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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking
Description: 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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Interesting and fun

Went with my daughter and friend, both recent college graduates. They and I enjoyed it, good interaction with role characters, very knowledgeable staff, great historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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English first
Arvada, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Went with my daughter and friend, both recent college graduates. They and I enjoyed it, good interaction with role characters, very knowledgeable staff, great historical buildings, the farm animals, and information signs. Spent about 3 hours and not bored for a minute.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Interactive living museum of farm cultures across the globe and different time periods. Staff/actors are super friendly and answer all questions. Lots of animals that you can actually get close to. Lots of authentic to period gardens. Walk the beautiful acres or rent a reasonably priced golf cart. The Christmas tour is amazing.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a perfect site for learning about our forefathes and how they lived in the old country. You lean how the old traditions and beliefs came to America. Well worth the time.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Only stopped in for an hour or so....while passing through. But if I knew it was like this I would have stopped earlier and explored more. This is a great place for kids and adults to see and learn how things were. From 1600's England, 1700's Ireland, west Africa, to 1850's American farm. Actors were in period clothes and teaching... More 

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Raleigh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Have younger cousins who loved coming here back in the 90s, finally had a chance to bring my 10 and 12 year old who thoroughly enjoyed despite a little rain. There were several empty pastures and very few animals... Price was great and we would like to come again in August when we'll be back in the area, hoping for... More 

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Coplay, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have something similar to this in Pennsylvania so my family wasn't super excited for this activity; we thought it would be the same and possibly boring. This was not at all the case. The people who work here are all friendly and passionate about their workplace and history, which made this an excellent tour, the best one of our... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I do not, repeat, do not usually enjoy places such as this. However this was very enjoyable. Need to be able to walk a distance if you wish to take your time. I enjoyed this place as it was informative but not pushy like other places. The staff was fun and considerate. Informative and fun. We spent many enjoyable hours... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
34 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I first saw evidence of this place from a postcard. Among the racks of information for caves and local attractions, this "museum" was barely acknowledged. This seemed a bit curious, as though this wasn't much to see. After having been there it's surprising to me that this place doesn't appear to be getting the attention it deserves. How many places... More 

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had rented a golf cart to tour the property and at our age turned out to be a good choice. If you can walk without issue you will have no problem walking from sight to sight. Many of the buildings were relocated from their original countries, Germany, England, Ireland ect. The rein-actors at the various stations were very interesting... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We almost missed it! So glad we did not. The park was bigger and better than I anticipated from the tiny sign on I-81. The staff were friendly and it was obvious they enjoyed their jobs. There was a school group there, though it made no difference as the park is large enough to accommodate groups easily. We did rent... More 

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