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“Nice History”
Review of Belle Boyd Cottage

Belle Boyd Cottage
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Front Royal
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This is the teaser for Balthis House. It was nice and the history with the house is neat but you need to do the full tour.

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Reviewed 18 January 2016

We had a wonderful tour of Belle Boyd's cottage. This feisty and fascinating young confederate female spy lived in Front Royal during a pivotal time in her espionage career. The cottage was on a detour for us but well worth the time we spent there. I love it when history comes alive! The "Siren of the Shenandoah" became a real character for us during our tour. Visitors will enjoy this stop!

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Reviewed 1 November 2015

I LOVED Skyline Caverns and the Museums in Front Royal.
The Skyline Caverns and it's surrounding area is so beautiful,
and I enjoyed driving on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park. The Confederate Museum and Belle Boyd Cottage were very interesting. I am so glad that I visited here.

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

We spent a long weekend in the Front Royal area and we are glad we spent some time in town - not only for the Festival of Leaves but for the "Old Town" area under the auspices of the Warren Heritage Society. Old historic buildings with experienced guides make shtis a wonderful place to better understand the history of the area.

Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Very nice little museum with some good exhibits regarding local history. We were there in time to take a tour of the Belle Boyd cottage, which is directly behind the museum. Our guide, Nicholas, was very informative and not only provided us with a history of the house itself but also that of Belle Boyd, who was a spy for the confederacy and became a stage actor in Europe. Veru interesting woman and her life would make quite a movie.

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