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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
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+1 540-332-7850
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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Fantastic Day Trip

My trip to this living museum was an amazing experience. Even on a rainy, muddy day, we had a blast & the staff & "Settlers" were all friendly and informative. The museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Staunton, Virginia
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The venue is not what you would think by the name. How an African village could be part of an American Frontier Culture Museum is beyond me. Really didn't seem worth the price of admission.

Thank bmr4vt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My trip to this living museum was an amazing experience. Even on a rainy, muddy day, we had a blast & the staff & "Settlers" were all friendly and informative. The museum features many different cultures which contributed to the development of early colonial America. If it wasn't so out of the way from where we live, it would definitely... More 

Thank Kody T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience, rich in history and interpretation. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. They even have special events for really young children to enjoy. Extremely engaging.

Thank jeff e
Quinton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the museum during January cold snap, no cultural interpretations at the houses but still a terrific time. The houses are beautifully constructed and maintained. It is a real walk in the past to go through them. The map of the museum is a bit hard to read but the center, the staff, the whole deal is well worth... More 

Thank Ted E
Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Frontier Culture Museum a number of times over the years. It is interesting and educational. I would highly recommend a visit. In the winter there are not always interpreters at each of the sites, however, to compensate there is a pay what you will admission. Even in winter (if it is not too cold) you can... More 

Thank viajero5
Lovingston VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

What a wonderful place and great experience for anyone! They have friendly, fabulous and knowledgeable staff members! It was not my first time, but I learn something new each time I go!

Thank rachelberry1fan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

What a fantastic experience! Hands down the best living history museum I've ever been to. I knew I wanted to visit the Frontier Cultural Museum on Walkabout - but, had no idea I'd want to stay an extra night to experience it again. The farmhouses are authentic English and Irish homesteads from the 1600's (?). Actually brought over and reassembled... More 

Thank ladywalkabout
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We went on a December day and were the only ones there at 11 am We had a private tour by golf cart. The guide was excellent and knew her subject I plan to go again in the summer.

Thank Aidan H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Living history museum with wonderful structures and exhibits. Good chance to get out, walk around, and learn about farming in the Shenandoah Valley in earlier times.

Thank fmj2014
Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

I love going to the Frontier Culture Museum. There's always something new to see and experience. Great for all ages, too. I enjoy the walk, but others may want to get a cart.

Thank Clifford G

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