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Address: Harrisonburg, VA
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+1 540-249-4435
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Historic home dating back to the Civil War that can be visited by...

Historic home dating back to the Civil War that can be visited by appointment or every Sunday during posted hours.

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Great Little Museum

I wasn't even aware of the name of the museum and have been there twice! I stumbled onto the reviews ....but it led me to write about this little gem of a place! The volunteers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
arnmia
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't even aware of the name of the museum and have been there twice! I stumbled onto the reviews ....but it led me to write about this little gem of a place! The volunteers are SUPER dedicated and so kind, enthusiastic and helpful. The museum is a wealth of information and quite charming. I highly recommend the time to... More 

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Port Republic is a village that time has forgotten--ten minutes down the road from sprawling Harrisonburg. The community created a small local history museum in the Frank Kemper House, most noted as the building in which Turner Ashby, the famous Confederate cavalry commander, laid in his coffin following his death on June 6, 1862. Ashby and the Civil War are... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

The place is not in Harrisonburg as the map notes. It's a about ten miles southeast of the downtown area. The map location is incorrect.v

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

The Kemper House is in historic Port Republic, a little village with a huge heritage. The volunteer staff here does everything possible on a shoestring budget. Don't expect the Smithsonian but this little site is worth a side trip from Harrisonburg--ask about visiting the nearby battlefield

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