December 13, 2008

Museum in Port Republic

kemper houseHere is the museum in Port Republic, VA. It's not open in the winter but we were fortunate to find it open on a Sunday afternoon in the summer. It's in the Kemper House where Turner Ashby's body was taken after he was killed in the Battle of Harrisonburg in 1862.

I've written about Port Republic several times. (Click to see all my posts on "Port.") We find the town charming and considered purchasing an old home there except for the fact that it had flooded several times.

Recently I submitted a page on the Palmer Lot Marker in Port Republic to the Historical Marker Database. I've contributed other marker photos to that site because I find it to be a useful resource when I'm working on my Civil War field trip pages and also when I'm planning a visit somewhere.

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