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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
Phone Number: +1 540-332-7850
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Four working farms, inhabited by interpreters dressed in period costumes,...

Four working farms, inhabited by interpreters dressed in period costumes, who try to accurately depict what life was like on the farm during the period that they are demonstrating (17th, 18th, and 19th centuries). The farms represent the German, Scotch-Irish, English and American settlers.

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A unique place to visit

I love going to the Frontier Culture Museum. There's always something new to see and experience. Great for all ages, too. I enjoy the walk, but others may want to get a cart.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Staunton, Virginia
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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love going to the Frontier Culture Museum. There's always something new to see and experience. Great for all ages, too. I enjoy the walk, but others may want to get a cart.

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Thank Clifford G
Fairfax, VA
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my family on a cold but sunny day. We enjoyed seeing all of the different areas, learning from the docents that were in each area, and being able to touch and feel many items. The trip involves a lot of walking, but it is a great break from sitting if you are traveling. You get to "stretch... More 

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Thank BecFairfax_VA
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed by this living history museum. They have "farms" from Africa, Germany, Ireland, England and pre-colonial America and showed how their cultures blended together in the 1700-1800s to create colonial america. Many of the buildings were brought over from Europe. The docents I spoke with all seemed well educated in the life and times of the farms they... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this museum and we were so happy we did. It's a pretty spread out walk but you can also rent gold carts for a reasonable price. Explore homes from all different time periods and nations.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is a collection of buildings outside. Half the space is depictions of the living space of immigrants in their home countries and the other half of early American settlers. It was very informative and well done. Most of the staff in the exhibits are in period costume and well educated on the life and time of their exhibits.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful visit there with some friends. One of us had a bad knee, but that wasn't a problem, as they had golf carts you could rent to go to the various areas, which was a great help. The 'interpreters' were very well informed and very friendly. There were a few areas where you could have large events like... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum was a delightful surprise. Take the docent-led tour to get the most out of your visit. The museum is mostly outdoors with various area tracing the history of settlements from a West African Village, to more modern America. Along the way you'll visit a typical German farm, an Irish village, an English village, and American frontier cabin ,... More 

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Cave Spring, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a living-history style museum with various homes representing both Old World (European & African) and New World (American). It is a nice place to take a walk and enjoy the buildings, animals and more. I hadn't been there for over 10 years, and they have added a new section. You can take a free shuttle between the two... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place has a lot of potential but appears to be suffering from lack of investment. Such a shame! It could have been excellent.

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Deale, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is an incredible museum. It presents not only authentic examples of early American frontier homes, but examples of the type of home the immigrant families came from. This allows comparisons to the worlds and cultures left behind and the reality and limitations of new world life. In addition, visitors can see an example of an African farm, the type... More 

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