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A worthwhile Little Museum

Port Republic is a village that time has forgotten--ten minutes down the road from sprawling... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
waldentenn
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Great little local historical museum

The Kemper House is in historic Port Republic, a little village with a huge heritage. The... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2012
waldentenn
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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May 1, 2017
“Great way to learn about the area.”
Sep 4, 2016
“A worthwhile Little Museum”
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Historic home dating back to the Civil War that can be visited by appointment or every Sunday during posted hours.
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Harrisonburg, VA
+1 540-249-4435
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Met by great staff, so helpful. Loads of civil war history/pictures that occurred in the area. Very interesting. Lots of brochures and magazines about the area. Excellent confectionery in the welcome center. Had to buy some. Enjoyed the gift shop. Great place to start.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

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

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Rapidsman
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...More

Date of experience: May 2012
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