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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
Phone Number: 540-332-7850
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Four working farms, inhabited by interpreters dressed in period costumes,...

Four working farms, inhabited by interpreters dressed in period costumes, who try to accurately depict what life was like on the farm during the period that they are demonstrating (17th, 18th, and 19th centuries). The farms represent the German, Scotch-Irish, English and American settlers.

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Old World - New World homesteads

We had a great time on our guided tour in the midst of winter at the museum. The topic was music and we went in nearly every dwelling to learn general knowledge as well as about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Christina O
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time on our guided tour in the midst of winter at the museum. The topic was music and we went in nearly every dwelling to learn general knowledge as well as about music at the time of the house being built in either Europe or North America. I like the concept of the European houses being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum offers free admission on July 4th, as well as costumed interpreters and historical demonstrations. Each area is based on a unique time period and location. Activities are appropriate for small children through the most seasoned history buff. Even without the free admission, this is a very reasonably priced museum, and annual family passes are available. Note: There is... More 

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calhoun ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love living history then this is a great place for you! Travel back to see how our ancestors farmed and lived in the old world then see how it was done in the new world. The homes and farms from each country represented are beautiful and full of fascinating history. The Ireland farm instantly took me back to... More 

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Verona, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They call it a museum, but it isn't any kind of traditional museum. It's closer to a historical restoration, except unlike any other restoration I've ever been to, it's a SET of restorations on a single property. They call them settlements. There are Irish, English, German, West African, and Native American settlements in addition to American settlements from 3 different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a private tour. The guide was very knowledeble and answered all our questions. Great place. Very reasoably priced for the experience. I only wish we had gone when the weather was warmer because its mostly outdoors and we were freezing

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A friend took me to the Frontier Culture museum during my last visit to the Valley. I had been looking forward to checking the site out since first hearing about it, but the trip far exceeded my expectations... I'd give it seven stars if I could. The progression of "frontier" homes across different cultures really gives a compelling narrative, and... More 

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Fort Defiance, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a great opportunity for some hands on learning. The guides are very kind and helpful. If you have kids, they can feed the animals with food you can buy at the front desk.

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are at all interested in early American history, this is an excellent venue. Five working frontier homesteads -- all authentic -- with excellent interpretations.

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The city of Staunton is lucky to have the Frontier Culture Museum in the area as it is an excellent draw for the city.It is a living history center depicting the roots and cultures of the Shenandoah Valletta. The Museum demonstrates period farm live on authentic German, Scots-Irish, English, and American farms that are actively worked. I have taken our... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Wow! We could have spent 8 hours here ! I love living museums, and this was absolutely charming. Authentic homes from Europe from countries from which immigrants came to this part of Virginia were dismantled and rebuilt here at the museum site: An English cottage from 1620; an early 1700 Irish cottage; a German farm house; and a replica of... More 

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