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Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton

(4.8/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Frontier Culture Museum a part of your Staunton vacation plans using our Staunton travel itinerary planner.
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  • What a wonderful place and great experience for anyone! They have friendly, fabulous and knowledgeable staff members! It was not my first time, but I learn something new each time I go! 
  • What a fantastic experience! Hands down the best living history museum I've ever been to. I knew I wanted to visit the Frontier Cultural Museum on Walkabout - but, had no idea I'd want to stay an extr...  more »
  • We went on a December day and were the only ones there at 11 am We had a private tour by golf cart. The guide was excellent and knew her subject I plan to go again in the summer. 
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  • Wonderful place to experience..We've taken many out of state guests to this excellent and memorable live history museum. Rare and valuable place, not to be missed! The live history workers there are very knowledgeable and interesting!
  • Great place to take the family for a one-time visit or recurring visits! Friendly animals are sure to keep the littlest littles entertained, while the guides have hands-on activities for older littles and adults. Don't miss the fudge in the gift shop!
  • Hidden gem! Brilliant activity for Sunday afternoon with family. Informative guides at each site give you historical background. Live music at 5pm - and food trucks with local wine - makes for a good time.
  • We took a family trip to the frontier culture museum. Even though we arrive late in the day the staff was still very helpful and we show it shared interesting historical information with us. Recommend the stop if you're cutting through Virginia.
  • Very pretty places. Its a good way to pass time w/ the family.