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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
540-332-7850
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Ranked #3 of 13 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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English first
Washington Township, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a great place to spend the afternoon. We visited during a weekday in Sept. . It was a great experience talking to the guides in period dress. Every guide was super friendly and took all the time that it was required to chat with us. We've seen similar period houses but not all in the same location and staffed... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are in the area, don't miss the opportunity to visit this unusual museum. You learn about the settling of the American frontier by visiting the "Old World" homes of people who emigrated to America, and the "New World" homes of the immigrants. Guides in period dress talk to you about the sites that you are seeing and answer... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went on a weekday, so there were not a lot of people at the museum with us. There was a group of kids on a field trip, and a group of english travelers. Because there were so few people there, we really were able to take our time exploring and talking to the employees and actors that were there.... More

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Lake Ridge, Va
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Most museums focus on war or something. This one is really about the culture of the different people who came and formed the USA. African slaves to Germans, Irish, and English. It ends with an early 1800 American Village. It was an awesome sight to walk around the corner and see the giant log homes, and barns. I felt like... More

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Central Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Enthralling! Real farm houses from Europe, brought over here piece by piece and reassembled on site. These houses are from the 17th and 18th centuries and are NOT reproductions. The each sit on working farms of the period, staffed by remarkably well versed staff in period garb, doing period tasks. The blacksmith in the Irish forge was busy hammering out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Lovely setting , friendly & helpful staff , all made our morning here very entertaining. Run mainly by enthusiastic volunteers, this place really is an excellent way to take a history lesson . Good value for money compared to many of the other attractions in the area.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went to the Frontier Museum on a Sunday expecting huge crowds. Quite the contary. We almost had the museum to ourselves. All the actor/guides were knowledgeable and friendly. All of our questions were answered. We had a great time.

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Schaefferstown
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Be prepared to walk a bit from one house to the other, but you will enjoy the architecture and friendly staff who are ready to engage you in discussion of the buildings. Nice visit--despite the mud from heavy rains the day before.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a living history museum like you've never seen before. It depicts the culture back in the homes of the original settlers to the area and how those cultures affected the early settlements. Excellent experience!

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Orange, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Frontier Culture Museum is a wonderful mix of history & culture. The docents explain how our ancestors transported their lives and cultures to the "Valley." Through the games which my kids love, to the back stories that I love, we all came away with a new respect for those early settlers. There IS a lot of walking so wear... More

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