When you visit Front Royal, VA, you have the distinct opportunity to travel deep into history at the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum. The museum houses relics and memorabilia from one of the most pivotal wars in our nation’s history, the Civil War. Whether you consider yourself a history buff or just want to learn more about this war, a visit to this museum in historic downtown Front Royal will make for an educational afternoon.
You can quickly master Virginia history by exploring the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum and the many other historic sites, galleries and museums you’ll find in Northern Virginia. Our free Vacation Guide offers a list of some of our favorite history experiences, as well as other things to do and see during your stay.
The Warren Rifles Confederate Museum showcases various leaders in the Confederate Army. The exhibits include treasured personal items of Confederate leaders like General Robert E. Lee; Confederate spy Belle Boyd; and the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry aka Mosby’s Rangers. See relics from the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis; as well as from Generals Generals Stonewall Jackson, Jubal Early, James Longstreet, John Pegram, and Turner Ashby.
The museum includes displays of authentic war arms, Confederate uniforms, restored historic documents, weapons used in the Battle of Front Royal. It also features women’s clothing from this historic period and documents handwritten by Confederate General Robert E. Lee. See the actual flags used in Virginia during the war including the Northern Virginia flag.
At one time, the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum even held the taxidermied remains of General Stonewall Jackson’s prized horse, Little Sorrel.
To preserve this intriguing history, the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum is owned and operated by the Warren Rifles Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The family ties in the South remain a defining piece of our heritage, and the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum is a great way to search for family members. Understanding and knowing where you came from can influence the ways in which you see yourself and your future. The museum guides can help you search historic records to find out more about your ancestors.
Where is the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum?
The historic Warren Rifles Confederate Museum is on Chester Street in Downtown Front Royal, VA. It is open daily from April 15 to November 1, and by special appointment during the rest of the year.
Stay at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring
After an insightful day at the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum, enjoy a scenic 25-minute-ride to The Inn at Vaucluse Spring and experience even more history. Our intimate bed and breakfast provides the perfect retreat. Choose from one of our historically rich rooms filled with restored antiquities, stately furniture, and a plantation-styled aesthetic.
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