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Frontier Culture Museum

Address: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
Phone Number: 540-332-7850
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking
Owner description: Four working farms, inhabited by interpreters dressed in period costumes, who try to accurately...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Be prepared to walk... Nice that they do have the shuttle and also wagons for the kids. Great that they have people acting so to speak in each setting. We loved it! Very fait price as well!

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Authentic farms and buildings relocated from original settings with authentically dressed staff. This museum is along the lines of Sturbridge Village, Mass only on a smaller scale. Excellent historic/educational museum Located right off I81.

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florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

history that stings, truth that hurts. nothing was disliked. the beginning of our country from the customs to its first settlers

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Wow, what a great museum! I loved so many aspects of this attraction: the walkable campus, the knowledgeable and friendly interpreters, the unique take on American (eg our European roots pre-immigration and the post-immigration melting pot). Most interestingly, the majority of the structures are ORIGINALS brought over and reassembled on site for the exhibits. As someone who worked for one... More 

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Even on a freezing winter day, it was educational to explore the well appointed outdoor history museum that traces some of the immigration that formed the foundation of our frontier. The homes and farm buildings that were brought over from Ireland, Germany and Great Britain.are on the "Old Country" side along with an Indian village and an African Village to... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you like Williamsburg, you'll love the frontier culture museum in Staunton. At least I think so. We came on a Friday morning in November- little chilly, but decent weather, We spent 5 hours, and only called it a day when we started getting hungry. Since the park was pretty empty (at least at first) we were able to talk... More 

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Aloha, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stopped by with my sons family. They have 4 aged from 10 to 2. All of the kids had a great time. Loved stopping by each location and talking to the guide inside the farmhouse. Many of the places had resident cats along with sheep, cows, goats, ducks, and others. Lots of fun to see what each place looked like... More 

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Frontier Culture Museum is a collection of farms from many countries. The interpreters are very informative and dressed in clothing that reflects their country's farmstead. This is worth a visit if you like history. It is recommended to spend two hours; I would recommend more. We will return on our next visit to Staunton.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Well maintained historical site. The locals dressed in period costume was nice. Lots of walking. If you have problems with long walks, please rent a golf cart. I did and it is worth the extra expense.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is an outdoor museum that showcases authentic farm life from a variety of countries: the buildings were moved from Europe and reassembled on site, some date back to the 18th Century. Even the animals are authentic breeds from the period of each farm. Each 'farm' has a period style docent with interesting stories about farm life. Fun and educational... More 

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