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Frontier Culture Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We love it! In their summer camp the kids come home dirty, tired, and curious. Awesome place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edith K
Staunton, Virginia
Great living history

My husband and I stumbled upon this museum by accident...but I am so glad we did! It was a fun and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Garland, North Carolina
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The Frontier Culture Museum is an outdoor living history museum that tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendants. The Museum shows how a new and...more
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1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love it! In their summer camp the kids come home dirty, tired, and curious. Awesome place. They even have golf carts now for those that are not able to walk very far.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edith K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stumbled upon this museum by accident...but I am so glad we did! It was a fun and interactivity museum! I think we were the only visitors the day we stopped. We enjoyed walking and seeing everything. Wear comfortable walking shoes. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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FrontierMuseum, Frontier Culture Museum at Frontier Culture Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! Even though we're an outdoor living history museum, the Frontier Culture Museum is open year-round. Many of or annual pass holders prefer the winter when crowds are rare and visitors can wander the Museum at their leisure. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, I don't think I can put into words how amazing this place is. I felt like I had been transported back in time while walking around the grounds. SO COOL! My husband and I went for Oktoberfest and had an amazing, amazing time. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places in Staunton. It was a bit cold yesterday and no one was in the houses, but we had a great time exploring in our own. Be in the lookout for the friendly kitties!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Display of several different cultures, English, Irish Africa, German, American Indian, early American. We were there in January so not much was going on but we plan to go back during the summer with our grandkids. Buildings and grounds are very well maintained, Re-enactor was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

This is a unique living history museum that gives you a glimpse into several time period all in the same location. Several sites are set up reflecting very early settlers through the early 19th century. Interpreters are excellent and can talk to you at length...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

We have visited the FCM twice, both times in the spring. It was a fun experience for the entire family. The various houses and re-enactors totally transport you to another time and place. The only downside was being able to see the interstate at times....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

This place is a combination of history, outdoor adventure and beautiful countryside. Give yourself at least 2 hours as we needed more. Kids can run their little hearts out while learning something and parents can enjoy the beauty and history.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Stopped for their free Holiday open house and craft fair and spent a few hours walking around. Definitely need to go back and spend more time walking thru the different farm sites. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

This place is so much fun. You feel like you have traveled the world in a few hours! If you love animals, this is the place for you, they wander around and you can pet and visit with so many ! The sheep, goats, horses...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Joe_at_FCMV | Property representative |
Golf carts are available on a first-come, first served basis. $10/$15 for the day (4 & 6 seaters respectively).
April 12, 2017|
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?????? Don't understand why you think I would have this information. I suggest you call the gift shop, describe the bracelet and she if they can ship it to you.
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How much time should we allot for this museum? We are a family of four with kids ages seven and eight. We like to look at everything and not rush. Thanks in advance if you can help! ;-)
February 03, 2008|
Response fromLaura_57|
The site is not very large, but it is very interesting. My husband and I usually spend about 3 - 4 hours. We have walked thru it all in about 2, but he does like to stop and talk to all the costumed interpreters. Our first time I think we were there about 7 hours, most of that talking to the guide in just 2 of the farmhouses. They do a very good job of staying in character, and explaining exactly what "their" life is like.
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