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VISITORS GUIDE

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Front Royal Visitor’s Center 414 East Main Street | Front Royal, VA 22630 Toll Free: (800) 338-2576 | Local: (540) 635-5788 photo by Eden Photography

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Front Royal Visitors Center

414 East Main Street Front Royal, VA 22630

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Toll Free: (800) 338-2576 | Local: (540) 635-5788 www.facebook.com/VisitFrontRoyal

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FRONT ROYAL, VA We research to ensure as much accuracy as possible in all of our printed materials, however any and all data included is subject to change at any point. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in any printed materials, including the Visitors Guide. Listing in this guide does not imply an endorsement from the Town of Front Royal or our affiliates. Reproduction of the Front Royal Visitors Guide requires prior written permission from the Town of Front Royal. We would like to thank all of the dedicated staff and volunteers for the Town of Front Royal. Without your diligent work, this guide would not have been possible. We are grateful for the special contributions from Patrick Farris, Niki Foster, Kathy Conkey, Weatherly Morgan and her staff at Weathervane Graphics, Alicen Nicot, Mike Howren and his staff at Lure Creative. With photo credits going to Denise Shideler of Eden Photography, Christine Grubbs, Weatherly Morgan, Glen Ferst, Kelly Walker, Bill Wilson, Susan Jefferey, Cindy Rodney, Jason Schneider, Jeffrey Greenburg, Vicenc Sabreur and Ken Thurman.

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- Cover Picture taken by Eden Photography


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


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!

into our Visitors Center, our historic train 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 and distilleries around us, as you taste the wonderful vintages that the 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

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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THE FRONT ROYAL VISITORS CENTER HAS A MASCOT. Meet Chester, the Railroad Bear. Named after one of the oldest streets in our town, Chester has a grand time visiting all the wonderful places in Front Royal and Warren County. He will pop up frequently on our Facebook page, with all kinds of stories about his exploits. Bring your camera into the Visitors Center to take your very own picture with Chester!

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SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK The Shenandoah National Park, just outside of Front Royal, 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.

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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, 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 astounded, flabbergasted, dumbfounded, stupefied and 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.


PARK ENTRANCES FRONT ROYAL ENTRANCE STATION

SWIFT RUN GAP ENTRANCE STATION

(Mile 0.6) is reachable via US 340.

(Mile 65.7) is reachable via US 33.

THORNTON GAP ENTRANCE STATION

ROCKFISH GAP ENTRANCE STATION

(Mile 31.5) is reachable via US 211.

(Mile 104.9) is reachable via I-64.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

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

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

ENTRANCE FEES Shenandoah Single Vehicle Fee Unlimited includes entry for one vehicle and passengers for seven consecutive days. Vehicles must be private, noncommercial and with a seating capacity of 15 or less. $25 Motorcycles with unlimited entry for seven consecutive days. $20 Shenandoah “Per Person” Fee Walk-up or single bicycle fee. Unlimited entry for seven consecutive days. $10 For a variety of yearly passes, and information on fee free days, please visit... www.nps.gov/shen

Information Line: (540) 999-3500 www.nps.gov/shen Relay Center/TDD: (800) 828-1120 Lodging Reservations: (877) 247-9261 www.goshenandoah.com Campground Reservations: (877) 444-6777 www.recreation.gov

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SIPPING AROUND CHATEAU O’BRIEN AT NORTHPOINT Vineyard & Winery 3238 Railstop Road, Markham, VA 22643 (540) 364-6441 Thursday to Monday 11 – 5 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. COPPER FOX DISTILLERY

9 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740 • (540) 987-8554 Monday to Saturday 10 – 6 Sunday 1 – 6 www.copperfox.biz At Copper Fox Distillery, we dedicate ourselves to making great American spirits. Pot-stilled in small batches, one barrel at a time. Come try our gold medal award-winning whiskies!

DESERT ROSE Ranch & Winery

13726 Hume Road, Hume, VA 22639 • (540) 635-3200 Open daily 12-6. And by appointment. www.desertrosewinery.com We are located on an operating horse ranch where horses are an integral part of our daily life. We invite you to visit our unique tasting room, which is a step back in time to the Old West, where you will be served at the horseshoe bar. We are a family and pet friendly winery where picnickers are always welcome.

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FOX MEADOW Vineyard & Winery

3310 Freezeland Road, Linden, VA 22642 (540) 636-6777 Monday to Friday 11 – 5 Saturday and Sunday 11 – 6 Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in January www.foxmeadowwinery.com Located at a 1750 foot elevation, Fox Meadow Winery has a unique microclimate. This higher elevation causes a slower ripening of our fruit and allows for us to create bold red wines. Using traditional small lots and handcrafted wine making techniques, we concentrate on producing high quality, award-winning wines. Bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors, or enjoy the lighter fare offered in our tasting room.

GLEN MANOR Vineyard & Winery 2244 Browntown Road, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-6324 Open 11 to 5 Sundays 12 to 5 Apr-Nov: Closed Monday and Tuesday Dec-Mar: Closed Monday- Thursday www.glenmanorvineyards.com Our Mission at Glen Manor Vineyards is to be true to our land and to capture its essence in our grapes. We do this through progressive viticulture and agriculture practices and in our wines by gentle and minimal handling and non-interventionist winemaking methods. We are proud and longtime stewards of this vineyard and welcome you to visit.


NAKED MOUNTAIN Vineyard & Winery 2747 Leeds Manor, Road Markham, VA 22643 (540) 364-1609 Dec – March: Open Daily 11 - 5 April-Nov: Mon to Thurs 11 - 5, Fri to Sun 11-6 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 Virginia-grown 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!

RAPPAHANNOCK CELLARS Vineyard & Winery 14437 Hume Road, Huntly, VA 22640 (540) 635-9398 Open daily from 11:30 to 5, Saturdays until 6. 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.

SIPPING AROUND

MILLER WINERY Tasting Room 23 South Royal Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 692-1411 Entrance and parking in the back. Open on Saturday at noon and by special appointment. www.millerwinery.com At our hand crafted micro-scale, we do things slightly different and more traditional than most of the modern day processes. It is my belief our approach and the experience you’ll achieve by tasting and buying a bottle of wine, that we might have only produced 350 of, will leave you with a truly unique and remarkable experience you’ll love to share with others. I look forward to tasting with you soon.

PHILIP CARTER WINERY OF VIRGINIA Vineyard & Winery

4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume, VA 22639 (540) 364-1203 • Open daily year-round. Call on holidays for availability. www.pcwinery.com At Philip Carter, our history is wine and our future is to promote the gracious way of life through wine, art and culture. Philip Carter Winery offers the absolute perfect way for each and every person to enjoy the unique terroir and breathtaking beauty of Fauquier County. From a romantic walk through the Philip Carter vineyards to an elegant winemaker’s dinner in our grand Cleve Hall or the perfect personalized, private group tasting in our King Carter suite overlooking the vineyards, our incredible family winery is sure to satisfy!

BACKROOM BREWERY Tasting Room

150 Ridgemont Road, Middletown, VA 22645 (540) 869-8482 Tasting room open daily 11 until 9. 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.

Please call for availability during holiday hours.

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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 FRONT ROYAL OUTDOORS

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.

DOWN RIVER CANOE COMPANY

305 Daughter of the Stars Drive, Bentonville Located inside Shenandoah River State Park (540) 622-2000 www.zipthepark.com Fly through the forest reaching speeds up to 40 mph and soar at heights ranging from 15 to 90 feet above the forest floor, all while attached to 2 steel cables. The tour includes a thrilling 1,039 foot zip line, followed by a 30 foot rappel. Call us today!

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

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SKYLINE CANOE COMPANY

8567 Stonewall Jackson Highway (800) 270-8808 (540) 635-5440 www.frontroyaloutdoor.com Front Royal Canoe offers 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!

VIRGINIA CANOPY TOURS


SECRET PASSAGE RANCH

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

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 us. We are located within minutes of Front Royal, near the entrance to Skyline Drive.

CAVERN TOURS

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

MARRIOTT RANCH

5305 Marriott Lane, Hume 22639 (540) 364-2627 Join us for an hour and a half trail ride across our beautiful 4200 acre Marriot Ranch nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Call for reservations.

WHERE TO PLAY

AIR TOURS BLUE RIDGE HOT AIR BALLOONS

SKYLAND RESORT

Located in Shenandoah National Park (877) 847-1919

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

GOLF COURSES BLUE RIDGE SHADOWS GOLF CLUB

SKYLINE CAVERNS

10334 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.

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.

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.

ROYAL HORSESHOE FARM

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.

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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.

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

SLY FOX GOLF CLUB

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

SHENANDOAH VALLEY GOLF CLUB

134 Golf Club Circle • (540) 636-4653 www.svgcgolf.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

FOOT GOLF COURSE

902 Country Club Road • (540) 636-9061 www.warrencountyva.net/footgolf

ENTERTAINMENT ROYAL FAMILY BOWLING

430 Remount Road • (540) 636-3113 www.royalfamilybowl.com Bowling FUN for all ages in Front Royal, VA. At Royal Family Bowl you can have a great time at prices that won’t break your family’s budget. Featuring birthday parties, leagues and great food & beverages.

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? We have a friendly staff, delicious, freshly popped popcorn and other snacks. We maintain a family atmosphere and obtain first run movies to be enjoyed by all ages.

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.

4-H CONFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL RETREAT CENTER

600 4-H Center Drive • (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.

SAMUELS PUBIC 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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WHERE TO PLAY Continued

Bing Crosby Stadium

BING CROSBY STADIUM

East 8th Street • (703) 244-6662 www.frontroyalcardinals.org Bing Crosby Stadium is one of the nicest baseball venues in the Shenandoah Valley and is also a place rich with history. Come out and join us for a game!

DINOSAUR LAND

3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Whitepost (540) 869-2222 www.dinosaurland.com Dinosaur Land features 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!

In memory of Marty Hayes (center). Thank you for the memories and years of service

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.

Travel South on Hwy 340 (N Royal Ave) for 8.5 mi. Turn RIGHT onto Daughter of Stars Drive to enter Shenanodah River (Andy Guest) State Park Follow blue “Canopy Tour Zipline” signs 1371 Daughter of Stars Dr, Bentonville, VA

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HISTORY photo by: Christine Grubbs

IVY LODGE

101 Chester Street • (540) 636-1446 Monday-Friday: 9:30 am to 4 pm 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 Open April to November Mon-Sat: 9 am to 4 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm Relics and records of the War Between the States, including rare documents and pictures, battle arms, battle flags, uniforms and more!

BELLE BOYD COTTAGE

101 Chester Street • (540) 636-1446 Open the same hours as Ivy Lodge. www.warrenheritagesociety.org/belleboyd Come join us to explore the preserved history of Belle Boyd, the teenaged Confederate spy. Please visit Ivy Lodge for a guided tour.

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HISTORIC WALKING TOUR 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.


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 at 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.

BALTHIS HOUSE

101 Chester Street • (540) 636-1446 Open the same hours as Ivy Lodge. 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.

HISTORY

The Battle of Front Royal

THE BATTLE OF FRONT ROYAL DRIVING TOUR

414 East Main Street Open every day - 9 am to 5 pm *New Edition Available*. Follow General Jackson’s campaign through the Valley in the pivotal battle of brother against brother. Please visit the Front Royal Visitors Center for a complimentary copy of our self- guided tour.

CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645 Open every day of the week- 9 am to 4:30 pm 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.

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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FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND TOWN A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O.

FOOD & DINING

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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 Happy Creek Coffee The Element Wynn’s Diner Daily Grind The Wine and Duck Miller Winery Anthony’s Pizza Osteria 510 Spelunker’s

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 Thyme’s El Maguey Rural King 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

202 North Royal Avenue • (240) 551-6033 6

YAMAFUJI

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

WI-FI

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

DOG FRIENDLY

MEETING FACILITIES


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 open 24/7 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 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

WHERE TO EAT

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BETTER THYMES

417 South Street • (540) 636-9209 M-S 9-7 Sun 12-5

THE ELEMENT

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EL MAGUEY

433 South Street • (540) 551-3608

317 East Main Street • (540) 636-1695 40

MOJO’S GRILL

424 A South Street • (540) 636-6656 41

MOM’S COUNTRY KITCHEN

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

WYNN’S DINER

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THE MAIN STREET DAILY GRIND

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215 East Main Street • (540) 635-3414 27

THE WINE AND DUCK RESTAURANT

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MILLER WINERY

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ANTHONY’S PIZZA

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

SHOP N’ SAVE

260 Remount Road • (540) 622-2704

23 South Royal Avenue • (540) 692-1411 29

FRONT ROYAL DINER

865 John Marshall Highway • (540) 636-2270

117 East Main Street • (540) 636-1000 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

www.discoverfrontroyal.com

www.virginia.org

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WHERE TO STAY 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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541 South Royal Avenue • (540) 631-1153

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

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

RELAX INN 1525 North Shenandoah Avenue • (540) 635-4101

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10 South Commerce Avenue • (540) 635-3161

SHENANDOAH MOTEL 1600 North Shenandoah Avenue • (540) 635-3181

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

236 Riverside Drive • (540) 636-7945 D

BLUE RIDGE MOTEL

1370 North Shenandoah Avenue • (540) 636-7200

HAMPTON INN

9800 Winchester Road • (540) 635-1882 (800) Hampton C

TWI-LITE MOTEL

SUPER 8 MOTEL

11 South Street • (540) 636-4888 (800) 454-3213

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

MOUNTAIN HOME BED & BREAKFAST

3471 Remount Road • (540) 692-6198

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FRONT ROYAL RV CAMPGROUND

RV SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK -MATHEWS ARM CAMPGROUND (Mile 22.1)

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

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GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST -ELIZABETH FURNACE

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK -BIG MEADOWS CAMPGROUND (Mile 51)

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GOONEY CREEK CAMPGROUND

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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.lowwaterbridgecampground.com

NORTH FORK RESORT ASSOCIATION

RV $

• (540) 999-3500

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

www.nps.gov/shenandoah

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK -LOFT MTN. CAMPGROUND (Mile 79.5)

www.nps.gov/shenandoah

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• (540) 999-3500

SHENANDOAH RIVER STATE PARK

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350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA 22610 (540) 622-6840 www.virginiastateparks.gov/shenandoahriver

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

POE’S SOUTHFORK CAMPGROUND

www.nps.gov/shenandoah

• (540) 999-3500

WHERE TO STAY

CAMPING

SKYLINE RANCH RESORT

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

RV

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

CABINS BLUE MOUNTAIN OASIS

POTOMAC APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB CABINS

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

Shenandoah National Park (703) 242-0693 (703) 242-0315

GOONEY LODGE

RAINBOW VIEW CABIN

(704) 798-5200 • www.gooneylodge.com

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

HAPPY CREEK LOG CABINS

RIVER BEND RETREATS

(866) 456-4600 www.mountain-lodging.com/luxury_vacation_home

(828) 763-2244

HOT TUB HEAVEN VACATION CABINS

SKYMONT VACATION RENTALS

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

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

Open year round, our nine cabins accommodate two to ten people. Located on Blue Mountain-10 miles east of Front Royal. Fully functioning homes each with their own hot tub! Community lake access! Dog friendly!

LOW WATER CABINS

SHENANDOAH RIVER STATE PARK

(540) 622-6840 www.virginiastateparks.gov/shenandoahriver

(540) 635-7277

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SHOWERS

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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 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, & 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

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

This park complex includes youth & 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 of the Valley Baseball League’s Front Royal Cardinals and the County’s High School Baseball Leagues. Stadium Drive, Front Royal. Fantasyland Playground- 903 Warren Ave. www.frontroyalcardinals.com

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.

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


www.treesfrontroyal.org 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

west of Front Royal • www.appalachiantrail.org The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a footpath extending 2,178 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 15th to July 15th.

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 2).

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

Fort Valley Rd, 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.”

Leave No Trace Principles PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE Learn everything

LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND Do not damage,

you can about the area you plan to visit, including any rules or regulations for trails and parks.

deface, or remove any natural objects or cultural artifacts. Leave them for others to enjoy. Don’t build structures, alter natural features, or dig trenches while you are in the wilderness.

TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES Use established campsites and trails, where available. Keep camps small and at least 200 ft from water and trails.

DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY ‘Pack it in, Pack it out’ for all trash. Bury human waste 6 – 8 in. deep and at least 200 ft from any water.

www.discoverfrontroyal.com

MINIMIZE USE AND IMPACT OF FIRES Use a lightweight stove or burner if possible. If you build a fire, use only small dead wood found on the ground and use an existing fire ring.

www.virginia.org

RESPECT WILDLIFE Watch wildlife from a distance and never approach, feed, or follow it. Seal food tightly and store it out of reach. Control your pets at all times. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS Don’t disturb others. Preserve the natural quiet of the outdoors. When you pass horses, step off the trail and speak softly.

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WHERE TO SHOP ANTIQUES OLE TIMERS

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

ARLEEN BROWN ANTIQUES

MAIN STREET PAWN SHOP

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

PRIMITIVE COTTAGE

304 E Main Street • (540) 636-9811

ARCHITECTURAL OLD HOUSE PARTS

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

505 South Royal Avenue • (540) 683-1584 www.primitivecottage.weebly.com

BROOKLYN’S MARKETPLACE

SHOPPING ROYAL OAK BOOKSHOP

STOKES GENERAL STORE

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

PAGEMASTER BOOKS

904 John Marshall Highway • (540) 635-5353

ROYAL OAK COMPUTERS

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

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INFOTECH

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

113 E Main Street • (571) 353-4384 www.facebook.com/BrooklynsMarketplace

533 East Main Street • (540) 635-4437

B & G GOODS

506 East Main Street • (540) 636-9639 Facebook/BG-Goods

GOURMET DELIGHTS

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


WHERE TO SHOP

GRACE PLACE CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE

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

ANDRICKS GIFTS AND COLLECTIBLES

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

TRES BELLA DAY SPA AND BOUTIQUE

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

THE GIVING TREE

13485 John Marshall Highway, Linden, VA (540) 635-8880 Facebook/The-Giving-Tree

ELEVENTY-SEVEN TOY SHOP 529 East Main Street • (540) 635-1361

HOUSE OF FABRICS

207 East Main Street • (540) 635-5873

MOUNTAIN MYSTIC TRADING COMPANY

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

SUNFLOWER COTTAGE

COMPUTER MEDICAL CENTER

529 East Main Street • (540) 635-1361 www.computermedcenter.com

150 Ridgemont Road, Middletown, VA (540) 869-8482 www.sunflowercottage.net

THE KILN DOCTOR

THE VINE AND LEAF

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

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

BROWN’S PASTIMES DECOR, ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES 218 Main Street • (540) 758-1180

NICOLLE’S JEWELRY DESIGN

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

JEAN’S JEWELERS

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

SHENANDOAH SPICE COMPANY BETTER THYMES NATURAL FOODS

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

www.discoverfrontroyal.com

www.virginia.org

202 East Main Street Facebook/ShenandoahSpiceCompany www.ShenandoahSpiceCompany.com

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EVENTS EVENTS

NEW YEARS EVE FRONT ROYAL New Years’ Eve in Downtown Front Royal Come and ring in the New Year with us, as we celebrate in a family friendly community event. We’ll have live music, dance performances, face painting, balloon animals, food and much, much more!

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 Samuels Public Library A night of food, fun and mystery! For more information visit samuelslibrary.net

REDBUD FESTIVAL

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

BATTLE OF FRONT ROYAL

May Village Commons and Chester Street Reenactment of the Battle of Front Royal Encampments of both Union and Confederate forces.

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

VIRGINIA WINE & CRAFT FESTIVAL 3rd Saturday in May • Free admission Downtown Front Royal Celebrate Virginia’s wonderful wineries with wine and craft vendors, live entertainment, food and more.

GAZEBO FLICKS

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


GAZEBO GATHERINGS

VIRGINIA HERB FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL OF LEAVES

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

HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN

2nd weekend in June, Sunflower Cottage, Reliance Herb clearance sale, farm brewery, cooking and beer making demonstrations, craft vendors.

October 31st Downtown Front Royal. Free admission. Come and join us as the Main Street merchants hand out candy. We will have our very own haunted graveyard, headless horseman, free popcorn and more!

FIREWORKS DISPLAY

DECK THE HALLS

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

3rd Friday in November Blue Ridge Arts Council Kick off the holiday season with this gala. Silent auction and live auction.

WARREN COUNTY FAIR

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

VIRGINIA AIR SHOW

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

HOMETOWN HOLIDAY PARADE

August Front Royal Warren County Airport Wings from biplanes to Warbirds, gliders to exotic aircraft Wheels from Ford mustangs to classis cars.

1st Saturday in December Downtown Front Royal Santa finishes up this parade with floats music and our hometown groups.

BREW & BLUES FESTIVAL

See our event calendar for more events and details,

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

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

AUTUMN CONSERVATION FESTIVAL

1st full weekend in October Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Learn the site’s interesting history and tour the facilities of the Institute including the endangered species housed there

www.DiscoverFrontRoyal.com

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

EVENTS

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


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

SUDS CITY COIN & DROP OFF LAUNDRY

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!

Royal Plaza Shopping Center, 429 South Street

TOWN OF FRONT ROYAL

ADDITIONAL SERVICES SAMUELS PUBLIC LIBRARY

TOWN OF FRONT ROYAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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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NORTHERN VIRGINIA 4-H CONFERENCE AND EDUCATIONAL RETREAT CENTER

PO Box 1560 Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-8007

102 East Main Street • www.frontroyalva.com

FRONT ROYAL/WARREN COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

400-D Kendrick Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-2182 • www.wceda.com

FRONT ROYAL – WARREN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

106 Chester Street, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-3185 • www.frontroyalchamber.com


ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR

1500 North Shenandoah Ave • (540) 636-8181 www.enterprise.com

US POST OFFICE

120 East 3rd Street • (540) 635-7983 The closest ATM to the Visitors Center is across East Main Street, behind First Citizens Bank.

AROUND TOWN

WIZARDS OF REALTY

737 Megeath Farm Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-0635 • www.WizardsOfRealty.com info@wizardsofrealty.com The Wizards of Realty (Allison James Estates & Homes), your one stop source for all your real estate needs including residential, commercial, new homes, horse farms, equestrian estates and wineries. Serving Virginia.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY If you need an ambulance, police assistance, or fire and rescue, please call 911.

VALLEY HEALTH URGENT CARE  

65 Riverton Commons Plaza (540) 635-0700 www.valleyhealthlink.com/urgentcare

WARREN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL  

1000 North Shenandoah Ave (540) 636-0300 www.valleyhealthlink.com/WMH

HENDERSON’S TOWING & RECOVERY  

210 East 4th St • (540) 736-4421 Open 24 hours www.frontroyaltowingservice.com

YELLOW CAB OF THE SHENANDOAH

437 South Royal Ave • 540-622-6060

www.discoverfrontroyal.com

www.virginia.org

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

“We Create Smiles” • Full Breakfast • Wireless Internet • On-Site Parking • Complimentary Snacks Member: Bed and Breakfasts of the Historic Shenandoah Valley BBHSV

“1869”

www.LackawannaBB.com FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL (540) 636-7945 | stay@lackawannabb.com

Sandra & Philip Charles Innkeepers

• Visitor center • Cabins, 16-sleeper lodge

• Miles of horse trails

• 32-site RV campground and primitive campground

• Interpretive kayak and tube trips

• Water/sewer hookups

• Special events and weddings

• Picnic shelters

• Educational programs

• 26 miles of trails

• An active “Friends” group

236 Riverside Drive Front Royal, VA 22630

• Fishing, boating and hunting

800-933-PARK (7275) www.virginiastateparks.gov

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