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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4976
+1 540-332-7850
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VERY ENJOYABLE

Recommend renting golf cart, it was only $10. We spent 5 hours there ! After reading other reviews... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
david f
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Norfolk, Virginia
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good but not great - lot of walking - lack of mature knowledgeable hosts at some buidlings

We visited here on a afternoon in early June. There were a couple of kids buses, but the parking... read more

Reviewed 3 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 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommend renting golf cart, it was only $10. We spent 5 hours there ! After reading other reviews, called to make sure, not a lot of school groups. That day only one group. Spread out over a vast amount of Land. Large farms & some...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here on a afternoon in early June. There were a couple of kids buses, but the parking lot was not crowded and the grounds were not crowded. We walked the entire route - starting with African Village, then English home, Irish Blacksmith, Irish...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place does not look like much from the road but don't let that discourage you, it is a fantastic and picturesque property with so much to offer. What a wonderful learning experience for everyone in our family. The guides were very knowledgeable and several...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

PRO: Families! Friends! Couples! Solo travelers...I cannot recommend this beautiful park-like setting and unusual museum more. It is up to you as to how far to walk! This is the place where families can take picnics, watch their children run as fast as they can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids LOVED this place and have already decided to return. It is great to find a place where history and education is the priority and not making a buck. I am in awe that they brought some of these homes over from Europe and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time exploring with our toddler, meeting the people in each of the houses, seeing the farm animals, and walking around outside. The paths were stroller-friendly, which was great - just not a lot of shade in parts, so we were glad...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

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

1  Thank casallese
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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

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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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?????? 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.
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Response from WhiteCatWriting | Reviewed this property |
Agree that this stop requires more than one hour. Two is probably enough for most visitors. However if you really love history you may end up staying longer. Definitely recommend a cart!
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