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Staunton - 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.


Wes Jamison

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
This is a hidden gem in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. It's a great living history museum focusing on life among the European settlers in early America. Fully restored Irish, English, German, and early American homesteads tell the story of Europeans while a newly recreated Nigerian village from the 17th century tells the story of West Africans brought against their will as slaves. This museum is a great family experience and good for spring, summer, and fall.

billy deal

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
My wife and I were a trip to the mountains mainly to visit the caverns but we came across this place and loved it!! Touring the houses from different cultures and time periods was a lot of fun and the people that work in each house or village were very informative! It's some walking involved but not bad at all.

David Dean

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Great place to see into the past - what homes and farms looked like in the Shenandoah Valley. Original buildings set for demolition are deconstructed, moved and reconstructed at this site. People in period dress occupy the buildings doing what people from that specific past would have been doing. Nicely done.

Craig Babcock

Thursday, March 15, 2018
We visited in March, but it was still really fun. Definitely needs a few hours. We only had 2 hours and that was barely enough to breeze through with a golf cart and only spend time at things we found really interesting.

Edward Martin

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
This is a wonderful place to take the family. Buildings are restored from 1700 and 1800s. Very informative staff. Great place to take the family. Informative staff. For history buffs this place is a real treasure. You can spend several hours here. Bring good shoes, lot of walking.

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