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Marvelous, one of a kind museum.

The Port Republic Museum is housed in the first floor of a antebellum house on Water Street - one... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
David B
Richmond, Virginia
Great Collection of early Port Rebublic and Civil War items

This is a great little museum chock full of area and Civil War memorabilia all attractively... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Kathy V
Port Republic, Virginia
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Museum run by this small town, which remains virtually unchanged since the 1700s.
8691 Water St, Port Republic, VA 24471-2436
+1 540-249-0040
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

The Port Republic Museum is housed in the first floor of a antebellum house on Water Street - one of the two main streets. One room focuses on the village and counties pre-Civil War life and includes a number of nice exhibits that describe local...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a great little museum chock full of area and Civil War memorabilia all attractively displayed. Very educational and interesting. Turner Ashby's body was laid out here after he was killed in nearby Harrisonburg and Stonewall Jackson paid his respects. Two battles were fought...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2016

Our visit coincided with the anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Port Republic - a Confederate victory which let Stonewall Jackson slip away to help Lee's defense of Richmond in 1862. The museum only has regular hours on Sunday afternoons, but volunteer docents often...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2015

Port Republic is an unincorporated town in Rockingham County, Virginia, at the south end of the Shenandoah Valley, east of Harrisonburg. It was chartered in 1802. It is located at the confluence of the South River and North River, which join to form the South...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Founded by the The Society of Port Republic Preservationists in 1993, the Port Republic Museum is located between Port Republic and Cross Keys Battlefields in the Shenandoah Valley. Housed in the 1830's Kemper House where Stonewall Jackson's Cavalry Commander Turner Ashby laid in state after...More

2  Thank Joy K
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Typical Civil War site with little of additional interest to us. Known battle by Jackson but really not of real interest.

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