The Port Republic Museum is housed in a Federal style home, built in the 1830's for Benjamin Franklin Kemper. It is often referred to as the Turner Ashby House, for here the body of the Confederate general was prepared for burial. Included in the museum is the River Room which illustrates the history of Port Republic as a typical colonial river town from its settlement, mid-1700's and the growth of surrounding farms, to its heyday as a booming industrial town and major river port. The Turner Ashby Room describes Port Republic as the site of the last days of General Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Exhibits include the death of Ashby, Jackson's narrow escape during Federal invasion of the village and the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic.
Open Sundays 1:30 - 4:00 in April - October, closed November - March.
- Family Friendly
Last Updated: 03/30/2015