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Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton

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4.8/5 based on 440+ 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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  • My family has always protested against stopping here, so today as I travelled alone I stopped in. 50 acres? of farms from different countries our ancestors came from, including Africa. Absolutely deli...  read more »
  • Great place for an educational visit for students and adults alike. The various exhibits were well kept and the staff at each were very informative. Takes about 2 1/2 hours to complete. 
  • We had a morning at the farmer's Museum in Staunton. Our 7 year old daughter found it very interesting, all the time we of course! Original old farm houses from Europe and North America are rebuilt including setting up and supporting gelasse. One can imagine very well the colonization of North America in the last 300 years on the basis of different ancient buildings. For example, in an old blacksmith's shop from England for the demonstration fired the forge and forged. Where we were in the October 2015 at the Museum last work on a real, functioning of the present American farm were carried out. I can each family only visiting warmly recommend, for us it was a great day with a journey into the past!
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • This unique attraction is a a great place to switch gears and take in some cultured history. Tour the 20+ acres several early American Frontier farms, that represent the immigrant nationality, duplicating early frontier farms and plantations used in the harsh founding of the vast American Frontier. The time travel sets in as costumed volunteers reenact an accurate depiction of America and settlers up to 300 years ago. A must see if the opportunity presents itself.
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