Frontier Culture Museum

The Frontier Culture Museum, located in Staunton, Virginia is a living history museum that tells the story of the people who migrated from the Old World to America and the life they created in the Shenandoah Valley. The Museum is made up of original or reproduced examples of traditional buildings from the Old World and America.

Address: 1290 Richmond Avenue, Staunton, VA 22401

The museum is about a 2-hour drive from Spotsylvania, VA.

Adult: $12.00
Senior: $ 11.50
Student (ages 13-college): $11.00
Child (ages 6-12): $7.00
Children Under Age 6: Free

Winter Hours: December 1, 2020 through April 23, 2021

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  (7 days/week)

Spring, Summer & Fall Hours: April 24 through Nov. 30, 2021

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  (7 days/week)

Click here for more information the Frontier Culture Museum.

Very interesting place to visit. It is mostly outdoors, so it is a good activity during COVID, but be ready to walk. There are various “restored” early farms from Africa, Europe, and America that you can visit. In some of the exhibits, they had workers there to explain the exhibit. The guides were very knowledgeable and most were costumed and in character.

For your convenience, you may bring your own food and drinks and enjoy lunch at one of the many picnic tables on site.

The kids really enjoyed seeing all of the animals on the various farms. They really took a liking to the pigs, Sunshine and Sally.

Driving into the Frontier Culture Museum we could see an eerie old building on a nearby hill. After doing a bit of research, I found out that it was the DeJarnette Children’s Asylum.

There’s lots to see and do in Staunton. Because we wanted to hike to Crabtree Falls before heading back to Spotsylvania, we ate a quick lunch at Wright’s Dairy-Rite and visited Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing to see their live glass blowing demonstration.

According to “Only in Your State,” there are only two drive-in restaurants left in Virginia. Wright’s Dairy Rite is one of them.

Glassblowing demonstrations last until 4pm daily. Call ahead to schedule groups of 10 or more. Glassblowers cannot work during thunderstorms.

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