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6 WELCOME

8 SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

10 SIPPING AROUND

12 WHERE TO PLAY

16 HISTORY

20 WHERE TO EAT

22 WHERE TO STAY

24 PARKS & HIKING

26 WHERE TO SHOP

28 EVENTS


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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 Boyd’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.

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The story of the Battle of Front Royal is fascinating and we’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.


HOW DID FRONT ROYAL GET ITS NAME? Originally called LeHewtown (after Peter LeHew, a French Huguenot who purchased 200 acres here in 1754), the Town was later purchased by a group of real estate speculators who arranged to have it incorporated as Front Royal on November 15, 1788. Rail service was established in 1854 with the construction of the Alexandria, Orange and Manassas Gap Railroad between Manassas and Riverton. This line was soon extended to Strasburg in time to become a factor in the Battle of Front Royal on May 23, 1862 and throughout the Civil War. Lumber, agriculture, manufacturing and grain mills provided employment in the region for decades after the Civil War. The origin of the name “Front Royal” remains uncertain. There are currently two versions as to its source of origin. One being that, in early decades of European settlement, the area was referred to in French as “le front royal,” meaning the British frontier. French settlers, trappers and explorers in the Ohio Territority of the mid-1700s were referring to the land grant made by King Charles II, then in control of Thomas, Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron. In English, “le front royal” is translated to the “Royal Frontier.” However, the more colorful and legendary origin has it that during colonial days, a giant oak tree - the “Royal” Tree of England - stood in the public square where Chester and Main Streets now join. It was there that the local militia, composed of raw recruits slow to learn military commands and maneuvers were drilled. On one occasion, the sorely tired drill sergeant became so exasperated by the clumsy efforts of his troops and their failure to follow his command that he hit upon a phrase that all could understand and shouted, “Front the Royal Oak!” Among the spectators was a Mr. Forsythe who had been a professional soldier. He was so amused by the officer’s coined order that he and his friends found much sport in telling the story, repeating “Front the Royal Oak” until Front Royal was the resulting derivation.

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SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK The Shenandoah National Park, just outside the town of Front Royal limits, includes breathtaking sights such as the Skyline Drive, part of the Appalachian Trail, many stunning waterfalls, incredible views and a theater of fascinating wildlife. When the state of Virginia amassed 196,000 acres of land in the early 1930’s, Shenandoah National Park was born. Members of the Civilian Conservation Corps- a government program that provided jobs during the Great Depression- were given the task of building the new park’s facilities. They constructed picnic grounds, campgrounds, trails, rock walls, bridges, Skyline Drive and over 340 recreational buildings within the park. July 3, 1936 was the official dedication of Shenandoah National Park. This park is popular nationally and even internationally, as people come to see the spectacular sights. It hosts approximately 2 million visitors each year.

Its forests, now consisting mainly of oak and hickory trees, are nearly a hundred years old. Hosting these forests are 60 different peaks greater than 3,000 feet above sea level. The park also currently boasts 75 scenic overlooks, Visitors Centers, educational programs, great campgrounds and over 500 miles of trails. 101 miles of these trails, are a part of the panoramic Appalachian Trail that stretches from Georgia to Maine. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint; while others penetrate deep into the quiet forest and wilderness. Any season of the year you sojourn at Shenandoah National Park, you will be impressed by its vistas. In the spring, flowering trees will capture your attention with their delicacy and grace, the towering forests will spread their majestic foliage in summer. In fall the vegetation will put on a striking cloak of lavish colors and in winter, a blanket of white will wrap the hills in its glittering glory.

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PARK ENTRANCES FRONT ROYAL ENTRANCE STATION

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Information Line: (540) 999-3500 www.nps.gov/shen

(Mile 0.6) is reachable via US 340.

THORNTON GAP ENTRANCE STATION (Mile 31.5) is reachable via US 211.

Relay Center/TDD: (800) 828-1120

SWIFT RUN GAP ENTRANCE STATION (Mile 65.7) is reachable via US 33.

ROCKFISH GAP ENTRANCE STATION (Mile 104.9) is reachable via I-64.

Lodging Reservations: (877) 247-9261 www.goshenandoah.com

VISITORS CENTERS DICKEY RIDGE VISITORS CENTER (Mile 4.6) is open from April to late fall.

HARRY F. BYRD VISITORS CENTER (Mile 51) is open from April to late fall and weekends during the winter if weather permits.

Campground Reservations: (877) 444-6777 www.recreation.gov

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SIPPING AROUND Virginia Beer Museum

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BACKROOM BREWERY Tasting Room

CHESTER GAP CELLARS Vineyard & Winery

CHATEAU O’BRIEN AT NORTHPOINT Vineyard & Winery

COPPER FOX DISTILLERY

150 Ridgemont Road, Middletown, VA 22645 (540) 869-8482 www.backroombreweryva.com Backroom Brewery is a boutique farm brewery nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. We have nearly 20 beer recipes approved by the State of VA. Our tasting room bustles and our scratch kitchen cranks out delicious dishes prepared with our own fresh herbs and farm grown produce in season. Pets are welcome. You are cordially invited to come and drink our beer, eat, play and spend some time enjoying all we offer.

3238 Railstop Road, Markham, VA 22643 (540) 364-6441 www.chateauobrien.com Chateau O’Brien at Northpoint is proud to be a family owned and operated winery. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chateau O’Brien has earned a reputation for producing hand-crafted wines of distinction ranging from premium dry white varietals, to complex red blends with depth and integrity, to a wildly popular Apple desert wine.

4615 Remount Road, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 364-6441 www.chestergapcellars.com On top of the world. That’s where you’ll be when you visit Chester Gap Cellars, enjoying not only stunning views, but truly great hand-crafted wines. At over 1,000 feet elevation, the Cellars is a prime destination for those seeking a tranquil, intimate, friendly place to put their feet up, taste, and let their eyes feast on lovingly tended vines and the endless blue mountains and hills of the southeast Piedmont.

9 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740 • (540) 987-8554 www.copperfox.biz Copper Fox Distillery is dedicated to making great American spirits. They emphasize the combination of innovation and tradition to produce a whisky that is truly unique. They start from scratch, hand-malting their own barley, and then flavoring the grain with apple and cherry wood smoke. The spirit is aged with a progressive series of new and used apple wood and oak chips inside used bourbon barrels.

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13726 Hume Road, Hume, VA 22639 (540) 635-3200 www.desertrosewinery.com Desert Rose is located on an operating horse ranch. Visit their unique tasting room, which is a step back in time to the Old West, where you will be served at the horseshoe bar. It is a family and pet friendly winery where picnickers are always welcome.

FOX MEADOW Vineyard & Winery

3310 Freezeland Road, Linden, VA 22642 (540) 636-6777 www.foxmeadowwinery.com Situated at an elevation of 1,700 feet above sea level, Fox Meadows allows visitors to actually “look down on the tops of mountains” and see as many as seven mountain ranges. They consulted with some of the finest professionals in the region to develop Fox Meadow Vineyards. They have now been crafting great wines using traditional wine making skills and processes for nearly a decade. Whether your taste is for the more traditional old world style dry wines like their Reserve Cabernet Franc or Le Renard Rouge or if you prefer a light refreshing aromatic fruity white like their Pinot Gris or Blue Mountain Mist, they have something for you.

GLEN MANOR Vineyard & Winery

2244 Browntown Road, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-6324 www.glenmanorvineyards.com Glen Manor Vineyards has a mission is to be true to the land and to capture its essence in their grapes through progressive viticulture and agriculture practices and in their wines by gentle and minimal handling and noninterventionist winemaking methods. Proud and longtime stewards of this farm, they welcome your visit.

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THE FRONT ROYAL BREWING COMPANY Tasting Room 122 E. Main Street, Front Royal VA 22630 (540) 631-0773 www.FaceBook.com/ FrontRoyalBrewing The Front Royal Brewing Company is a start-up Brewpub slated to open January of 2018. It will have a 10BBL (Barrel) Brewhouse and a Restaurant. There will be both indoor and outdoor seating as well as occasional live entertainment. Calling before your visit to ensure they’re up and running is recommended.

gold medal presented to the Carter family by the Royal Society of the Arts, United Kingdom, in recognition of ”the first spirited attempt at making fine wine in America.” On display in the Winery’s Cleve Hall, visitors can read the historic document signed by Royal Governor Francis Fauquier certifying that the Carter family was the first in America to successfully produce wine from European vines. Enjoy their premium wines that are produced in honor of Mr. Carter’s dream for Virginia, begun roughly 250 years ago.

RAPPAHANNOCK CELLARS

2747 Leeds Manor Road, Markham, VA 22643 (540) 364-1609 www.nakedmountainwinery.com Set on 41 acres of Blue Ridge mountainside in Fauquier County, Naked Mountain boasts spectacular views of the surrounding mountains less than 1 hour from DC. Using all Virginiagrown fruit, we proudly craft premium wines which have been recognized nationally and even served at the White House. Our signature wine is our Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, vinted in the style of a classic French Meursault. Come drink Naked!

Vineyard & Winery 14437 Hume Road, Huntly, VA 22640 (540) 635-9398 www.rappahannockcellars.com Recognizing the promise in Virginia wines, we moved our family’s winery from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia. With careful tending of the vineyard and exacting knowledge of the cellar, we strive to create rich, supple and elegant wines, dedicated to the winegrower’s art. Each of the nine varieties of grapes we grow contributes to a wonderful palette of textures and flavors, allowing us to create an array of wines, including Viognier, Meritage, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

PHILIP CARTER WINERY OF VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA BEER MUSEUM

NAKED MOUNTAIN Vineyard & Winery

Vineyard & Winery 4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume, VA 22639 (540) 364-1203 www.pcwinery.com Discover the first family of American wines. Just 270 years after Columbus discovered America, the Carter family made advancements unprecedented in fine wine production in 1762. Today, their wines have received international recognition and are served around the world. Visitors to Philip Carter Winery are invited to view a replica of the 1762

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DESERT ROSE Ranch & Winery

Vineyard & Winery 16 Chester St, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 313-1441 www.facebook.com/VABeerMuseum The first official Beer Museum in Virginia. Learn the fascinating story of Virginia’s 400-year history with beer. Enjoy the growing collection of artifacts and displays. Experience an interactive tour of Virginia breweries. Taste Virginia’s award-winning craft beers.

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WHERE TO PLAY There is never enough time to enjoy all the fun our valley has to offer. Kayaking and canoeing, cavern tours, hiking, fishing, tours through the forest canopy, trail rides, golfing, movies...there is an adventure waiting for everyone!

WATERSPORTS AND ADVENTURE ADVENTURE ENABLERS

520A East 6th Street www.adventureenablers.com Adventure Enablers’s extensive portfolio of outdoor events offers life-enriching outdoor activities for extreme athletes, weekend warriors, and casual health enthusiasts of all ages. They host marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, glow runs, adventure races (family races to multiple-day expedition races), mountain bike races, and trail runs—something for everyone.

DOWN RIVER CANOE COMPANY

884 Indian Hollow Road, Bentonville (800) 338-1963 • (540) 635-5526 www.downriver.com Fun and exciting river trips on the legendary Shenandoah River. Great for family and friends. No experience necessary. Offering kayak and canoe trips for the more adventurous, mellow raft floats and refreshing tube floats.

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FRONT ROYAL OUTDOORS

8567 Stonewall Jackson Highway (800) 270-8808 • (540) 635-5440 www.frontroyaloutdoors.com They offer canoe, kayak, raft and tube trips on the beautiful South Fork of the Shenandoah River. All trips come complete with paddles, life vests, maps and shuttle service. Family fun! Great fishing!

SKYLINE CANOE COMPANY

541 South Royal Avenue • (540) 305-7695 www.skylinecanoe.com Personalized service and customized trips. Hands-on instruction given by an American Canoe Association certified canoe instructor. Great for family getaways and outdoor adventures and group retreats.


1371 Daughter of the Stars Drive, Bentonville Located inside Shenandoah River State Park (540) 622-2000 www.zipthepark.com Adventure Enablers’s extensive portfolio of outdoor events offers life-enriching outdoor activities for extreme athletes, weekend warriors, and casual health enthusiasts of all ages. They host marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, glow runs, adventure races (family races to multiple-day expedition races), mountain bike races, and trail runs— something for everyone.

AIR TOURS BLUE RIDGE HOT AIR BALLOONS

552 Milldale Hollow Road • (540) 622-6325 www.rideair.com

TRAIL RIDES DOUBLE H STABLE

5197 Reliance Road • (540) 636-4523 www.doublehstable.com Whether you are a beginner or an advanced rider, you will enjoy miles of open and wooded trails, rolling hills and the thrill of crossing water. Personally selected horses are matched to your riding ability.

MARRIOTT RANCH

5305 Marriott Lane, Hume 22639 (540) 364-2627 www.marriottranch.com Take an hour and a half trail ride across their beautiful 4200 acres Marriot Ranch nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Call for reservations.

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VIRGINIA CANOPY TOURS

ROYAL HORSESHOE FARM

CASS AVIATION SCENIC AIRPLANE RIDES

229 Stokes Airport Road • (540) 635-3570 www.virginiaairshow.com Your destination for adventure. Come fly, soar and balloon with them. They are located within minutes of Front Royal, near the entrance to Skyline Drive.

509 Morgan Ford Road • (540) 636-6375 www.royalhorseshoe.com Providing lessons, boarding, horse camps, trail rides, ride parties, indoor riding and more to the Front Royal area.

SECRET PASSAGE RANCH

CAVERN TOURS SKYLINE CAVERNS

10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy • (540) 635-4545 www.skylinecaverns.com Discovered in 1937, Skyline Caverns takes visitors 260 feet below the ground to see rare calcite crystals known as anthodites, majestic stalactites and an underground stream.

13296 Fort Valley Road, Fort Valley (540) 933-6564 Secret Passage Ranch is the perfect setting for horseback riding, training and boarding. Experienced equine professionals offer trail guide services and riding lessons among their many services.

SHENANDOAH TRAIL RIDES

751 Mountain Rd • (540) 635-4169 Ext. 1

SKYLAND RESORT

Located in Shenandoah National Park (877) 847-1919

GOLF COURSES BLUE RIDGE SHADOWS GOLF CLUB

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456 Shadows Drive (866) 631-9661 (540) 631-9661 www.blueridgeshadows.com Spectacular views, tour-quality conditions and great golf are in the shadows of Skyline Drive at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club.

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GOLF COURSES (Continued) BOWLING GREEN COUNTRY CLUB

838 Bowling Green Road • (540) 635-2024 www.bowlinggreencountryclub.net A beautiful 36-hole experience in the Shenandoah Valley behind the Linden Mountain Range.

FOOT GOLF COURSE

902 Country Club Road • (540) 636-9061 www.warrencountyva.net/footgolf Foot Golf is played with a soccer ball and combines soccer skills with golf rules. The Front Royal Golf Club Foot Golf Course is a USFGA certified, par-32, ninehole course with a 1,120 yard-length for play.

FRONT ROYAL GOLF CLUB 902 Country Club Road • (540) 636-9061 www.warrencountyva.net/front-royal-golf-club This Club features a public parkland golf course located directly on the main fork of the Shenandoah River a few miles north of the town of Front Royal.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY GOLF CLUB

BING CROSBY STADIUM

Stadium Drive • (703) 244-6662 www.frontroyalcardinals.org This stadium is one of the nicest baseball venues in the Shenandoah Valley and is also a place rich with history. This stadium is home of the Valley Baseball League’s Front Royal Cardinals and the County’s High School Baseball Leagues.

DINOSAUR LAND

3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Whitepost (540) 869-2222 www.dinosaurland.com They feature over 50 dinosaurs, inviting visitors to step into the world of the prehistoric past, turning back the pages of time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Entertain yourself in our enormous gift shop, featuring lots of dinosaur items!

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134 Golf Club Circle • (540) 636-4653 www.shenandoahvalleygolfclub.com With a 27-hole award-winning championship course featuring bent grass from tee to green, the Club is ranked in the top 10 courses in Virginia

SLY FOX GOLF CLUB

65 Jackson’s Chase Drive, Middletown (540) 635-7814 www.slyfox.com Historic course, panoramic views of surrounding mountains. Here is where challenging golf and history combine to elevate your next golf outing to a winning experience.

ENTERTAINMENT 4-H CONFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL RETREAT CENTER

600 4-H Center Drive • (540) 635-7171 www.nova4h.com Come visit their beautiful facility! Hike the Appalachian Trail, swim in the pool, enjoy wholesome meals, or just relax and enjoy the view. They offer a complete line of services including lodging, meals, wireless internet, meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment and recreational facilities.

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MAC’S ROLLER RINK

5030 Front Royal Pike, Whitepost • (540) 869-2129 www.macsrollerrink.com From a family outing to a birthday party, Mac’s has fun in store for you! Find us on Facebook for up to date news.


ROYAL CINEMAS 117 East Main Street • (540) 635-6080 www.royal-cinemas.com Are you looking for the full movie-going experience without having to wait in the long lines that often accompany that experience? They have a friendly staff, delicious, freshly popped popcorn and other snacks. They maintain a family atmosphere and obtain first run movies to be enjoyed by all ages.

ROYAL FAMILY BOWLING CENTER

430 Remount Road • (540) 636-3113 www.royalfamilybowl.com Royal Family Bowling Center is a great place to have fun times with family and friends. You can have a great time at prices that won’t break your family’s budget.

WHERE TO PLAY Continued

Bing Crosby Stadium

SUNFLOWER COTTAGE

150 Ridgemont Road, Middletown, VA (540) 869-8482 www.sunflowercottage.net Sunflower Cottage is an herb farm which grows 120,000 potted herb plants each spring from seeds and cuttings to sell to customers, including other garden centers.

VIRGINIA BEER MUSEUM 16 Chester Street • (540) 313-1441 Open Wednesday - Sunday evenings Find us on Facebook! Representing the heritage of Virginia beer, stretching from Jamestown to the current craft beer renaissance.

SAMUELS PUBLIC LIBRARY

330 East Criser Road • (540) 635-3153 www.samuelslibrary.net Samuel’s Public Library, in addition to regular library services, offers meeting rooms, free WiFi and computer usage, children and adult programs, and a Children’s Garden. It is served by the Front Royal Trolley.

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Fishing Front Royal Boat Landing

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HISTORY Battle of Front Royal Re-enactment

BALTHIS HOUSE

101 Chester Street • (540) 636-1446 www.warrenheritagesociety.org/balthis As Front Royal’s oldest surviving home, Balthis House has been beautifully restored to show you a slice of history from our early years. Please visit Ivy Lodge for a guided tour.

THE BATTLE OF FRONT ROYAL DRIVING TOUR

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CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645 (504) 869-3051 www.nps.gov/cebe The Valley witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the Civil War, including the Battle of Cedar Creek, a decisive Union victory. Explore the battlefield and Belle Grove Plantation, and learn more of the riveting history it holds.

414 East Main Street *New Edition Available*. Follow General Jackson’s campaign through the Valley in the pivotal battle of brother against brother. Please visit the Front Royal Warren County Visitors Center for a complimentary copy of our self-guided tour.

BELLE BOYD COTTAGE

101 Chester Street • (540) 636-1446 www.warrenheritagesociety.org/belleboyd Belle Boyd was a teenage girl who stayed with her aunt and uncle in Front Royal. While living at the Cottage, she spied on the Union troops occupying the town and informed Stonewall Jackson of their size and movement. You can visit the Cottage by visiting Ivy Lodge.

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Ladies in period costumes at Belle Boyd Cottage


(May 23rd 1862)

The Battle of Front Royal was part of a plan formulated by Stonewall Jackson to take control of the Shenandoah Valley. Confederate Colonel Thomas Flourney, working with Turner Ashby, successfully executed General Jackson’s plan of retaking Front Royal, Virginia from the Union Army. On May 23, 1862, Union Commander Colonel John Kenly, fortified Camp Hill with his two regiments of cavalry and artillery, extending in an arc from South Fork to Happy Creek. Confederate forces approaching Front Royal from the south made a small assault at Buckton Depot, cutting the communications between the small Front Royal detachment and the main Union army, stationed in Strasburg. Part of the Confederates remained at Buckton Depot, controlling the railroads and effectively preventing Union reinforcements from being sent to Front Royal. Confederate infantry advanced through town, splitting their forces. A column sneaked around the east flank of the Union line, attempting to force them into retreat without a frontal attack. Union Colonel Kenly, upon discovering that the enemy cavalry reinforcement was advancing, retreated from Camp Hill, heading his troops across the South and North Fork bridges, attempting to burn them as he went. His efforts were foiled when the Confederates extinguished the fire. After repairing the bridges, Confederate Colonel Flourney continued to pursue the fleeing Northerners closely. Kenly kept retreating along the Winchester turnpike and after some miles turned to position his forces for an offensive move and used the heights on either side of the pike to his advantage. Flourney’s cavalry quickly surrounded the small Union force and pushed their surrender after Kenly was wounded.

Visit the Visitors Center for more info HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF FRONT ROYAL

HISTORY

The Battle of Front Royal

Please visit the Front Royal Visitors Center for a complimentary copy of our self- guided tour detailing the history of the Battle of Front Royal and the making of our Town. See our oldest surviving home, our caboose, the train depot and other monuments to our rich history.

IVY LODGE

101 Chester Street • (540) 636-1446 www.warrenheritagesociety.org Warren Heritage Society Preserving, collecting and sharing Warren County history since 1971.

WARREN RIFLES CONFEDERATE MUSEUM

95 Chester Street • (540) 636-6982 (540) 635-3463 Relics and records of the War Between the States, including rare documents and pictures, battle arms, battle flags, uniforms and more!

Petty-Sumption House

The battle that took the lives of eighty-two Union and thirty-six Confederate soldiers ended and put General Stonewall Jackson one step closer to the eventual success of his Shenandoah Campaign.

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Holiday Inn & Suites Hampton Inn Lackawanna B&B Shenandoah Motel Motel 6 Relax Inn Front Royal Motel Twi-lite Motel Blue Ridge Motel Budget Inn Quality Inn Woodward House B&B Super 8 Motel Parkside Inn Mountain Home B&B

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Houlihan’s Golden China Restaurant Melting Pot Pizza Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant Jules Caribbean BBQ Arby’s Rancho Nuevo Wendy’s Knotty Pine Restaurant Ben’s Family Asian Cuisines Subway Yama Fuji Blue Wing Frog Oak Grill Down Home Comfort Bakery

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The Vine and Leaf Soul Mountain Café Main Street Mill Restaurant L Dee’s Pancake House Thunwa Thai Cuisine Pavemint C & C Frozen Treats

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The Element Wynn’s Diner Daily Grind Happy Creek Eatery Café Amore Anthony’s Pizza Osteria 510 Spelunker’s

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For complete accommodation listings see pages 22 and 23. For complete dining listings see pages 20 and 21. Civil War markers. For more information see pages 16 and 17.

Fox’s Pizza China Jade McDonald’s Burger King Martin’s Grocery Better Thymes El Maguey Mojo’s Grill Mom’s Country Kitchen Apple House Front Royal Diner Shop n’ Save Castiglia’s Italian Eatery Joe’s Steakhouse

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WHERE TO EAT From exotic and decadent Thai cuisine, to rich Italian pastas, from burgers grilled to perfection and topped with smoky bacon jam, to a luscious hand-made ice cream for dessert, Front Royal has something to please everyone’s palate. With a range from unique and fresh farm-to-table experiences, or a more classic dining experience, our town can provide it all. Come and dine with us on the wonderful bounty our valley provides.

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HOULIHAN’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

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GOLDEN CHINA RESTAURANT

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MELTING POT PIZZA

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JALISCO MEXICAN RESTAURANT

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JULES CARIBBEAN BARBECUE

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ARBY’S

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1204 North Royal Avenue • (540) 635-6468 7

RANCHO NUEVO

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WENDY’S

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BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

ADULT BEVERAGES

DOWN HOME COMFORT BAKERY

120 East Main Street • (540) 635-6013

836 North Commerce Avenue • (540) 636-6857

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THE OAK GRILL

107 Water Street • (540) 635-3663

915 North Royal Avenue • (540) 551-3576 8

BLUE WING FROG

219 Chester Street • (540) 622-6175

1202 North Royal Avenue • (540) 749-2020 6

YAMAFUJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

241 Chester Street • (540) 631-3454

1303 North Royal Avenue • (540) 635-7348 5

SUBWAY

530 North Royal Avenue • (540) 635-4400

138 West 14th Street • (540) 636-6146 4

BEN’S FAMILY ASIAN CUISINES

654 West 11th Street • (540) 551-3147

1423 North Shenandoah Avenue • (540) 635-3688 3

KNOTTY PINE RESTAURANT

801 North Royal Avenue • (540) 635-3064

101 Hospitality Drive • (540) 631-3045

THE VINE AND LEAF

124 East Main Street • (540) 635-1043

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SOUL MOUNTAIN CAFÉ

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L DEE’S PANCAKE HOUSE

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THUNWA THAI CUISINE

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10 South Commerce Street • (540) 631-0616 21

PAVEMINT TAPHOUSE & GRILL

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C & C FROZEN TREATS

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HAPPY CREEK COFFEE & TEA

MARTIN’S FOOD MARKET

409 South Street • (540) 635-2249 37

18 High Street • (540) 660-2133 24

BURGER KING

412 South Street • (540) 635-3326

409 East Main Street • (540) 450-7939 23

MCDONALD’S

408 South Street • (540) 635-5365

9 South Commerce Avenue • (540) 252-4707 22

CHINA JADE 239 South Street • (540) 635-9161

522 East Main Street • (540) 635-3791 20

FOX’S PIZZA DEN

239 South Street • (540) 635-2800

500 East Main Street • (540) 636-3123 19

SPELUNKERS

116 South Street • (540) 631-0300

300 East Main Street • (540) 636-1185

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BETTER THYMES

417 South Street • (540) 636-9209

THE ELEMENT

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EL MAGUEY

433 South Street • (540) 551-3608

317 East Main Street • (540) 636-1695 39

MOJO’S GRILL

424 A South Street • (540) 636-6656 40

MOM’S COUNTRY KITCHEN

407 South Commerce Street • (540) 636-7441 25

WYNN’S DINER

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215 East Main Street • (540) 635-3556 27

HAPPY CREEK EATERY

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CAFÉ AMORE

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103 South Royal Avenue • (540) 636-2000 30

SHOP N’ SAVE

260 Remount Road • (540) 622-2704

131 East Main Street • (540) 228-1477 29

FRONT ROYAL DINER

865 John Marshall Highway • (540) 636-2270

117 East Main Street • (540) 660-2133 28

THE APPLE HOUSE

4675 John Marshall Highway • (540) 636-6329

219 East Main Street • (540) 635-5956

CASTIGLIA’S ITALIAN EATERY

328 Remount Road • (540) 635-8815

JOE’S STEAKHOUSE

708 South Royal Avenue • (540) 636-5637

OSTERIA 510

510 South Royal Avenue • (540) 631-1101

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WHERE TO STAY Killhevlin Bed & Breakfast

Here in the Town of Front Royal, we have something to meet everyone’s lodging needs. If you prefer a luxurious Bed and Breakfast, a rustic cabin, an exciting camping experience, or a family friendly hotel, we can provide you with it all. We are here to make sure everyone has a great night’s sleep!

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141 West 15th Street • (540) 635-2191 F

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1400 North Shenandoah Avenue • (540) 635-4114 H

SUPER 8 MOTEL

111 South Street • (540) 636-4888 (540) 454-3213

1525 North Shenandoah Avenue • (540) 635-4101 G

WOODWARD HOUSE ON MANOR GRADE BED & BREAKFAST 413 South Royal Avenue • (540) 635-7010 (800) 635-7011

1600 North Shenandoah Avenue • (540) 635-3181 E

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10 South Commerce Avenue • (540) 635-3161

236 Riverside Drive • (540) 636-7945 D

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1122 North Royal Avenue • (540) 635-2196 (800) 766-6748

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MOUNTAIN HOME BED & BREAKFAST

3471 Remount Road • (540) 692-6198

TWI-LITE MOTEL

53 West 14th Street • (540) 635-4148 (800) 969-1089

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FRONT ROYAL RV CAMPGROUND

585 KOA Drive (Rt 340 South) • (540) 635-2741 www.frontroyalcamp.com

GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST -ELIZABETH FURNACE

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7122 Stonewall Jackson Highway • (540) 635-4066 www.gooneycreek.com

LOW-WATER BRIDGE CAMPGROUND

192 Panhandle Road, Bentonville, VA 22610 (540) 635-7277 www.lowwaterbridgecampgrounds.com

NORTH FORK RESORT ASSOCIATION

• (540) 999-3500

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RV $ SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK -LEWIS MTN. CAMPGROUND (Mile 57.5) • (540) 999-3500

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SHENANDOAH RIVER STATE PARK

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350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA 22610 (540) 622-6840 www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/shenandoah-river

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301 North Fork Road • (540) 636-2995 www.nfra.com

POE’S SOUTHFORK CAMPGROUND

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GOONEY CREEK CAMPGROUND

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WHERE TO STAY

CAMPING

SKYLINE RANCH RESORT

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751 Mountain Road • (540) 635-4169 www.skylineranchresort.com

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203 Riverside Drive • (540) 636-6192 www.poesouthforkcampground.com

CABINS LOW WATER CABINS

4-H CONFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL RETREAT CENTER

600 4-H Center Drive • (540) 635-7171 www.nova4h.com Come visit their beautiful facility! Hike the Appalachian Trail, swim in the pool, enjoy wholesome meals, or just relax and enjoy the view. They offer a complete line of services including lodging, meals, wireless internet, meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment and recreational facilities.

192 Panhandle Road, Bentonville, VA • (540) 635-7277 www.lowwaterbridgecampgrounds.com

BLUE MOUNTAIN OASIS

(540) 660-5467 • www.rainbowviews.wordpress.com

(703) 468-1823 www.weekendoasis.net/front-royal-rental-cabin

GOONEY LODGE

(704) 637-7715 • www.gooneylodge.com

RAINBOW VIEWS CABIN RIVER BEND RETREATS

(571) 235-4368 www.mountain-lodging.com/luxury_vacation_home.htm

(540) 635-5440 • www.skymontvacationrentals.com

Front Royal • (540) 636-1522 www.hthva.com hottubheaven@yahoo.com

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Shenandoah National Park (703) 242-0693 (703) 242-0315 x102 • www.patc.net

SKYMONT VACATION RENTALS

HOT TUB HEAVEN VACATION CABINS

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POTOMAC APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB CABINS

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(540) 622-6840 www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/shenandoah-river LAUNDRY

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PARKS & HIKING SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK / SKYLINE DRIVE www.nps.gov/shen With 500+ miles of trails, including part of the Appalachian Trail, SNP is a great place for all kinds of outdoor pursuits! The park boasts incredible views of the Shenandoah Valley, the Shenandoah River and the surrounding mountains. Visit the website for info on Ranger’s Programs, camping, lodging and more. For a complimentary guide to the Park, please visit the Front Royal Warren County Visitors Center.

EASTHAM PARK Luray Avenue

www.warrencountyva.net Sitting right on the river, Eastham Park offers a public boat landing with fishing, a beautiful 3 acre dog park, a 1 mile paved trail, 3 large athletic fields, a playground and interpretive signage that tells some of the history of Front Royal and the Shenandoah River.

ROCKLAND PARK 250 Rockland Park Court

www.warrencountyva.com Rockland currently includes walking trails, a large playground structure, an 18-hole disc golf course, and picnic shelters. Look for more development in the coming year!

BING CROSBY STADIUM COMPLEX GERTRUDE MILLER COMMUNITY PARK & BING CROSBY STADIUM (540) 635-1882 • www.warrencountyva.net

FANTASYLAND PLAYGROUND & LION’S COMMUNITY PARK (540) 635-7750 • 903 Warren Ave.

CLAUDE A. STOKES COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL

WARREN COUNTY SKATE PARK 101 Kerfoot Avenue

(540) 635-2849 • www.warrencountyva.net

SKYLINE SOCCER PLEX 101 Kerfoot Avenue

This park complex includes youth and adult ball diamonds, lit basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, Fantasyland playground, 2 other playgrounds, Claude A. Stokes swimming pool, picnic shelters, restrooms and Bing Crosby Stadium. The Bing Crosby Stadium is home to the Valley Baseball League’s Front Royal Cardinals and the County’s High School Baseball Leagues.

www.warrencountyva.net The Skate Park is a 15,000 square foot facility that is open to the public for use by skate boarders, in-line skaters, scooter and BMX bikers. Skaters under 14 are required to be with an adult.

www.warrencountyva.net Large soccer complex with game and practice fields. The

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Plex has picnic shelters with grills, the Ed Stump memorial playground, concession stand and restrooms.


www.treesfrontroyal.org Only a 5 minute walk from the Visitors Center, the Arboretum runs along Commerce Ave. Over 30 tree species are identified. It has benches, a gazebo, picnic tables, a footbridge and a paved trail.

THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL Trailhead located on Rte 522, 3 miles south of Front Royal • www.appalachiantrail.org The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a footpath extending 2,180 miles from ME to GA. Front Royal is a designated Appalachian Trail Community. The Visitors Center offers hospitality bags for hikers, as well as a hikers box program, lodging and shuttle information and a mail drop. The Front Royal Trolley also makes a morning and evening run to the Trail, May 1st - July 30th.

PUBLIC BOAT LANDINGS There is a public boat landing in Eastham Park (see page 24). For more local locations, please visit www.discoverfrontroyal.com, or contact us (page 4).

AROUND FRONT ROYAL GEORGE WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON NATIONAL FORESTS / ELIZABETH FURNACE RECREATION AREA /LEE RANGER DISTRICT

Fort Valley Road, Fort Valley • www.fs.usda.gov Spend the day fishing from a stocked trout stream, grilling out at one of our picnic spots, or taking a stroll across the swinging bridge to view the historical cabin. Stay the night at one of our charming campsites.

G. R. THOMPSON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA Linden, VA.

The complex contains the Café, gymnasium, a football field and indoor batting cages. Check out the website for youth programs!

www.dgif.virginia.gov With opportunities to hunt, fish, view wildlife and spectacular displays of wildflowers, or hike along a stretch of the Appalachian Trail, this is a popular place to enjoy wildlife. Permits required to be in this park and can be applied for on the website.

BURRELL BROOKS JR. COMMUNITY PARK Criser Road, Front Royal

SHENANDOAH RIVER STATE PARK 350 Daughter of the Stars

WARREN COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMPLEX 465 W. 15th Street • www.warrencountyva.net

CHIMNEY FIELDS PARK Commonwealth Avenue, Front Royal CARSON TRAIL FR Golf Club, 902 Country Club Road For details involving these parks and for reservations, please contact Warren County Parks and Recreation Office at

(540) 635-7750 or visit www.warrencountyva.net

PARKS & HIKING

HAPPY CREEK ARBORETUM Commerce Avenue

Drive, Bentonville • www.dcr.virginia.gov More than 1,600 acres along 5.2 miles of shoreline. A large riverside picnic area, trails, river access and a car-top boat launch make this a popular destination for families, anglers and canoeists. Both camping and cabins are available. With 24 miles of trails and a new zipline, the park has plenty of options for hiking, biking, horseback riding and adventure.

Andy Guest State Park

www.discoverfrontroyal.com

www.virginia.org

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WHERE TO SHOP ANDRICKS GIFTS AND COLLECTIBLES

THE GIVING TREE

ARCHITECTURAL OLD HOUSE PARTS

GOURMET DELIGHTS

21½ West 6th Street • (540) 635-9000 www.facebook.com/Andricks-Gifts-Collectibles

999-C Shenandoah Shores Road • 540-636-7984 www.oldhouseparts.net

ARLEEN BROWN ANTIQUES

204 East Main Street • (540) 635-8610 www.facebook.com/Gourmet-Delights-GiftsFraming

301 East Main Street • (703) 789-1245 www.arleenbrownantiques.com Facebook/arleenbrownantiques

GRACE PLACE CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE

BETTER THYMES NATURAL FOODS

HOUSE OF FABRICS

417 South Street • (540) 636-9209 www.betterthymes.com

BROOKLYN’S MARKETPLACE

206 East Main Street • (571) 353-4384 www.facebook.com/BrooklynsMarketplace

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13485 John Marshall Highway, Linden, VA Facebook/lindensfarmersmarket

201 East Main Street • (540) 551-3324 www.graceplacechristianstore.com

207 East Main Street • (540) 635-5873

INFOTECH

217 East Main Street • (540) 636-4111 www.infotechvs.com Facebook/InfoTechFrontRoyal


Hats at Stokes General Store

505 South Royal Avenue • (540) 252-4680 See Jake’s Bike Shack on FaceBook

JEAN’S JEWELERS

407 East Main Street • (540) 622-6166 www.jeansjewelers.com

THE KILN DOCTOR

100 East 8th Street • (540) 636-6016 www.thekilndoctor.com

WHERE TO SHOP

JAKE’S BIKE SHACK

MAIN STREET PAWN SHOP 304 East Main Street • (540) 636-9811

MOUNTAIN MYSTIC TRADING COMPANY

215 South Street • (540) 635-6318 www.mountainmystic.com

MOUNTAIN TRAILS 120 East Main Street • (540) 749-2470

NICOLLE’S JEWELRY DESIGN

214 East Main Street • (540) 622-2647 www.nicollesjewelry.com

OLE TIMERS

220 East Main Street • (540) 636-9444 www.facebook.com/oletimersantiques

ROYAL OAK BOOKSHOP

207 South Royal Avenue • (540) 635-7070 www.royaloakbookshop.com

ROYAL OAK COMPUTERS

203 East Main Street • (540) 635-7064 www.royaloakcomputers.com

STOKES GENERAL STORE

533 East Main Street • (540) 635-4437

PAGEMASTER BOOKS

904 John Marshall Highway • (540) 635-5353

TRES BELLA DAY SPA AND BOUTIQUE

426 North Royal Ave • (540) 635-2255 www.tresbellaspa.com

THE VINE AND LEAF

124 East Main Street • (540) 635-1043 www.vineandleaf.com

VIRGINIA BUILD WORKS

501 East Main Street • (540) 683-9049 www.virginiabuildworks.com

Stokes General Store

www.discoverfrontroyal.com

www.virginia.org

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EVENTS EVENTS

ST PATRICK’S IRISH SPRING FESTIVAL Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Irish music, Irish dancers, food, kissing the Blarney Stone, Pot of Gold Raffles and craft vendors. Fun for the whole family.

A TASTE FOR MYSTERIES April • www.samuelspubliclibrary.net Samuels Public Library A night of food, fun and mystery!

REDBUD FESTIVAL

3rd Saturday in April • Free admission www.browntowncommunity.com Browntown. Celebrate spring and the blooming of the redbuds. Craft and food sales, entertainment, duck race.

HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK 4th week in April • www.vagardenweek.org Offering open-air access to historic homes in various Virginia locations.

FAMILY FUN DAY

2nd Saturday in May www.FaceBook.com/C&CFrozenTreats Parade at 10 a.m. Activities until 6 p.m. Fun for all ages.

VIRGINIA WINE & CRAFT FESTIVAL

3rd Saturday in May • Free admission www.frontroyalchamber.com Downtown Front Royal. Celebrate Virginia’s wonderful wineries with wine and craft vendors, live entertainment, food and more.

BATTLE OF FRONT ROYAL

June • www.discoverfrontroyal.com Village Commons and Chester Street Reenactment of the Battle of Front Royal Encampments of both Union and Confederate forces.

GAZEBO FLICKS

Thursdays evenings, June - July • Free admission www.discoverfrontroyal.com Downtown Front Royal. Bring your chairs for family fun with free movies. Food vendors onsite.

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Fridays at 7pm, from June - August • Free admission www.blueridgearts.org Located at the Town Commons. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy live music for the whole family!

VIRGINIA HERB FESTIVAL 2nd weekend in June • www.virginiaherbfestival.com Sunflower Cottage, Middletown Herb clearance sale, farm brewery, cooking and beer making demonstrations, craft vendors.

FIREWORKS DISPLAY July 3rd, Northern Virginia 4-H • Free admission www.nova4h.com Preceded by music from the Front Royal Oratorio Society and the American Legion Band. Midnight swimming to follow, at the 4H pool. Weather permitting.

CONSERVATION DISCOVERY DAY

1st full weekend in October www.nationalzoo.si.edu/events/conservationdiscovery-day Are you a budding biologist, curious conservationist or animal lover who’s passionate about science and saving the planet? This sci-tacular day at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute includes hands-on activities, research demonstrations, and career panel discussions with conservation biologists, field ecologists, research scientists, veterinarians and animal keepers.

EVENTS

GAZEBO GATHERINGS

FESTIVAL OF LEAVES

2nd Saturday in October • Free admission www.warrenheritagesociety.org Downtown Front Royal. A fun family event with live music, tours of our historic homes, and reenactors.

HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN WARREN COUNTY FAIR

First full week of August • www.warrencountyfair.com Warren County Fairgrounds. Join us for 4H displays, craft vendors, yummy fair food and lots of family fun!

VIRGINIA AIR SHOW

August • www.virginiaairshow.com Front Royal Warren County Airport Wings from biplanes to Warbirds, gliders to exotic aircraft Wheels from Ford mustangs to classic cars.

BREW & BLUES FESTIVAL

4th Saturday in September • Free admission www.frontroyalchamber.com Downtown Front Royal. Brews from all over Virginia, lots of good food and plenty of live Blues music.

APPALOOSA MUSIC FESTIVAL Labor Day weekend • www.appaloosafestival.com Skyline Ranch Resort. 30+ bands playing bluegrass, Celtic, Americana, Rock, Folk and more.

October 31st • www.discoverfrontroyal.com Downtown Front Royal. Free admission. Come and join us as the Main Street merchants hand out candy.

DECK THE HALLS 3rd Friday in November • www.blueridgearts.org Blue Ridge Arts Council Kick off the holiday season with this gala. Silent auction and live auction.

HOLLY JOLLY SATURDAY 3rd Saturday in November • www.blueridgearts.org Blue Ridge Arts Council Featuring visits with Santa and fun holiday entertainment and activities for the whole family.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAY PARADE 1st Saturday in December • www.frontroyalchamber.com Downtown Front Royal Santa finishes up this parade with floats, music and our hometown groups. See our event calendar for more events and details,

www.DiscoverFrontRoyal.com

For other events, check out these websites: www.SamuelsLibrary.net, www.SelahTheatreProject.org

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AROUND TOWN LAUNDROMATS EDDIE’S COIN LAUNDRY 134 Hillidge Street

FAMILY CONVENIENCE LAUNDRY 525 North Royal Avenue

FRONT ROYAL LAUNDRY CENTER 505 East Main Street

NORTHERN VIRGINIA 4-H CONFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL RETREAT CENTER

600 4-H Center Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-7171 • www.nova4h.com Come visit our beautiful facility! Hike the Appalachian Trail, play tennis, swim in the pool, enjoy wholesome meals, or just relax and enjoy the view. We offer a complete line of services including lodging, meals, wireless internet, meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment and recreational facilities!

SUDS CITY COIN & DROP OFF LAUNDRY

Royal Plaza Shopping Center, 429 South Street

ADDITIONAL SERVICES SAMUELS PUBLIC LIBRARY

330 East Criser Road, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-3153 • www.samuelslibrary.net

FRONT ROYAL /WARREN COUNTY AIRPORT

229 Stokes Airport Road, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-3570 • www.virginiaairshow.com Come fly, soar and balloon with us. We are located within minutes of Front Royal, just south of Interstate 66, near the entrance to the Skyline Drive.

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TOWN OF FRONT ROYAL TOWN HALL

102 East Main Street • www.frontroyalva.com (540) 635-8007

FRONT ROYAL – WARREN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

201 East 2nd Street, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-3185 • www.frontroyalchamber.com


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Samuels Libra ry/Ro yal Arms 8:42 9:42 10:4211:421:12 2:12 3:12 4:12

14

Mountain Oaks Apts.

6

Gateway Plaza

8:44 9:44 10:4411:441:14 2:14 3:14 4:14

15

Health Department/DSS 9:11 10:1111:1112:111:41 2:41 3:41 4:41

6

Gateway Plaza1:161:462:162:463:163:464:164:465:165:46

6

Gateway Plaza1:182:183:184:185:18

7

Royal Plaza/Rural King8:48 9:48 10:4811:481:18 2:18 3:18 4:18

16

Family Store/Monroe Ave.

9:16 10:1611:1612:161:46 2:46 3:46 4:46

7

Royal Plaza

7

Royal Plaza

7B

Appalachian Trail

17

W arren County Comm . Cnt r.

9:18 10:1811:1812:181:48 2:48 3:48 4:48

7B

A.T. Crossing

7B

A.T. Crossing

19

Target/ W almart 1:402:403:404:405:40

18

RMA Cir cle

4

NW Community rvices Se

Crossing

9:50*

2:20*

1

9:09 10:0911:0912:091:39 2:39 3:39 4:39

Visitors Center 1:081:382:082:383:083:384:084:385:085:38

1:221:522:222:523:223:524:224:525:225:52 2:20*

5:20 *

8

South St./Pine

8:54 9:54 10:5411:541:24 2:24 3:24 4:24

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Randolph Macon Academy9:22 10:2211:2212:221:52 2:52 3:52 4:52

Royal Theatre 1:261:562:262:563:263:564:264:565:265:56

9

Court House

9:55 9:55 10:5511:551:25 2:25 3:25 4:25

1

Visitors Center

RMA Cir cle

10

Valley Health/Laura Va. Hale 8:57 9:57 10:5711:571:27 2:27 3:27 4:27

1

Visitors Center

9:00 10:0011:0012:001:30 2:30 3:30 4:30

* 7B Service only available 5/1 - 7/31

www.discoverfrontroyal.com

9:25 10:2511:2512:251:55 2:55 3:55 4:55

Provides Daily rvice Se to: Food Lion, Martin’s, CVS Pharmacy, Downtown Froyal, Warren Memorial Hospital & Randolph Macon Academy

www.virginia.org

1

18

= Courtesy stops only

16

1:302:002:303:003:304:004:305:005:306:00

Visitors Center 1:142:143:144:145:14 Bowling Alley1:162:163:164:165:16

Bowling Alley1:141:442:142:443:143:444:144:445:145:44

1:222:223:224:225:22 2:20*

5:20*

2:003:004:005:006:00

Sunday ovides Pr rSe vice to: Randolph Macon Academy, Target, Walmart & Valley Health

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Virginia State Parks Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr. Shenandoah River

• Visitor center • Cabins, 16-sleeper lodge

• Miles of horse trails

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• Water/sewer hookups

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FRONT ROYAL, VA www.discoverfrontroyal.com photo by: Neal Lewis

2018 Front Royal Visitors Guide  
2018 Front Royal Visitors Guide