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Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton

(4.7/5 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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  • As a solo traveler I enjoyed the quiet time of the year visit. A few exhibits were closed but i thoroughly enjoyed wandering the property and observing the various exhibits depicting the settlement of...  more »
  • My family and I are going on to our third years being members here. It is one of out favorite places to come to unwind. Lots of great activities for everyone, and delicious fudge at their gift shop to...  more »
  • The venue is not what you would think by the name. How an African village could be part of an American Frontier Culture Museum is beyond me. Really didn't seem worth the price of admission.  more »
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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.