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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
+1 540-332-7850
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Wow, much more here then you might think

Went here because we had two hours to kill one afternoon on a vacation and was blown away. First... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gaithersburg, Maryland
via mobile
Excellent re-creation of pioneer culture in Virginia. Well worth spending time here.

Lots of outdoor exhibits that show how native Americans, African Slaves, British and German... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter W
Port Charlotte, Florida
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
+1 540-332-7850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here because we had two hours to kill one afternoon on a vacation and was blown away. First, we had small kids and was able to rent a golf cart, which to be honest was one of the reasons why we visited. 2nd each,...More

Thank 314Matt
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of outdoor exhibits that show how native Americans, African Slaves, British and German immigrants, and American settlers lived from the early 1700's into the mid. 1800s. Costumed docents explain the various exhibits and answer questions. All of this is arranged in a circular manner...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't know if we came on a bad day, but the fee was the same. We were there with extended family and almost every settlement area we felt like intruders. There were groups for camp, no problem, but when there was an employee we'd...More

Thank eaglesnesttraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on our way north and needed to stretch our legs and let the kids run loose for a bit. We happened upon this gem of a museum. Great exhibits and a wonderful walk about.

Thank Hogiepaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I visited and had a very good time. We did rent a golf cart (a very good thing to do) and were able to see everything in about 1-1/2 hours. Everything is well done. Guides are knowledgeable and friendly. A great...More

Thank Sabec13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Frontier Culture Museum was a hands on depiction of farm life of the 1700's and 1800's. You can walk in old German, Irish, and American farm houses from various periods of time. The property was rather large so we rented a golf cart. We...More

Thank ayby0611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were multiple homes to walk to that gave you the feel of 1600-1800's of different countries. There was one period correct re-enactor at each home to give you some information, but overall, it was ok. I felt there could be more to offer in...More

Thank Jennyj2boys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By chance we found this museum whilst touring Virginia. Despite it being tricky to find due to nearby road and building works, it proved to be a haven of greenery and seclusion. The layout, over several acres, proved easy to follow on foot (wear comfortable...More

Thank HappyBurtononTrent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Frontier Culture Museum is a unique interesting attraction. The site is large, so you can do plenty of walking. Our family spent several hours exploring all the themed sites, which were all staffed. There's an option for golf cart shuttles around the property if...More

Thank ctyadmcc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The planning and effort that has gone into creating this outdoor museum is evident. This is best planned for a good-weather day because it involves walking, but was very pleasant on our visit. The docents at each stop were informative and helpful while they went...More

Thank LJL1974
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My daughter was there for a field trip and bought a bracelet that someone has already took. Anyway u can look at your gift shop so I can purchase another one???
12 April 2017|
Response from VirginiaAntiquer | Reviewed this property |
?????? Don't understand why you think I would have this information. I suggest you call the gift shop, describe the bracelet and she if they can ship it to you.
Are dogs permitted on the walking tour on a leash?
3 December 2016|
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Response from MDDCTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
Donald K
only have an hour or two. is it worth the stop? assume we will rent a golf cart.
23 September 2016|
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Response from Ozzilla | Reviewed this property |
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