We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Frontier Culture Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
Phone Number: 540-332-7850
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 323 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 241
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Unique Outdoor Cultural Museum

Shed those musty indoor venues and visit a live museum dedicated to people who have settled the area, forcibly or not. Stories are told from the perspective of the homes they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
drdblu
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Shed those musty indoor venues and visit a live museum dedicated to people who have settled the area, forcibly or not. Stories are told from the perspective of the homes they lived on, whether African, Irish , German or English. Perhaps the most fascinating is the Nigerian settlement as told by a wonderfully informative Nigerian guide from the Igbo People.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norfolk, Virginia
Level Contributor
125 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. Reasonably priced and very informative, not just for kids. We learned a lot and it took about 2 hours to walk through everything. 2 exhibits did not have guides so might have taken longer if they had been there. Friendly staff who dress the part.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Staunton, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been to the Frontier Culture Museum several times on field trips and I've been impressed every time. There is a lot of walking but it is a really neat place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well worth the visit.... we spent a couple of hours here and really enjoyed ourselves. At each stop, you have a resident expert or two to explain what you are viewing, which is great. Most of them were extremely knowledgable and this was better that just reading about the scenes. Well worth the price of admission; pack a drink if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We only had two hours and could probably have used two more hours to see everything. This place was even better than I imagined, each farmstead had a lot to offer. If we had had more time, we could have asked more questions, but even without a lot, we were able to find out a lot from the knowledgeable interpreters.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was afraid it would be kitschy but it was really well done. The guides were very knowledgable and seemed to genuinely enjoy explaining everything. It was a big hit with my kids because unlike Williamsburg they could do a lot more exploring in the buildings- very little seemed off limits to little hands! Well worth the time (about 3... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mooresville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waynesboro, Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Frontier Culture Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Frontier Culture Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Frontier Culture Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?