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The Blackburn Inn resides within an erstwhile medical facility called the Western State Hospital. Founded during the early 1800s, the hospital is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The structure that currently constitutes the hotel was just one small component of this massive complex, serving as the hospital’s administrative office for many years. Thomas R. Blackburn—an accomplished architect and protégé of Thomas Jefferson’s—constructed the building as part of his greater plan to expand the entire facility in the 1830s. After an extensive renovation that took place throughout most of the 2000s, the building debuted in 2018 as the Blackburn Inn in honor of Thomas R. Blackburn.
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Experience the Frontier Culture Museum, Blackfriars Playhouse, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, and Shenandoah National Park nearby.

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Discover Blackburn Inn, a classical hotel and home designed in 1828 by Thomas Jefferson protégé, Thomas Blackburn.

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Explore the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.

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Experience a show at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse.

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Taste a locally sourced beer or wine at Second Draft Bistro.

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