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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
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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Norfolk, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took four kids, ranging from 7 to 16 here earlier this year on a weekend trip. I highly recommend it for all ages as all of us really enjoyed it. You can rent a golf cart to drive from exhibit to exhibit. You felt fully immersed in the time period at each exhibit and spoke to staff who shared... More

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STAUNTON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The museum is lots of fun for all ages. We have been there numerous times and there is always something new to see and learn about. The people are very knowledgeable and interact with everyone. My grandchildren never leave without the delicious fudge from the gift shop!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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