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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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Great collection of American History exhibits

Stopped for their free Holiday open house and craft fair and spent a few hours walking around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jamie S
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Animal lovers dream

This place is so much fun. You feel like you have traveled the world in a few hours! If you love... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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
+1 540-332-7850
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Loved the fact this is a self paced experience. The persons doing the reen acting were very much in character and knowledgeable. All the sites were accurate and came from real places and relocated to the museum. They have a shuttle that will bring you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Stopped by on a travel driving thru . It was a nice place to visit . Great people working and sharing history. Would highly recommend for a nice walk with the family .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This outdoor museum is very well done. It’s a trip back in history from 1700 West Africa to 1850 America. The buildings are authentic- moved from various places. The guides were very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gwenanne
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a good time walking through the museum. It took us about an hour and a half to get through all the exhibits, though we did not linger at any and do not have children. We enjoyed seeing the farm animals, too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tyria
Reviewed October 17, 2018

On our bus tour - this was our first stop of the day! This museum focused on the 1700's and how we functioned and the artifacts used during that period. Luckily for most of us they offered tram (golf carts) service around the acres of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This teaches us about the roots of our culture dating to the early 1700's in Africa, Europe and original Americans. You learn about it by walking through small villages, homes and shops.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

A great place to come and learn and experience what our forefathers did in the early days of our country. Something that all ages will find interesting and useful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Five of us went to the FCM on a free morning during a reunion in Staunton with somewhat low expectations. All of us found it to be an outstanding place to visit. We agreed that we hadn’t learned so many new things in years. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 7, 2018|
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Response from Joe_at_FCM | 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|
Response from VirginiaAntiquer | Reviewed this property |
?????? 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.
December 3, 2016|
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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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