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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
Phone Number: 540-332-7850
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.
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Interesting and fun time

We had rented a golf cart to tour the property and at our age turned out to be a good choice. If you can walk without issue you will have no problem walking from sight to sight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We had rented a golf cart to tour the property and at our age turned out to be a good choice. If you can walk without issue you will have no problem walking from sight to sight. Many of the buildings were relocated from their original countries, Germany, England, Ireland ect. The rein-actors at the various stations were very interesting... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We almost missed it! So glad we did not. The park was bigger and better than I anticipated from the tiny sign on I-81. The staff were friendly and it was obvious they enjoyed their jobs. There was a school group there, though it made no difference as the park is large enough to accommodate groups easily. We did rent... More 

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Etna
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Takes you back in time to remember how life used to be in the colonies and settlements. Great for the mind to explore!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

You think that it is just another museum, but there is so much more. The people were fun to interact with. Everything is very authentic.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a wonderful time visiting this past weekend. We had been earlier - maybe ten years ago - and they've grown so much. The staff was informative and friendly, and the exhibits were interesting and educational. We enjoyed the walk from site to site; the layout of the museum is well-thought out to progress through locations and time, providing... More 

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Amelia, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Good activity for the kids for an afternoon. The museum is spread out of several acres. Make sure the kids ask questions, as the enactors are very knowledgeable.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I'm glad we decided to visit. Very informative for all, nice collection of animals as well. Definitely worth a visit!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The dwellings are original, taken from Europe and West Africa and reassembled on site. Each has period actors who explain some of the interesting aspects of life during the 17th and 18th century in England, Ireland, Germany, and West Africa. Each was complete with a fire and smoke, which I found to be almost choking in some cases. The bellows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The name threw us off, we thought it was just Frontier Culture, however all the restored ancient European homes are so interesting to walk through. The staff are dressed in period costume and very informative as they cook, blacksmith and work in the barns. It's also very interactive for children, our son was invited to help make bricks out of... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I'd never heard of this museum prior to finding it on the web last Sunday. We were looking for something to do in the western Virginia area and headed there the next day--opening day of the new season. We were delighted by what we found. The museum's relocated and/or recreated buildings represent the immigrant cultures that populated the Appalachian region... More 

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