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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
+1 540-332-7850
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Robert F

This is a really neat museum and different from anything I have ever been to inasmuch as it shows... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert F
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Knoxville
Great for children and adults!!!

I went with my daughter and spent along time there!! There are African, English, German, Irish and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
278kentm
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Richmond, United States
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The Frontier Culture Museum is an outdoor living history museum that tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendants. The Museum shows how a new and unique culture evolved in early America from its roots in the Old World. Living History interpreters work in original and reconstructed buildings from Europe, Africa, and America to illustrate how diverse people and cultures blended together into a new American way of life. The Museum operates on about 200 acres with 11 major exhibits divided into 2 sections: The Old World, and America. The Old World exhibits show rural life and culture in four homelands of early migrants to the American colonies. The American exhibits show the life these colonists, slaves, and their descendants created in the colonial back-country, how this life changed over more than a century, and how life in the United States today is shaped by its frontier past.
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1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really neat museum and different from anything I have ever been to inasmuch as it shows how immigrants to America started out in Europe and how they lived there before arriving here. Then it shows how they lived after they arrived here.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my daughter and spent along time there!! There are African, English, German, Irish and two American farms there!! Also around Christmas, they have a special candle light walk to the different farms!!! We went, we saw and we enjoyed!!!! I will go...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We took our daughter and grand kids (10 &12) here on a cold blustery Saturday morning. We got there right at 10 when it opened, which kind of bad planning as the 'characters' at each one of the farms don't start their informative activities until...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This place is absolutely outstanding. I’ve been to Staunton several times and never thought of the Frontier Culture Museum as a “must see” attraction. Boy, was I ever wrong! I had so much fun that I didn’t want to leave. I loved the beauty and...More

1  Thank Bravaencore
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We've been to many reenactment sites on colonial America, so weren't expecting much. We were wrong! This I a great place. What's unique about it is that they have two sections: pre-America sites from which immigrants came and the immigrant settlements in America. In the...More

2  Thank cfuller603
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent historical type village. We were there on a misty cool day but it was still a great visit. Lots of school groups were also there but the employees handled them appropriately and all seemed engaged. Golf carts are available if visitors choose not to...More

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Outstanding museum featuring buildings and cultural interpretations of people who settled in America. The various buildings and interpretations featured both the areas from which they came and the settlements in the US. Beyond the buildings and properties, I found the docents and costumed interpreters to...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This outdoor museum in Staunton showing sample farms from various cultures is well worth an afternoon. The special events like Octoberfest are so well done - fun and educational and not expensive. It’s easy walking on paved walkways and they also offer wagons and golf...More

Thank Champville66
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

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 on the history of our ancestors and why they immigrated to the...More

1  Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

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 America. The exhibits were staffed by extremely knowledgeable people who gave informative...More

Thank Richard C
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You'll need to either rent a golf cart if available or plan on a lot of walking. My wife and I were there with 6 grandchildren ages 5 - 15 recently. The walk is easy, just slight hills and most of it is on gravel... More
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