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“Small, local, quality displays/exhibits”

Warren Rifles Confederate Museum
Ranked #4 of 24 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.
Strasburg, Virginia
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Small, local, quality displays/exhibits”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Impressive local items/collections with focus on area individuals and battle. Uniforms, letters, battle flags, weapons.

Visited October 2013
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South Jersey
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A nice little museum”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

My wife and I stopped here and while the museum is small it's packed with great artifacts and extensive description. Give yourself about 2 hours to explore and read everything. A must for any Civil War buff (even a Northerner ;-)

Visited August 2013
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6 Thank rpm1956
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Manassas, Virginia
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A small but very interesting museum”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The museum has some great artifacts from the civil war and the staff are very knowledgeable. The museum is not large and can be thoroughly explored in 90 minutes.

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank 7JoeP
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,841 reviews
1,128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,863 helpful votes
“Don't forget to stop in Front Royal”
Reviewed 7 August 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.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Taylor B
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 26 July 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.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Atty V
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