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 and they take their jobs seriously. I have visited twice, and each time we got a private tour. The docents were a bit different in their focus -- but each wove a great story of the civil war in this part of the Shenandoah Valley and of the life and times of a local spy. In addition to seeing Belle Boyd, you can opt to see a second historic home on your visit that dates to the period that Front Royal was initially settled. Inexpensive, interesting way to pass an hour or so. If you don't have much time, be sure to tell the docent at the beginning of the visit. They will tailor their presentation to your timing. We probably spent an hour and a half looking at the homes and asking questions.
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