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My wife and I visit the Belle Boyd Cottage every time visit Front Royal, Virginia, which is every time we visit the Shenandoah Valley, which is about once every two or three years. Located at 101 Chester Street, near the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum, behind...More
Belle Boyd is quite an interesting historical figure. She tried to blackmail Abraham Lincoln and warned Stonewall Jackson of a trap. Our guide Nathan did an outstanding job telling us about Belle and showing us around the cottage. His passion was so contagious we bought...More
Known as the "Belle Boyd Cottage" because of its association with the famous Confederate spy, this is one of the oldest buildings in Front Royal, Virginia. Located at 101 Chester Street, near the Warren Rifles Museum, in a tree-shaded courtyard behind the Fishback Hotel, it...More
The cottage was moved to its current location and some of the original interiors were lost, so the feel inside is not completely authentic but still interesting. The Belle Boyd story is the main draw and the tour did a good job of explaining Boyd's...More
I knew nothing about Belle Boyd when I visited this historic home. She only lived in this house for a little over a year. The house actually belonged to her aunt and uncle and was moved in 1982 from its original location. Belle Boyd was...More
Belle Boyd Cottage is not an earth shaking historical site -- but it is worth a visit. The cottage was home to a female Confederate spy (who sounds like she was quite a character). The cottage is staffed by volunteer docents from the historical society...More
Front Royal Va. Is a treasure trove of finds for those that are driven by history enthusiasm.This is where a female spy resided. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and willing to spend the time to answer all questions.
We went to Front Royal this time, just to see this attraction, because we plan to bring our grandchildren to it next summer. We LOVED seeing this museum. Nelly gave us a fabulous tour of the Belle Boyd Cottage, with an overview of Belle's life...More
Belle Boyd was a brave and fearless young girl and woman who would do ANYTHING to help the Confederate cause during the Civil War. We toured the home on a Monday and my husband and I were the only ones there, so we got a...More