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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  • Great historical museum of our descendants and their countries of origin. I was so pleased to see school children visiting this sight. Thank you whatever school district you are that educates our Yth ...  more »
  • Visited this location with my wife and friends while on vacation in the Shenandoah Valley in September 2017. The exhibits were extremely informative on the life and times of the early settlers to Amer...  more »
  • The Frontier Culture Museum is a hidden away jewel of Staunton, Virginia and is tucked away in the Shenandoah Valley. It is well worth the trip.. You can visit various farm and village displays from E...  more »
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  • Great docents! Interesting to see them demonstrating how our early citizens lived and made their lives work with what they had. Each building is a genuine and authentic original... not a modern reproduction. They even make square nails and hand carve the pegs to make repairs. Great fun for family! Great summer program for kids too!
  • Enjoyed a nice evening at the United Way awards program last evening. The setting at the Frontier Culture Museum was pleasant as aways. The caterer provided an excellent buffet of different than typically one finds at function such as this. The cookies were sinfully good. The program was terrific and it was most enjoyable to see the winners of the grants and other service awards. The wonderful staff did a top notch with everything. Keep up the good work.!
  • This was just an awesome experience. It is fun and educational for adults and children of all ages. The exhibits are not just about showing how these people lived their day-to-day lives, but also why they lived in the manner in which they did. The exhibits include homes and farms from Africa, England, Ireland, Germany, and multiple time periods in America. There is also stables, a school house, and an authentic frontier church. The reenactors are well-versed on the characters that they play and are available to answer pretty much any question. I found them to be helpful, engaging and very knowledgeable.
  • My family and I loved it! Spent almost 4 hours and still could have stayed longer. The staff was very knowledgeable. Would make for a fun excursion for my Cub Scouts!
  • A great museum. It's a lot of walking for younger children but the staff are excellent and provide you with so much information. It really brings Virginia history to life

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