Don’t leave the Warren Heritage Society without stopping by our Gift Shop, located in the Ivy Lodge on Chester Street.

When you step into the Gift Shop, you’ll be reminded that the Ivy Lodge was the Samuels Public Library from 1952 until 1980. You’ll see items displayed on what were originally library shelves!

Because we’re the Historical Society, we specialize in the things of history: books and maps. Since we know that often our visitors are travelers passing through, we also carry activity books about history for young ones, as well as items that will help entertain children as the miles go by.

This is the only place you will find all the issues of Warren’s Heritage, the journal of the Warren Heritage Society. These volumes cover Native American and African American history, biographies of Warren County founders and leaders, many stories of the history of Warren County from its beginnings, and, of course the Civil War. A lot of the material in the journal is not available anywhere else

The Ivy Lodge Gift Shop specializes in books about Belle Boyd (the newest book has been signed by the author), the Civil War in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, and the Displaced Mountain Folk.


The Ivy Lodge Gift Shop is open...

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Members receive a 10% discount on every purchase. You can become a member by stopping by WHS or emailing us. Or you can give the gift of Membership, to family and friends, so they too can enjoy the discount at the Ivy Lodge Gift Shop!

Amazing Maps:

Of special interest to genealogists and researchers trying to trace their Front Royal or Warren County roots, we carry Eugene Scheel Maps of Warren County. These amazing maps, which measure approximately 3’ x 3’, overlay historical buildings and land deeds onto a modern travel map. Plain copies are available for $20 or $15 each.

We have other maps too: Front Royal/Riverton, some print maps which include the Battle of Guard Hill (May 23, 1862), and a 1936 map of Warren County among them.