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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
Phone Number: 540-332-7850
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Great place for an educational visit for students and adults alike. The various exhibits were well kept and the staff at each were very informative. Takes about 2 1/2 hours to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for an educational visit for students and adults alike. The various exhibits were well kept and the staff at each were very informative. Takes about 2 1/2 hours to complete.

Thank stevervb
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

THIS WAS TOPS for our family vacation....it was so good the weather was in our favor plus we got to ride in a golf cart to each destination...that was optional for a low fee you could walk it but i'd recommend using this option....so amazing...cut little gift shop too! The staff that was acting their parts for that time period... More 

Thank LilgalfromPA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They managed to transport you back in time in a realistic fashion! The staff dressed in period costumes were interesting, knowledgeable and engaging. Really enjoyed this gem. You could walk this but we rented a golf cart for $15 which enabled me to see the entire park. Loved it!

Thank Christine Wenge... H
Daniels, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While camping at Shenandoah Acres, we took our 6 grandchildren here for an afternoon visit. We were greeted by a nice man who noticed I was wearing a USAF Veteran ball cap and he thanked me for my service to our country and then let us know we were receiving a military discount. That gesture was very thoughtful and appreciated.... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice outdoor living history museum. Interpreters were friendly and answered all questions. and gave nice insights into the buildings. Nice grounds and a nice little gift shop. Recommend.

Thank John H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because my mom uses a walker I rented the golf cart and it made getting around so much easier. She had been to this place many years ago and yet she still enjoyed it on this trip with me. All of the people at each place were great and told us lots of things we would not have known otherwise.... More 

Thank newflyer
Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a golf cart because my husband is on Oxygen. The temperature was 90 + so I enjoyed the cart too! The guides at each site were very informative and really seemed to enjoy their jobs. I found the African farm to be the most informative and now I want to read more about their lives. I cannot imagine... More 

Thank Jane T
Jessup, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I visited with eight kids between 3 and 13. We visited on Labor Day and when we got there we were told it was "pay what you want" day! Holy cow! We also bought some "fowl food" although, to be honest, not many of the fowls we tried to give it to were super interested. Fun for... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently a special event had restricted entry to those with special tickets. There was NO advance warning of this on their web site nor any signage to alert us to turn back. We only heard we could not enter when we arrived at the gate and were stunned to be refused admission. The individual was apologetic but that did not... More 

Thank WhiteCatWriting
Okayama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected a typical outdoor museum like in Williamsburg where you can walk around and interact with the employees. I have to admit though that we feel like the ability to rent a golf cart to get around made the experience much more enjoyable. The employees were much in character and provided great facts to their particular exhibit. The exhibits... More 

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