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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 visit, especially on an autumn day!

This is a living-history style museum with various homes representing both Old World (European & African) and New World (American). It is a nice place to take a walk and enjoy... read more

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Cave Spring, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a living-history style museum with various homes representing both Old World (European & African) and New World (American). It is a nice place to take a walk and enjoy the buildings, animals and more. I hadn't been there for over 10 years, and they have added a new section. You can take a free shuttle between the two... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has a lot of potential but appears to be suffering from lack of investment. Such a shame! It could have been excellent.

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Deale, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible museum. It presents not only authentic examples of early American frontier homes, but examples of the type of home the immigrant families came from. This allows comparisons to the worlds and cultures left behind and the reality and limitations of new world life. In addition, visitors can see an example of an African farm, the type... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has always protested against stopping here, so today as I travelled alone I stopped in. 50 acres? of farms from different countries our ancestors came from, including Africa. Absolutely delightful. One big loop of a trail, animals, docents, a quite place to eat. A great break from traveling on 81.

Thank VA_Junkman
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

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Daniels, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

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