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Is the story truth, legend or myth?

My wife and I visit the Belle Boyd Cottage every time visit Front Royal, Virginia, which is every... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Surprisingly entertaining

Belle Boyd is quite an interesting historical figure. She tried to blackmail Abraham Lincoln and... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Not sure how much the story of Belle Boyd, the female confederate spy, might have been embellished but the tour was quite enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joan G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank ZachF247
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Gretchen S
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank M7286DUdanm
Reviewed 1 September 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank grand9mom
Reviewed 9 August 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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