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 Frontier Culture Museum

. Description:  Three farms brought over from Europe (German, Scotch, English) explain the cultural backgrounds of many early settlers, and an American Frontier Culture farm demonstrates daily life of 1840-1860.  Costumed interpreters and livestock give insight.  An 18th century Irish forge offers blacksmithing demonstrations.  
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1250 Richmond Avenue
PO Box 810
Staunton VA 24402

Parent Organization:
Commonwealth of Virginia
Phone 540 332-7850
Frontier Museum
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
mid-Mar - Dec 1 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5
Dec 1 - mid-Mar 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4
Season Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, some days in January, severe weather
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec





As of MAR 2008  6-12 $6
under 6 free
13-college w/ID $9  $10  60+ $9.50  15+
Special Fees:
Additional Group Info: guides for groups are $25, 3 week reservation required
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:
540 332-7850 ext 159
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What kind of visit you can have: Start in Visitor Center orientation area, then take  a guided tour or self-guide yourself to the different areas.  There are four farms from different countries and time periods, each with costumed interpreters
Big Events: Frontier Festival (Oct), Family Heritage Festival (Oct) Suggested Stay: guided tours are 2 hours, suggested stay 2 1/2 hours
Period 17th, 18th, 19th centuries Type of Site Rural
Buildings: American (1840-1860), English  (1675-1700), Scotch-Irish (1700), German (1700-1750)
Interpreters: Costumed interpreters explain and demonstrate daily life in each area Craftspeople: Blacksmith
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Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic  Yes no fires or grilling allowed
machines in Visitor Center soft drinks, juice, snacks 
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours


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