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Frontier Culture Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Wonderful outdoor museum - great way to spend a sunny day

If you've driven past the signs for this attraction with a ho-hum nod - as I have for several years... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tappahannock, Virginia
Interesting and informative

This living history museum takes an innovative and interesting approach at explaining early... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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...more
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1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
+1 540-332-7850
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Reviewed yesterday

If you've driven past the signs for this attraction with a ho-hum nod - as I have for several years - you have missed a real treasure. This outdoor historical museum is a grand opportunity for anyone interested in the cultural history of the Shenandoah...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This living history museum takes an innovative and interesting approach at explaining early American life. The interpreters were informative and the grounds make for a lovely walk.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a child care group of 4th graders. One of the staff during a demonstration called one of our boys an IDIOT because he stood on a small log ( He is a 10 year old boy!!!)The children told her that calling him an...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an enjoyable outdoor museum which focuses on frontier life in this part of Virginia. The park itself makes for a pleasant walk, though there's a buggy cart and stops for those who prefer to be transported. The house exhibits are staffed by friendly...More

Thank Tripstaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great, outdoor living history museum that tells some of the stories of the Native American. African and European peoples who helped create some of the culture of early America. From its own web pages: “...the museum has moved or reproduced examples of...More

Thank Stradlad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit was ~ 20 years ago & it was great then. It has now been improved with a west African homestead and a Native American settlement. You could easily spend the whole day. Golf carts now make rounds about every 15 minutes to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a whirlwind 18 states in 10 days cross country road trip. We hit up at least one touristy stop per state and this was one of my favorites out of the whole trip. All of the information was very interesting and authentic. It...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buildings are in great shape and cared for by earnest hardworking young people. It is a working farm with animals that must be cared for year round. Great stories and friendly people.

Thank DJordan1212
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Why had we not made this trip (under two hours) with the grandkids? Distance, cost, stress was much less than visits to Williamsburg and Jamestown. Lot less cost than Monticello! Less stress travel wise than D.C.. Somehow we had just not had it on the...More

Thank vtcc64
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this experience. Multiple farms from different parts of the world. Rented a golf cart to get around. Animals at many of the farms.

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Response from Fred W | Reviewed this property |
Ask when you purchase your tickets. We were there on a weekday so no wait time. I seem to remember $10. Well worth it if you are not as young as you use to be.
April 12, 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.
December 3, 2016|
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