Warren County – Front Royal


Chester Street is showcased on this walking tour in Front Royal’s Historic District. As part of the earliest thoroughfare from Winchester crossing the Blue Ridge, visitors will stroll through two centuries of Warren County history. The historic district encompasses the town’s main commercial core and surrounding residential neighborhoods, composed mostly of late 19th and early 20th century buildings. They range from popular styles of the period to distinctive vernacular building forms. The tour includes the three historic properties of the Warren Heritage Society Village, an 1800s log house, and charming Victorian home – the 1904 home of diarist Lucy Buck. In addition to the walking tour in the downtown area, guests can drive up the hill to Bel Air mansion, built in 1795, which overlooks the town. This was the grand home to 19-year-old Lucy whose detailed diary entries during the Civil War have been invaluable for historians.


  • Date
    Saturday April 15, 2023
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Host
    The Garden Club of Warren County
  • Price
    $30 pp in advance at VAGardenWeek.org
  • Location
    101 Chester Street, Front Royal, VA, USA, Tour Headquarters, Ivy Lodge
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