Welcome to the Warren Heritage Society

Warren Heritage Society front sign.

Welcome to the Warren Heritage Society, the heart of historical discovery in Front Royal/Warren County. Established in 1971, we are located at 101 Chester Street in downtown Front Royal, Virginia, amidst the scenic Shenandoah Valley.

Our mission is to preserve and share our community's rich history through museum exhibits, archives, and educational programs. Explore our Gift Shop and Book Store, offering a diverse array of local history, traditions, and crafts. Begin your journey in our Laura Virginia Hale Archives, your source for tickets to historic home tours, archives research, and more. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Book a tour with us!

Explore the history at the Warren Heritage Society, where each corner reveals stories of the past. Book a tour to traverse through time, visiting iconic landmarks like the Balthis House the oldest house on the oldest street, where whispers of bygone eras linger in its halls,  Next visit the  Belle Boyd Cottage, one of the homes of the Rebel Confederate spy, resonating with the tales of Civil War espionage. Dive into the depths of history within the Archives, documents narrate the evolution of the region.

While Ivy Lodge is closed and is undergoing rejuvenation until early summer, there is still much to see.  Immerse yourself in the charm of the grounds, where nature intertwines with narratives of yesteryears, creating an unforgettable journey through time.

Donate to Warren Heritage Society

Supporting the Warren Heritage Society means safeguarding the essence of Warren County, Virginia's history. Your donation upholds educational initiatives, museum displays, and preservation efforts vital to preserving our heritage. By contributing, you ensure future generations cherish and understand our past through artifacts, documents, and narratives. Your generosity sustains a vibrant cultural legacy, fostering community pride and appreciation. Together, we honor our ancestors and cultivate a lasting legacy for those who will follow in our footsteps.

Contact Us!

Please contact us with any questions you may have about Warren Heritage Society - Preserving, protecting, and promoting the history of Warren County and Front Royal, Virginia.