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“Don't forget to stop in Front Royal”

Warren Rifles Confederate Museum
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Front Royal
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Owner description: Museum owned and operated by the Warren Rifles Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Front Royal, Virginia, is Civil War country. It's east of Manassas off I-66, south of Winchester, west of the old Valley Pike (Route 11) and north of Flint Hill and Sperryville, where Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched on its way to Gettysburg in 1863. Stonewall Jackson engineered one of his grandest triumphs at Front Royal as he began his successful Valley campaign in 1862 to lure the Union Army away from Richmond. Start at the visitor's center. It is filled with brochures, including a one-mile walking tour of Front Royal that pinpoints all of the historical buildings. One attraction not to miss is the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum on Chester Street, a short walk from the visitor's center. We have visited Front Royal several times on our way to the Inn at Little Washington or the Strasburg Antiques Emporium or the Valley Pike or Winchester or Manassas and we always take time to visit the museum. The two-story brick building was completed in 1959 and is the headquarters of the Warren Rifles Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It houses one of the finest collections of local Confederate memorabilia in the country. It includes Stonewall Jackson's signal cannon and the Union flag surrendered to Jackson after the Battle of Front Royal. Adjacent to the museum is the cottage of Confederate spy Belle Boyd. The museum also features a collection of local arms, battle flags, uniforms, cavalry equipment, books, rare documents and personal and domestic items of the 1860s. It never ceases to impress us, no matter how many times we go there.

3  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The museum was well laid out. The relevance of the Front Royal part in the war were demonstrated. A very large collection of books for sale.

3  Thank Atty V
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This museum has lots of interesting objects. Warren county saw its share of the civil war. The museum has done a wonderful job at preserving the history of that era.

6  Thank KATHY S
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you have free time, please make sure you visit this unique Front Royal Museum. Basically located in one room it is jammed with memorabila specific to the region. Many unusual pieces, with wonderful descriptions. The women working the register was very kind and allowed me to linger well after closing time. It was a great experience.

6  Thank Sierra M
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The guide was very knowledgable and friendly . The displays were well explained and lighted . The price was very reasonable .

4  Thank wilburdogdog
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