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Balthis House, Front Royal

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Balthis House, also known as E.C. Balthis Blacksmith Shop Property and Balthis' Old Stand, is a historic home located at Front Royal, Warren County, Virginia. The original section was built about 1787, and is a two-story, five bay, timber frame vernacular Federal style dwelling. The original section is three bay and the house was expanded to its present size in the mid-19th century, at the same time as the addition of the two-story brick rear ell. Also on the property are the contributing kitchen dependency and playhouse / gazebo.
The house is now owned by the Warren Heritage Society and is open for tours.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. It is located in the Front Royal Historic District.
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  • This house is beautiful preserved. They do have some period furniture in the home. You do not see the craftsmanship that it took to build this house any more.  more »
  • Take the time to visit when a special event takes place. This is because interpreters, dressed in period-style clothing reenact some processes. For example, I saw apple butter being made. A lot goes.....  more »

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