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Frank Kemper House

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Address: Harrisonburg, VA
Phone Number: 540-249-4435
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Historic home dating back to the Civil War that can be visited by...

Historic home dating back to the Civil War that can be visited by appointment or every Sunday during posted hours.

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A worthwhile Little Museum

Port Republic is a village that time has forgotten--ten minutes down the road from sprawling Harrisonburg. The community created a small local history museum in the Frank Kemper... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Port Republic is a village that time has forgotten--ten minutes down the road from sprawling Harrisonburg. The community created a small local history museum in the Frank Kemper House, most noted as the building in which Turner Ashby, the famous Confederate cavalry commander, laid in his coffin following his death on June 6, 1862. Ashby and the Civil War are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

The place is not in Harrisonburg as the map notes. It's a about ten miles southeast of the downtown area. The map location is incorrect.v

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The Kemper House is in historic Port Republic, a little village with a huge heritage. The volunteer staff here does everything possible on a shoestring budget. Don't expect the Smithsonian but this little site is worth a side trip from Harrisonburg--ask about visiting the nearby battlefield

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