy Cline, the Patsy part coming from Ginny’s middle name Patterson.

In this year, Ginny, (now Patsy) would begin her quest to become the greatest female country singer of all time. She needed the side gigs and money to make ends meet. It would be six more years before she would reach commercial success and hit number one with “I Fall To Pieces.”

So, on this night in 1954, Patsy Cline could just relax, sing a few songs, have a couple beers, and enjoy this time with friends. For it is in these moments that her voice was perfect.

And as fate decreed, the one-time chicken process worker, Greyhound bus cleaner, and soda fountain girl...would come into her own, find her path, and become a force that shook the world.

**Thank you to Linda Zuckerman for filling in the blanks for me to write this story.

PATSY CLINE'S HOMETOWN, WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA has some terrific tales of our local heroes, citizens and guests.  Here's t...
09/14/2020

PATSY CLINE'S HOMETOWN, WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA has some terrific tales of our local heroes, citizens and guests. Here's the story of Patsy's great friends, Johnny Cash and June Carter, coming to perform at nearby Watermelon Park, Berryville, VA on August 18, 1963.

To learn more about Patsy's hometown, follow Winchester Tales on Facebook.

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"THE MAN IN BLACK"
Watermelon Park - Clarke County VA
Aug. 18, 1963

On a very warm Sunday afternoon in August of 1963, a thin man walks behind his bus to light a smoke at Watermelon Park near Berryville. Sweat trickles down his forehead mixing with the excessive amount of Royal Crown Pomade in his slicked black hair, it stings his eyes. He wipes the sweat from his brow with his long black sleeve.

This is another quick concert in a whirlwind series that includes June Carter and the Tennessee Three and a new group he is trying out called "The Statler Brothers." This man is also trying out a new song that he just recorded called "Ring of Fire", this man is Johnny Cash.

“Ring of Fire” was written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and popularized by Johnny in 1963. The single appears on Cash’s 1963 album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash. The song was originally recorded by June’s sister, Anita Carter, on her Mercury Records album Folk Songs Old and New. In June 2014, Rolling Stone ranked the song #27 on its list of the 100 greatest country songs of all time.

Watermelon Park is a sacred place for lovers of all music. The best country and bluegrass musicians have played there since the 1940s, when John Miller turned 26 river-front acres of his 300-acre farm into a festival site and campground. The park’s “Bluegrass Day” on Aug. 10, 1960, is considered the very first bluegrass festival in the U.S.

The picture below shows an original ticket for that Sunday afternoon concert, and also a picture from a local fan who asked the smoking man behind the bus if she could get a picture of him. He replied; "Why sure darlin.'"

"I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, but is there because he's a victim of the times."

- Johnny Cash
"Man in Black" - 1971

09/08/2020
Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens and Charlie Dick talk about when Patsy recorded "Crazy".

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Today is the legendary Patsy Cline's Birthday! Here is Ray Stevens performing her eternal hit "Crazy" live from the 1997 program "A Tribute to Patsy Cline" on Prime Time Country followed by an interview. #HappyBirthday Patsy!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!  Virginia Patterson Hensley born on September 8th, called Ginny by her family and friends -- know...
09/08/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Virginia Patterson Hensley born on September 8th, called Ginny by her family and friends -- known and loved by the world as Patsy Cline! Though her life ended so young...her legacy endures. Join us in celebrating her story and music.

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Please remember the Patsy Cline family, fans and friends today. Charlie's youngest brother, Mel passed away last evening...
08/26/2020

Please remember the Patsy Cline family, fans and friends today. Charlie's youngest brother, Mel passed away last evening. Mel was the devoted former manager of the Always Patsy Cline Fan Org. and led them for 25+ years. He continued to be involved always and has made many loving and caring friends around the world. He also served as a board member for Celebrating Patsy Cline, and greeted many visitors as a tour guide at the Patsy Cline Historic House in Winchester, VA. More information will follow.

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Good afternoon everyone, I wanted to take a quick moment and let everyone know that we've lost a dear family member and friend to so many. Last night, my Uncle Mel passed and we've been going through the motions of getting through this. Please keep JD and the family in your hearts and I will post details regarding arrangements as I am able. Thank you- Julie and Family

TODAY IN PATSY  HISTORY:  August 7, 1961"I Fall To Pieces" climbed to the top of the Billboard  Country chart -- six mon...
08/07/2020

TODAY IN PATSY HISTORY: August 7, 1961

"I Fall To Pieces" climbed to the top of the Billboard Country chart -- six months after its release -- and, reached #12 on Billboard Pop chart a few weeks later. It was one of several Country-Pop crossover hits for Patsy. Rolling Stones named the song #40 on its "40 Sadddest Country Songs of all Time" list in 2014.

TODAY IN HISTORY:  August 6, 1962.Patsy's third album, "Sentimentally Yours",  is released featuring two of her major cr...
08/06/2020

TODAY IN HISTORY: August 6, 1962.

Patsy's third album, "Sentimentally Yours", is released featuring two of her major crossover hits on the Billboard Pop Chart that year -- "She's Got You" and "Heartaches"

It would be the final studio album released in Patsy's lifetime.

Today In Patsy History... sharing this story as written by our friends at Patsified!July 29, 1961: Patsy makes her first...
07/29/2020

Today In Patsy History... sharing this story as written by our friends at Patsified!

July 29, 1961: Patsy makes her first concert appearance, since her near fatal car accident on June 14, at the Cimarron Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bandleader Leon McAuliffe, owner of the Cimarron, recorded part of the night's performance and gave a copy of the tape to Patsy.

The tape was among items that Charlie Dick left behind, in storage, when he sold their home on Nella Drive to Wilma Burgess. Charlie was later told that those items were destroyed by flooding from a broken water pipe, and were thrown away. Years later, it became clear that the items had actually been given away to various parties. The Cimarron tape initially wound up with Wilma's brother, who threw it in with a reel-to-reel machine he sold to a Florida jeweler, William Frazee.

Years after the fact, Frazee listened to the tape and realized what he had. He contacted MCA Records in Nashville and worked out a deal with them. After careful audio restoration, the tape was released as the album "LIVE At The Cimarron Ballroom" on the date's 36th Anniversary, July 29, 1997.

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In support of the effort to control and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Patsy Cline Historic House rem...
07/22/2020

In support of the effort to control and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Patsy Cline Historic House remains temporarily closed to the public until further notice. As a public gathering space, we are taking preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus to ensure the safety of our community.

Our annual Labor Day Weekend Block Party is canceled for 2020.

If you have questions email us at [email protected] or message us via Facebook. You can also leave a message on our general information line, 540-662-5555. You may experience delay in our response as our staff is working limited hours.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at the House soon.

In support of the effort to control and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Patsy Cline Historic House rem...
07/22/2020

In support of the effort to control and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Patsy Cline Historic House remains temporarily closed to the public until further notice. As a public gathering space, we are taking preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus to ensure the safety of our community.

Our annual Labor Day Weekend Block Party is canceled for 2020.

If you have questions email us at [email protected] or message us via Facebook. You can also leave a message on our general information line, 540-662-5555. You may experience delay in our response as our staff is working limited hours.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at the House soon.

Official Patsy Cline
03/29/2020

Official Patsy Cline

Please remember Jan Howard, as well as her family, friends and fans tonight. Jan has touched the life's of so many through the years with her music and friendship. Tonight, the Grand Ole Opry dedicated their show to Jan.

Many of you have heard the story of the very first time that Jan and Mom met, backstage at the Ryman Auditorium. Did you know that she also recorded the demo for "I Fall To Pieces"? We feel blessed to have had her as a part of our lives over the years. She even toured the Patsy Cline Museum with me and shared some great stories about Mom. Is there a favorite song or story about Jan that you would like to share?

CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THIS SUNDAY!  The Lifetime movie Patsy & Loretta is nominated for the Critics' Choice Award and so very...
01/09/2020

CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THIS SUNDAY! The Lifetime movie Patsy & Loretta is nominated for the Critics' Choice Award and so very deserving. Watch the annual gala event and cheer ... Sunday, January 12 on the ET channel at 7 pm (ET).
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Lifetime Movies Patsy & Loretta Critics' Choice Awards

01/05/2020
First Night Winchester

Tracey Wygal performing for First Night Winchester bringing in 2020 with a tribute to Patsy Cline.
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Tracey Wygal's, sponsored by Trex Company, tribute to Winchester's own country music icon, Patsy Cline, featuring her greatest and most beloved songs.

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12/28/2019

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On this day in 1962, Patsy performed the closing night of her legendary Las Vegas residency. Read on as Patsy's daughter Julie describes this career milestone:

"After exceptional reviews and very successful crowds for the entire engagement, Patsy made her final appearance at the Merri-Mint Theatre at the Mint Casino. Although she had mentioned to friends that she was nervous about ever playing there and was not sure she would get the chance to perform there again- her manager Randy Hughes had already secured a return engagement for some time in 1963. Of course, that triumphant return was never realized. The famous pose of Patsy standing outside of The Mint, wearing a dress covered in black sequins was taken by Randy's wife, Kathy Hughes. The building still stands in Las Vegas today and is known as Binion's."

(Story via the Official Patsy Cline page)

MERRY CHRISTMAS 1959#CelebratingPatsyCline #PatsyCline
12/25/2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS 1959
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SHARING FACEBOOK POSTS by our favorite people is something we LOVE  to do....here's Patsy's daughter, Julie, posing with...
12/11/2019

SHARING FACEBOOK POSTS by our favorite people is something we LOVE to do....here's Patsy's daughter, Julie, posing with the young actress in Patsy & Loretta.

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It's great to still hear all the buzz about "Patsy & Loretta", especially with the nominations that have been recently announced. Here is a picture from the October premier in Franklin, TN. It was great to meet this young actress, Becanni Michael Lohmann- who portrayed me in the film!

12/09/2019
Official Patsy Cline

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT... Patsy & Loretta on Lifetime Movies #CelebratingPatsyCline #PatsyCline

The Critics Choice Award nominees have been announced! “Patsy & Loretta” is on the list!! Nominee for Made for TV Movie, and both Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller are nominated as Actress!! 🎉🥰

12/09/2019
Always Patsy Cline Fan Org.

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The Critics Choice Award nominees have been announced!
“Patsy & Loretta”
is on the list!!

UPDATE:  We have a winner--Carol C., who was so excited to get our call.  (12/1/2019 PCHH)OUR GIFT TO YOU continues thro...
12/01/2019

UPDATE: We have a winner--Carol C., who was so excited to get our call. (12/1/2019 PCHH)

OUR GIFT TO YOU continues through today, December 1st, and we'll draw a winner at 4pm. No need to be present to win - simply take a tour - we will ship to the winner!

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A GIFT TO KEEP OR GIVE - Imagine receiving this incredible basket filled with unique Patsy Cline items from the Gift Shop at the Patsy Cline Historic House!! Every tour-goer between Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 will have a chance to win this basket. Tell us - would you keep it or give it as a gift? Merry Christmas from us to you! #CelebratingPatsyCline #PatsyCline

#OnThisDay November 27, 1961  -  "Showcase" was released. This is the second of only three albums she released during he...
11/27/2019

#OnThisDay November 27, 1961 - "Showcase" was released. This is the second of only three albums she released during her lifetime. What is your favorite song on this album? #CelebratingPatsyCline #PatsyCline

A GIFT TO KEEP OR GIVE - Imagine receiving this incredible basket filled with unique Patsy Cline items from the Gift Sho...
11/27/2019

A GIFT TO KEEP OR GIVE - Imagine receiving this incredible basket filled with unique Patsy Cline items from the Gift Shop at the Patsy Cline Historic House!! Every tour-goer between Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 will have a chance to win this basket. Tell us - would you keep it or give it as a gift? Merry Christmas from us to you! #CelebratingPatsyCline #PatsyCline

OUR GIFT TO YOU - Every guest that tours the Patsy Cline Historic House on Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December ...
11/27/2019

OUR GIFT TO YOU - Every guest that tours the Patsy Cline Historic House on Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 will receive a special gift. Merry Christmas from all of us to you! #CelebratingPatsyCline #PatsyCline

IT'S A JOYOUS TIME OF THE YEAR!  The Patsy Cline Historic House will be open on weekends through December 15, 2019. The ...
11/27/2019

IT'S A JOYOUS TIME OF THE YEAR! The Patsy Cline Historic House will be open on weekends through December 15, 2019. The house is decorated for Christmas in 1950's era style, just like Patsy Cline and her mother would have done. The house will be open for tours on Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. #CelebratingPatsyCline #PatsyCline

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Patsy Cline’s launch into stardom

Established in 1995, Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc. (CPC), is a nonprofit corporation committed to its mission: To Preserve and Perpetuate The Legacy of Patsy Cline and Her Music.

At the core of a Winchester, Virginia presence, CPC restored the Patsy Cline Historic House at 608 South Kent Street to its original appearance, circa 1950, when Patsy lived there with her mother and siblings.

The house portrays the story of Patsy’s Winchester years, the lives of others associated with her, and events that were pivotal to her career. The house is open yearly for public tours and special events from April through October.

CPC is looking for volunteers to assist with the Patsy Cline Historic House as well as for items and recollections of Patsy that can be incorporated. Please contact 540-662-5555 or [email protected]

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My Dad Willis Henry Miller aka Buck or Bucky !..My Dad from Gore Virginia,right down the dirt road from Virginia Hensley's house !...they grew up knowing each other !
WGH Radio 1961
My Memories !....From when i was 3 !......in Winchester.....
My dad Willis Miller ( aka Buck when he was 13 years old) in Gore Va. right down the road from Virginia Hensley's house, who later in life changed her name after marrying Gerald Cline to Patsy Cline !...Life lives on and so do we !
Everyone have a safe Tuesday 3/24/20 !...from my gal Virginia !...Peace & Love to all !...hope y'all will enjoy this !...
My gal Patsy !...outside her house on Kent street in Winchester Va. !....Apple Blossom time !....Gosh !....I wish i could go back then !...Y'all have a great Sunday !....
Would be really cool if ya'll could get ahold of a few of these for your gift shop
Hollywood walk of Fame
Today, this evening, actually, in 1957, the American television viewing audience was introduced to Patsy Cline on the Arthur Godfrey Show. Patsy, we love you always, happy anniversary.
Merry Christmas to everyone at the Patsy Cline Historic House for keeping the memory of Patsy alive! God Bless!
Here's my proof about Patsy liking Jim Reeves when she sang this great tune !....Hope everyone has a great Christmas !....here we go >>> watch this !...
A lot of you folks don't remember this guy who in my opinion was a great country voice growing up !....Patsy Cline loved him and said, I want to sing a song like Jim Reeves !....here's what inspired her >>>.Hope you'll watch and listen !...