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Address: 101 Chester Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone Number: 540 636 1446
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Lots of History and Pretty Landmarks

I LOVED Skyline Caverns and the Museums in Front Royal. The Skyline Caverns and it's surrounding area is so beautiful, and I enjoyed driving on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Silvia B
Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVED Skyline Caverns and the Museums in Front Royal. The Skyline Caverns and it's surrounding area is so beautiful, and I enjoyed driving on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park. The Confederate Museum and Belle Boyd Cottage were very interesting. I am so glad that I visited here.

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Oneonta, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We spent a long weekend in the Front Royal area and we are glad we spent some time in town - not only for the Festival of Leaves but for the "Old Town" area under the auspices of the Warren Heritage Society. Old historic buildings with experienced guides make shtis a wonderful place to better understand the history of the... More 

Thank RLAMyers
Tigard, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very nice little museum with some good exhibits regarding local history. We were there in time to take a tour of the Belle Boyd cottage, which is directly behind the museum. Our guide, Nicholas, was very informative and not only provided us with a history of the house itself but also that of Belle Boyd, who was a spy for... More 

2 Thank HARRY M
Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a must see part of Front Royal civil war history. You will see many items that have survived the civil war in this area of the state. Very informative. Ask about the visiting ghosts.

2 Thank needinfor
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I made a special trip to Front Royal today specifically for the Belle Boyd Cottage, and I'm so glad I did! The tour of the house was very informative, and their artifacts and antique pieces are wonderful visuals. Belle was such an exciting and interesting woman, certainly worth remembering and learning about in this way.

2 Thank WhitO5214
Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The guides know a lot about the history of Bell Boyd and also Front Royal in general. We visited for free during the Festival of Leaves in October.

Thank VADocMom
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Belle Boyd is a fascinating lady and the Docent brought her to life for us. She walked us through Belle's life during and after the Civil War. We enjoyed the tour through the house.

Thank Tiny and Dee G
Frederick, Maryland
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Being a huge CW history buff, I just had to visit this house and learn more on one of a few women spies from this era! We stumbled upon the house while taking the walking tour of Front Royal. The house has been relocated from its original site to its current location. A very adorable and large home with simple... More 

1 Thank Diann R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

The house isn't much but the lady who showed us around was really interesting and informative. Well worth the $3.

2 Thank charlie e
Strasburg, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The history of this individual is unique and goes beyond the civil war period. The home and landscaping downtown is much like a Williamsburg conservation and design. The artifacts are many and the stories displayed are very interesting. Well done.

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