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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24402
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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Well done exhibits, learned a lot

My 10 year old son and I visited this living history museum on a Sunday morning, arriving around 10:15 am. We spent an enjoyable 2.5 hours going to each recreated settlement (West... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
scottcaps
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Maryland
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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My 10 year old son and I visited this living history museum on a Sunday morning, arriving around 10:15 am. We spent an enjoyable 2.5 hours going to each recreated settlement (West African, English, German, Irish, Iroquois, American 1700s, American 1800s and a one room schoolhouse) talking to the volunteers at each site and exploring each site's buildings and grounds.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This living history museum is a lot of fun. There are four 'farms' from the Old World, including a West African farm unlike anything I've seen before, and four 'farms' from the New World. Barns, small outbuildings, a school, and a blacksmith forge round out the place. The staff working the farms, both costumed and not, are friendly and informative.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was the main reason for our trip from Pittsburgh to Virginia. We were not disappointed! We visit many cultural sites and do not hesitate to rand this one as being first-rate. The docents - in fact all of the people at the various farms - were so very well informed and their enthusiastic knowledge and ability to share... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of walking, although easy. different country buildings in different eras. Naturally history relating to U.S. agricultural most interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful wedding, the setting was so lovely, the catered food was wonderful, the surrounding area was beautiful. Just loved the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been wanting to come here for a long time and finally made it. Bring your walking shoes and sunscreen as you make your way on pebbled walkways to visit farms from 17th and 18th century Old World farms to 18th and 19th century New World farms. The interpreters at the various sites were knowledgeable about... More 

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Buckfield, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic gem we happened upon! The Frontier Culture Museum is a great destination for families and anyone interested in history. Great walking paths! Great staff that share wonderful information. A lot of fun for the whole family!

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Staunton, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting! We have visited many times and we learn something new each time. Perfect for young children!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was sort of a last minute decision to visit while we were on our way to Monticello. We had timed tickets at Monticello so we could only stay 3 hours; we were a little rushed at the end, but we got to see almost all of it. We are a family very interested in history so this was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've driven past this place dozens of times, wanting to stop and never having the time. I'm glad I made the time this time. The museum is a collection of farmsteads from around the world, complete with period architecture and living history interpreters. They also have childrens' programs. Well worth the small admission price.

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