Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Walking Tour of Front Royal, Virginia

When we stopped at the Visitor's Center in Front Royal, Virginia, we found that they offered a walking tour of the quaint town. The Visitor's Center is actually the old train station from the 1850s. A gazebo sits in the Village Commons area. Front Royal, founded in 1788, was restored by the Downtown Revitalization Project in the 1980s. I'll show you some interesting things I saw while there.



Here is the view looking up Main St.



The little red caboose next to the Visitor's Center was given to the town in 1989 by the Norfolk and Southern Railway Company. It rests on original tracks.


This gathered shop has high quality homespun gifts and homegrown goods.




We had lunch at The Apple House Deli. The sandwiches and potato salad were outstanding.



Dan had the Main St. Club and I had the Blue Ridge sandwich.


I found interesting things at Roger's Antiques shop:


wooden boxes, a jewelry box and a vintage Avon hands dish.


In another antique shop I saw this cootie game in mint condition. Boy, did it bring back childhood memories.


I meandered into House of Fabrics and noticed the old fabric measuring machine. I hadn't seen one like this in many many years, not since I was a young seamstress.


The architecture of the First Citizens Bank was interesting.



The Main St. Mill Restaurant was the old feed mill.


And finally, we saw some interesting signs while visiting the town of Front Royal.


There is so much more to see here, including all of the historic buildings. If you're ever in Virginia, I would highly recommend visiting this cute town where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Shenandoah River!

Dan, the love of my life, posing in front of the gazebo.

9 comments:

  1. Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures. A great destination. Keep in touch

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  2. You two are having so much fun traveling together.

    That town looks like a fun place to shop and explore.

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  3. I've only been to Virginia twice, but I love that place. There's beauty and history in every nook and cranny! Looks like a great tour!

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  4. Looks like it would be a fun place to visit, and your lunch looks yummy. Those boxes are so pretty!
    Going anywhere that requires a lot of walking is not in my plans right now - unfortunately.
    Thanks for sharing your trip.

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  5. Wow...I want to go shop in those stores!!! And eat at that Deli! Yum!!!
    xo Kris

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  6. Beautiful! enjoyed this tour too Patty! Happy 4th!

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  7. Looks like you and Dan had a great time. The shops look amazing and the food delish!
    Happy 4th.
    Kris

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  8. Oh yes, I remember those old fabric measuring devices. We're you temped to purchase cootie? Looks like it was a nice day spent.
    Sharon

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  9. Oh, I love everything about this post. What a wonderful day you had. I love doing things like this and just enjoying the town's beauty. Great photos Patty!

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