Wytheville, Virginia: The First Lady of Hot Dogs

Millions of Skeeter-Dogs have been served to hungry travelers since 1925. Added importance: future First Lady Mrs. Woodrow Wilson was born in the apartment upstairs. Historical marker out front.

Skeeter's World Famous Hot Dogs

165 E. Main St., Wytheville, VA
Skeeter's World Famous Hot Dogs. Downtown. I-81 exit 73. Drive west on US Hwy 11/Main St. for about two miles. You'll see Skeeter's on the left.
M-F 9-5:30, Sa 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Historical marker for Edith Bolling Wilson.

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

Didn't have enough time to properly see everything, but it was worth the short break from I-81 driving. You can do the whole downtown in about an hour. And don't forget to go downstairs for the hot dogs!

[Jobu, 06/28/2020]

In a midtown building, First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson was born upstairs, Skeeter's World Famous Hot Dogs later moved in downstairs.


The First Lady of Hot Dogs

Super neat place! And easy on the budget. And the food is good. The town resembles the small towns in the movies, with a lot to offer.

[Hope, 06/27/2016]


Skeeter's World Famous Hot Dogs

Skeeters has been serving Skeeter-Dogs to locals and travelers since 1925. You haven't been to Wytheville unless you have been to Skeeter's!

[William, 04/12/2013]

The sign on the side of the Skeeter's building, which for years bragged, "Over 6 Million Sold," has had the 6 crossed out and replaced with a 9. On the sidewalk outside is a historical marker noting that future First Lady Mrs. Woodrow Wilson was born upstairs.

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