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Frontier Culture Museum

1290 Richmond Avenue

The Frontier Culture Museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for themselves.


Kecia Lockhart

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
A beautiful museum of the cultures that shaped America. Mostly outdoor, scenic paths to various homesteads with gardens and livestock. They offer a shuttle service if the walking is too much. Story tellers at all locations share the periods experiences. We saw beer brewing, bread making, weaving and iron making. A wonderful day trip for the entire family!

Kelly Walter

Monday, July 23, 2018
Wonderful interactive museum about different cultures creating the America we know! Awesome and knowledgeable staff, tons of fun. The kids will love it too! If you're older or handicapped you can rent a golf cart or take advantage of the free trolley. Nice shaded trolley stops and clean restrooms to boot! We will definitely be back!

Marion Meckler

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
A one of a kind trip in time and place. Farms and houses in the African and European countries from the 1700's have been brought over and or reconstructed. A separate area has houses and farms of the pioneers in Virginia. I recommend watching the short film at the visitor center first. Friendly, well informed people in period clothes are in each area...a blacksmith working her forge, home maker spinning wool into yarn, an African American telling us about the Igboo people and culture in this impressive compound.

Michelle Clogan

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
This was a very fun experience and I would definitely recommend! We were a group of all adults, too. The presenters were a definite highlight. They were informative and interesting and answered questions from kids and adults very well. The only reading is the large plaques outside the structures - they left the structures themselves largely unblemished, which is nice. We got lots of photos and interactions with the animals. We went on a Monday afternoon, so I do imagine it being possibly too crowded on weekends with how small some of the structures are. Also, we were just passing through so we put our dog in the kennels. For kennels, they were very nice. The were open air, covered, and underneath some trees in the back of the parking lot. I would definitely bring a bed and a bowl of water if you're planning to use them. There's also only two, so I'm not sure how often they fill up. The dogs would be able to see each other, but they're probably a foot or two apart. There's also zero supervision of them, unfortunately.

Dean McCahan

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
If you enjoy historical things, this is a must-see. Most of the homes have been relocated from their original sites. The guides (at each period site, not walking with you) were very friendly and knowledgeable. Be prepared to do some walking - there are shuttle carts at some sites. Give yourself at least four or five hours if you want to take your time to see and explore everything. An interesting perspective of what life was like in ‘the new world’.

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