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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
540-332-7850
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking
Owner description: Four working farms, inhabited by interpreters dressed in period costumes, who try to accurately depict what life was like on the farm during the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Sanford, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I love the concept of this museum. The costumed interpreters are chatty and informative. They aren't locked into a memorized script. Ask them anything. They especially liked to tell us about why the people of that location immigrated to America, the conditions and the laws that made it desirable to move. The west African village is something I've never experienced,... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have visited the Frontier Culture Museum numerous times. I've enjoyed painting out there and I've enjoyed taking my grand children out to visit. They love the animals and the various styles of dwellings. The newer African dwellings were fun to watch being built. An early church is the newest building which will be relocated there.

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Lyndhurst, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia is a great place to spend a day and gain insight into the living conditions of the people who came before us. I have visited the museum several times with young children and have found it to be fun, interactive and educational. In short, the kids loved it. The museum is composed of... More

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Fairfax, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent adventure for all ages! Awesome experience and history of those who settled in US from various countries. Complete homes were moved and reassembled piece by piece for exact duplication of life in the old country. Highly recommend this unique experience, great staff who provide details of their lives and culture. Complete with all the barnyard animals and demonstrations of... More

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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I are middle aged and went here without children for a spur of the moment day trip. I had been to a museum like this in Wales and always wished there was one like it in the US. And now there is! It's a true living history museum, with full time actors working the roles of those... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I just happened upon this place and were amazed by it. We had a nice gentleman that drove us around as were were the only ones there at the time. By the end of our "trip" to Ireland, Germany, Africa we were so impressed by all the work someone had done to build all of these farms... More

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Harrisville, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Frontier Culture Museum presents early American life very well. The costumed staff explain things well and were very friendly and helpful. The West African exhibit gives insight into living in north east Africa. The Irish, English, and German farms also are very well presented, with actual dwelling and buildings relocated and reassembled to give authenticity. It took us about... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to the Frontier Culture Museum and we enjoyed a day of visiting all the farms. The farms are far enough apart that you feel like you've traveled a bit. The tour guides were excellent and were friendly and very informative. This is a unique museum and is well worth visiting.

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Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We're visiting and were looking for a way to kill an afternoon. I'm so glad we found this place! I loved it, my three kids (12,9,4) loved it...we'd go back in a heartbeat. Spend the $10 to rent the golf cart if you're with kids because it's pretty spread out.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I've been here on numerous field trips as a kid. Very educational place to visit, and I always enjoy the animals!

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