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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
Phone Number: 540-332-7850
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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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A very realistic view of Frontier Life

This is just a cool place! Very nice property - next time we will take a picnic lunch and just sit and enjoy it. The display of various cultures' homes was great and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is just a cool place! Very nice property - next time we will take a picnic lunch and just sit and enjoy it. The display of various cultures' homes was great and the interpreters are first rate. I would highly encourage anyone to stop here. The gift shop is also full of wondrous things and books! Enjoy!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A delightful several hours observing farm dwellings from different era, starting in the 17th Century. Docents in period costume explained all about farming life in authentic structures. Farm critters wandered about; sheep, chickens, turkeys.. Wish I had had more time, but a good reason to visit again someday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The term "museum" is a bit of a misnomer--this entire museum is outdoors, and it's MASSIVE. Each exhibit is multiple original or recreated buildings with active interpreters who can give you the history, context, and more on each site. This isn't Williamsburg where the re-enactors play dumb to modernity. On the contrary, these folks will tell you what makes their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second trip and we were pleased to find new exhibits under construction. The 1740s frontier cabin was my favorite. The American Indian village is under construction. It was a hot day and we wish we had rented a golf cart instead of walking. The interpreters are wonderful and well informed.

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Woodstock, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Frontier Culture Museum is a great way to show children from where many of the first American settlers originally came, using reconstructed farms from "old World" Europe and even an African village. Be warned that there is a lot of walking - a small amount of money spent on a rental golf cart may help tired young legs, especially... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a very hot day, which I am Sure made a difference. I would recommend renting the electric golf cart ($10) if it is a hot day, or someone in your group is not much of a walker. We could not tour one of the buildings due to renovations. The employees on the self-guided tour were informative and... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool educational museum where all ages can learn how generations past survived. The staff are very knowledgable and patiently answer questions.

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Severn, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing wonderful was on my list to see on vacation .. it rained the first day we went and they were kind enough to tell us that most sites were closed appreciated that , came back next day .. what a wonderful experience

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not have to explore this outdoor museum fully but both adults and young children enjoyed it. We were able to kennel our dogs for $5.00. The African village was an interesting addition to the mix is period buildings.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real gem. Authentic frontier dwellings (and their predecessors from other continents). Farm animals and crops. Very well-informed staff and guides make the visit perfect

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