To really enjoy this venue, you have to be a history/Civil War enthusiast like myself or have time to kill. Belle Boyd was a Confederate spy whose activities were focused in Martinsburg and Front Royal. This is the family home built by Belle's father and used as a small business as well as the family dwelling. To be fair, the house has been maintained very well, and contains plenty of period pieces for authenticity. To a history junkie like me, touring any of these old houses is a good time, to tour the homestead for such a notable character is doubly satisfying. The tours are led by a town historian so there is more than enough detail to make the visit worth while. If I have any dislikes, it is the fact that the house is a catch-all museum, which detracts from the history of the house and family itself, and is a bit cramped on the second floor. However, a body cannot fault the historians for setting up a museum, and probably, that was the only location available to them. At least I can say that before the end of my tour I had touched an actual table once owned by Confederate General A.P. Hill. In any event, it is a decent little outing and I would recommend it. There is no fee, but contributions are accepted. Got some time on a Friday and want to do something educational and relaxing on your own or with the kids? Go there.
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