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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
540-332-7850
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
598 helpful votes 598 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Visited this outdoor museum on a crisp Fall day; the last time I visited was over 30 years ago and it has definitely been improved upon. All the buildings are original and have costumed interpreters who are very informative and passionate about the era and piece of history they represent. As a frequent visitor to Williamsburg, VA, it was really... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The ways and lifestyles of our pioneering ancestors come to life at these realistic settings. The visitor/welcome center is well thought out with just the right amount of modern to blend with the old forts and surroundings. You leave the museum grounds with a greater appreciation and understanding of the difficult and unique life experienced by the early pioneers. A... More

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Ruther glen
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place was very cool to visit, although I would recommend visiting on a weekend or during a busier time of year. There were only a few other couples around the day we went and the going was a little slow. With more people to entertain, there would probably be more demonstrations and interaction. But still a good, fun day.

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Edinburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We missed this the last time we visited Virginia but were determined to visit this time, and were not disappointed. Properties have been brought into the area, all of them showing the build up of the pioneering families from the old world and the new over the 17th and 18th centuries. Costume staff explain life in these farmhouses and other... More

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Weyers Cave, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to spend a beautiful day at the museum with my father. We enjoyed exploring England, Ireland, Germany, and of course American early settlement. There were people in era dressing ready to explain the fully functional kitchens, or how the forge works, and how life was during that time. The exhibits are spread out over a... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Museum is divided into old world (UK, Ireland, Germany, Africa) and new world (US) farms and home sites from the 17 and 1800's. Walking between the sites is easy and short. But the fascinating information and interpretive info supplied by the people in costume was rich and long. A great place to visit and learn.

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This will truly educate you on the development of the American culture. They way the different cultures that made our country what it is today are displayed individually, with accuracy and ending in the "America" farm area where you will see the blending of the other cultural influences. These are not recreation of buildings for the most part, but they... More

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Galax, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The buildings in the museum are the original brought over from Europe and put back together. This is an awesome place. The guides are very knowledgable

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visited this amazing natural-scape on a Thursday. We were in the actual museum building for over an hour reading the history of the four sites we were going to visit and looking at displays. As previously stated, the period storytellers were wonderful in apparel and in knowledge. They just didn't seem to tire of repeating their stories over and... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a great time at this musuem. It was very interesting and learned a lot about the living conditions of the immigrants. The guides are very friendly and are happy to answer your questions. When we arrived early Friday ,it was a slow day for them, so we had some extra time with the guides. For older folks be... More

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