Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton

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Visit Virginia's past at Frontier Culture Museum, a living history museum narrating the story of the Europeans and Africans who populated the Shenandoah River Valley in the early 18th century. The museum's outdoor exhibits include working farms staffed with costumed interpreters, who perform tasks that depict the daily life of German, English, Scottish, and Irish farmers. After visiting the exhibits dedicated to Old World traditions and lifestyles, drop by the museum's American exhibit, which contains recreations of American farm buildings from three different centuries. Be sure to visit the exhibit representing how a group of Native Americans lived in the area around the time European settlers arrived in the early 1700s. You can save time by buying your tickets online. Use our Staunton online road trip planner to add Frontier Culture Museum and other attractions to your Staunton vacation plans.
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  • We took our daughter and grand kids (10 &12) here on a cold blustery Saturday morning. We got there right at 10 when it opened, which kind of bad planning as the 'characters' at each one of the farms ...  more »
  • This place is absolutely outstanding. I’ve been to Staunton several times and never thought of the Frontier Culture Museum as a “must see” attraction. Boy, was I ever wrong! I had so much fun that I d...  more »
  • We've been to many reenactment sites on colonial America, so weren't expecting much. We were wrong! This I a great place. What's unique about it is that they have two sections: pre-America sites from ...  more »
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  • This place is a lot of fun. Lots to learn. Wonderful Christmas traditions. Beautiful landscape to walk through
  • Planned our drive from LA to PA with a stop at the museum in mind. According to Google, the museum opened at 9am and we needed to begin our time there at 9am so we could be finished around 11:30 (since Google said people usually spend 2.5 hours there) in order to check out of the hotel at 12 and get the baby in the car to nap. There is a sign outside the front gate that also says the hours are 9-5, but when we went to purchase tickets we were told winter hours started at 10am on Dec 1. Since today is Dec 3rd, it would have been nice if the times on Google and the signs on the premise were correct so I could have better scheduled our time. (It is the companies responsibility to update Google hours, not Google.) We didn't feel it would be worth the price of admission and a golf cart to only spend 1.5 hours there, so we weren't able to visit the museum even though we planned our drive around it. Very disappointing.
  • Very informative and educational. They provide a lot of special events that will make you want to go back. Highly recommended.
  • This was an amazing experience! All of the staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I loved every bit of my experience here and would love to come back. Also, the fudge in the gift shop is to die for!
  • People were very friendly and the exhibits were very well taken care of and authentic. All of the animals were very well taken care of and most would come right up to you.

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