The Burt-Stark Mansion was built in the 1830’s and possesses great significance in the history of the United States. It was built in the Greek Revival style and is furnished with Southern antiques, including furniture, silver, crystal, rugs, and paintings. It was in the Burt-Stark Mansion that the War Between the States finally came to an end. On May 2, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, in retreat but still fighting, held the last council of war of the Confederacy.
The Burt-Stark Mansion will hold its first Spring Wine Walk this Saturday April 28, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of wines at stops that include historic landmarks such as the Barksdale McGowan House, the Burt-Stark Mansion, and other specialty stores and restaurants in the Court Square area.
The wine walk begins on the grounds of the Burt-Stark Mansion located just off the Court Square in Abbeville. Participants will receive a keepsake wine glass and a map of the wine tasting stops. Tickets are $25 each and available in advance at the Burt-Stark Mansion, Uptown Girls, Lucia’s, The Greater Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, and 105 West.