photo by: Jennifer Freer Avery
WELCOME Here in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, life has a happiness to it. The breathtaking views of the mountain ranges, the tranquility of the Shenandoah River flowing through our Town and the natural caverns all pull together to create an incredible landscape that beckons to be explored. From Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park to river rafting and canoeing, cave tours, horseback riding, camping and hiking, Front Royal is prepared to help with wherever your adventure takes you!
station, where our friendly staff would love to assist you during your trip. Take a step back in time, when you visit the rich history of our county at Ivy Lodge, Balthis House, Belle Boydâ€™s Cottage and the Laura Virginia Hale Archives. Enjoy the incredible wineries, breweries and distilleries around us, as you taste the wonderful vintages that our valley holds. Join our Town in one of the many vibrant, fun-filled festivals and concerts we hold each year, packed with food, vendors, live entertainment and fun for everyone!
Come and explore our Main Street, rich with antique shops, boutique shopping and dining to experience. Stop into our Visitors Center, located in our historic train
Front Royal welcomes you to stay and enjoy the wonders of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley!
DID YOU KNOW FRONT ROYAL HAS A HISTORICAL DRIVING TOUR? In mid-May, 1862, the Union Forces under the command of General Nathaniel Banks controlled the Northern Valley, with a strong defensive position at Strasburg and his supply base anchored in Winchester. To cover his left flank, Banks sent 1,000 men under the command of Col. John R. Kenly to Front Royal. This force was also ordered to guard the railroad and the bridges over the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River, north of Front Royal.
The story of the Battle of Front Royal is fascinating and weâ€™d love to have you join us in exploring our history! The Virginia Civil War Trails Signs, located in front of the Visitors Center, will provide you with an orientation of the Battle. The Driving Tour is approximately 16 miles long and includes 10 historically significant stops. Please stop into the Front Royal Visitors Center for more information and a copy of the Battle of Front Royal Driving Tour brochure.