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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
540-332-7850
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Ranked #3 of 12 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
Sumter, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Wow!!!! We thought we'd spend just a couple of hours, but ended up staying until closing. Wonderful, wonderful place. Price is right and the folks working the different venues know their historic information. Pack a lunch and spend the day.

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Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent place to visit for all ages! You can get a great workout walking from place to place, rent a cart, or take the shuttle (which came very often throughout the day). The living historians on site are knowledgeable and friendly - I enjoyed chatting with each of them, and they happily answered my questions. If you... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit. Right off of the Staunton exit on I 81. Excellent discounts for AAA seniors. Golf cart self guided tour is not tiring at all and can be seen by all. All volunteers and staff extremely helpful with information.

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Chesterfield, VA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A great idea well executed. You visit multiple separate "farms" that show how life in the US progressed as settlers came from many lands. The costumed interpreters were knowledgeable and excited to answer questions. There are golf carts available to rent for those who cannot walk the distances (couple of miles) but you need to get there early or wait... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the fact that the museum included before and after immigration experiences. Their "Old World" section contained farmhouses and buildings from Europe and Africa. The "New World" section had log cabins from the early frontier days. In between the two "worlds" is a Native American village that is under construction. At every site there were people in period costume helping... More

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Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We heard this place was interesting but we didn't realize quite how interesting it would be to follow the history of the major immigrant groups to the Virginia Colony by first seeing the conditions they lived under in the Old World and then seeing what they brought with them to the New. Docents in period garb brought the various tableaux... More

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Maxton, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This features early homes from other countries from which many of our early immigrants lived. Each location has "presenters" to explain what life was like in each country. I'm Scotch-Irish and learned a great deal about how how life was for my ancestors. Unless you are young and in fairly good shape, I recommend spending an extra $10 to rent... More

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Esinburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My grandma took me and my brother here and I thought it was going to be really boring because we would have to walk and all that stuff. Then after we checked in I was blew away it the most awesome thing I have ever seen. I thought it was really cool because they actually still bake in some of... More

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Smyrna, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I saved Frontier museum for our last day in Staunton and we had so much fun. We definitely would suggest it and say that it is worth the admission price (which many places we don't feel that way about). To get the most out of your visit I would suggest interacting with the very knowledgeable 'actors' there.... More

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Manassas va
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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The staff is A+. Very friendly...very fun to hang around and learn even the kids that were working there. My kids had a great time. We could have spent all day there. Nice walk back in history. All employees are dressed in the period of the farm they are representing I will go back. We went on the 4th of... More

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