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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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This museum was recommended by a friend who had visited the week before us. We stayed overnight at a hotel so we could start early the next day before it got too hot. The price... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This museum was recommended by a friend who had visited the week before us. We stayed overnight at a hotel so we could start early the next day before it got too hot. The price of $10 was very reasonable and with AAA and senior discounts, we saved several dollars. The exhibits were amazing and the walking was very easy... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I just recently visited this place; the last time I visited was on a field trip when I was little. There is so much more to look at! Not only is there a main road that connects the houses and plantations, but there are also natures trails you can chose to walk through. Everything is self-guided, so you can walk... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting place for all the family and was very informative. The live experiences and being able to interact with what was going on was great fun. Golf buggies where available to hire, which I would recommend if you visit during a hot day as there is a bit of walking involved others wise and the buggies... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Despite the great reviews I was a little skeptical of how much my 12, 8, & 5 year old would enjoy this place. Well, I would give this place 6 stars if I could. Watch the 8 minute movie to understand why it is laid out the way it is. The exhibits were interesting, educational, and varied so that the... More 

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Livonia, New York
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The museum layout is such that each exhibit is separated from the others so that you feel you are in that time period. The staff is very friendly and very knowledgable. I was there for 5 hours...it seemed like 1 because it was so interesting.

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VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is such an interesting and beautiful museum! There is a lot to see and do for all ages and definitely enough to keep the kiddies interested. Be sure to buy some fowl food at the welcome center so that you can feed the many varieties of fowl that roam about the museum. The grounds are beautiful and this could... More 

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Palm Bay, FL
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We visited in July and loved the informative exhibits. The staff were very friendly and informative. We had a great time.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped here to break up a journey through skyline drive. For a family of four all charged as adults it cost around $40 but we also hired a golf buggy which was charged at $10 for a buggy for 4. I would definitely recommend this as the site is spread over quite a large area and as it was... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was an extremely fun and educational experience. There is nothing these guides don't know. We were especially impressed with the guide in the African compound. He had a master's degree (at least!) in the culture and could answer every question, no matter how detailed. He was worth the price of admission alone. Yet, one guide after another was extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Just the right size and attention to detail about back in the day. Activities for kids but also nice adult place.

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Additional Information about Frontier Culture Museum

Address: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
Phone Number: 540-332-7850
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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