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    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This former railroad station is the perfect starting point for touring the town, the Shenandoah, the Civil War battlefields, and other attractions. You can also pick up a map of the town, which provides a nice walking tour of its historic sites.

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    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Front Royal's old downtown contains a number of historic buildings. If you pick up a Walking Tour map at the Visitors Center, then it guides you on a circular loop that ends at the center. Along the way are plenty of things to see.

    The Weaver house was once home to Aubrey Weaver, who represented Wallis Simpson in her divorce case. She later married the Duke of Windsor (who would have become King of England).

    Confederate spy Belle Boyd lived in a cottage behind the Ivy Lodge. The Warren County Courthouse and Town Hall were built during the 1930's, by the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, respectively.

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    • Hiking and Walking
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    by Tom_Fields Written Nov 1, 2007

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    The Battle of Front Royal seems like yesterday, to those who visit this museum. Owned and operated by the Warren Rifles Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, it's a treasure trove of uniforms, weapons, and other memorabilia.

    Open April 15 to November 1, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays and noon to 4:00 pm on Sundays.

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    by marica Written Aug 9, 2006

    We've been going to The Knotty Pine for breakfast (before we head to the Shenandoah for fishing) for over 15 years and it hasn't changed since we found it. For us, this is a good thing! One counter and three rows of booths (maybe 12 total), announcements for the local tractor pulls plastered on the doors, men mostly remove their caps when they sit down... . And then there's the lady whose job it is to walk up & down the aisles pouring coffee. FOOD: pancakes (with optional sausage gravy), girts, eggs, sausage gravy & unbelievable biscuits, boxes of cereal (if you are daft), every other imaginable Southern breakfast food, lunch specials (e.g., country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans cooked Southern), sandwiches... .

    There is no "smoking section"-- it's all smoking so don't bother going if you are going to complain.

    Opens early.

    Not for everyone-- but if you like local fare, this is it.

    Favorite Dish: Creamed chipped beef gravy on biscuits. Served only on Saturday & Sunday.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Fishing

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Front Royal Off The Beaten Path

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    by RIPKEN_HOF Updated Jun 11, 2005

    This was taken after Hurricane Isabel hit the east coast. Here in Front Royal all we got was rain , but with all the water it still over flowed the river. Usually you can drive down this road to the river bank. Water was prob. 8' over the banks..

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