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Frontier Culture Museum

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Address: 1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
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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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I really appreciate the opportunity to learn sheep sheering and everyone was super nice and full of information.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really appreciate the opportunity to learn sheep sheering and everyone was super nice and full of information.

Thank misfriz
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here on April 24 and it was so much more than I expected. Most of the structures were imported from their native countries and reassembled here, from the 1600s-1700s period. All of the guides were very knowledgeable on whatever aspect you're interested in. I really enjoyed learning more about what drove people to settle here and the cultures that... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A terrific way to gain insight to the lives of the cultures that settled in Virginia. It is living history in a beautiful setting. The buildings and their appropriately dressed workers were most interesting and there are farmyard animals, too

Thank Dorothy Scott F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has been looking forward to this visit. We are beyond disappointed. Called ahead to make sure golf carts available. Got here and NOPE. Was told we could get shuttles, NOPE. So we walked to each exhibit. But guess what first 3 exhibits had 0 attendants. No literature for us to know what we were seeing. Ones we did... More 

Thank jack05fam
Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great learning experience for adults and children a like .....they have numerous homesteads portraying the various periods of time in the history of the US and the cultures involved

Thank Lisa S
Haughton, Louisiana
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit!! History like I have never seen. You feel like you went back in time. Especially great for kids

Thank wattsvs
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never had been here, the history was accurate. The living history actors were interactive, very informative and it is worth the morning visit. It is a MUST stop on 81 for all ages.

Thank William H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to the museum to enjoy the nice weather and check out the exhibits. It was easy to find and had a spacious parking area. We were planning to walk the grounds, which was fortunate, as the staff at the desk were telling visitors that golf carts/wagons were not being rented that day. Not a problem for us but... More 

Thank Melissa S
Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Attraction for Kids and Adults Alike . A learning experience of different cultures from the Old World extending forward . The Varied Farm Life Experiences are Revealed and Explained . A Must See when in Staunton or just passing through the Beautiful State of Virginia .

Thank Michael S
Greenbelt, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum hosts a selection of recreated farm settings from multiple cultures and ages. As such it is a very unusual experience. My kids complained (loudly) about the distance between the different setups. If I ever return, I will probably splurge for a rental golf cart.

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