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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Frontier Culture Museum

What a wonderful place and great experience for anyone! They have friendly, fabulous and knowledgeable staff members! It was not my first time, but I learn something new each time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
rachelberry1fan
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Lovingston VA
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Lovingston VA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place and great experience for anyone! They have friendly, fabulous and knowledgeable staff members! It was not my first time, but I learn something new each time I go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic experience! Hands down the best living history museum I've ever been to. I knew I wanted to visit the Frontier Cultural Museum on Walkabout - but, had no idea I'd want to stay an extra night to experience it again. The farmhouses are authentic English and Irish homesteads from the 1600's (?). Actually brought over and reassembled... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a December day and were the only ones there at 11 am We had a private tour by golf cart. The guide was excellent and knew her subject I plan to go again in the summer.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Living history museum with wonderful structures and exhibits. Good chance to get out, walk around, and learn about farming in the Shenandoah Valley in earlier times.

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Thank fmj2014
Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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Fairfax, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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