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Belle Boyd Cottage

101 Chester St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3322
+1 540-636-1446
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Home of the Confederacy's famous spy

Known as the "Belle Boyd Cottage" because of its association with the famous Confederate spy, this... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Interesting Civil War site

The cottage was moved to its current location and some of the original interiors were lost, so the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Zach F
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101 Chester St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3322
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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

Thank Taylor B
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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

Thank Zach F
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

1  Thank MCSpaints
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Mrs. Corey made Belle Boyd come alive for our group. Her enthusiasm and knowledge were exceptional. I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by the history of Belle Boyd in the Civil War.

1  Thank bgrewe22
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Reviewed 30 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....More

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