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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
+1 540-332-7850
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An interesting take on those who settled America

We visited the Frontier Cultural Museum and enjoyed it much more than we anticipated. The name... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
casallese
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Baltimore, Maryland
The best place to go in the area!!!

This is a museum where whole houses where brought here from other countries. Irish thatch... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
realbiglu
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“golf cart” (52 reviews)
“african village” (32 reviews)
“old world” (37 reviews)
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1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
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+1 540-332-7850
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Frontier Cultural Museum and enjoyed it much more than we anticipated. The name really doesn't describe what's inside. What is represented there is a number of homesteads imported from the places which our ancestors left behind. These are actual homes lifted from...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a museum where whole houses where brought here from other countries. Irish thatch house--check. Old German houses--check. American frontier houses---check. They were working on a African history houses while we were there.

1  Thank realbiglu
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Very interesting and detailed history of the settlement of Virginia - the Museum has samples of what it was like for the settlers at their home, and then what it was like in America. Very cool concept and wonderfully done. The young man at the...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

By accident, we visited the museum on a day when it was open to home-schooling families at a reduced price; as a result, we found it almost impossible to enter many of the buildings. It was a beautiful day and we had a really enjoyable...More

1  Thank Cpencer
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Joe_at_FCM, Director of Marketing at Frontier Culture Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit despite the crowds. As an educational institution, we host large numbers of public, private, and homeschool students. Sorry you coincidentally arrived during our Spring Homeschool Day (there's a Fall and Winter Homeschool Day as well). During those dates, we do...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Kids and adults all learn more hands on and when they are up and moving! With 9 and 12 year sons, this is the way to learn! We had the opportunity to learn how to build a timber frame house with a small replica set-...More

Thank Russ M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Actual farmsteads were transported to the site from different cultures. See where the people who immigrated to Virginia came from. There are also American Indian displays and American homesteads. A large outdoor area to explore. Great for people with active kids. Real animals and working...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The living history venues are very well done. The grounds are also very good for birding, especially on the perimeter.

Thank Edge W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This living museum offers a view of a village from Africa, and original homesteads taken apart and brought over from Germany, England, and Ireland as well as a blacksmith shop. There are interpreters in period dress to answer questions about the homesteads, animals, crops, food...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

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.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

Thank 278kentm
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