"Frontier Culture Museum" Staunton Things to Do Tip by Tom_Fields

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  The Rhineland-Palatinate
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  • The Rhineland-Palatinate - Staunton
      The Rhineland-Palatinate
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  • County Tyrone, Ireland - Staunton
      County Tyrone, Ireland
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  • Worcestershire, England - Staunton
      Worcestershire, England
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  • Blacksmith shop - Staunton
      Blacksmith shop
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  • An American homestead - Staunton
      An American homestead
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This Living History museum is dedicated to the early settlers of this region. They came from many places, but the largest number came from England, Ireland, and the Rhineland-Palatinate (now western Germany). These hardy people tamed a wild frontier. Their lives, very tough by our standards today, are preserved here.

There are three different parts, each one dedicated to one of these groups of pioneers. From the entrance, pay admission, pick up a map, and follow the circular path. It runs roughly counterclockwise, from the Rhineland section to the Irish one (representing County Tyrone) to the English one (representingWorcestershire). There is also a blacksmith shop. Finally, there is an example of a 19th century American homestead. Each place has costumed guides, who discuss the lives of the settlers.

Address: P.O. Box 810, Staunton VA 24402
Directions: From I-81, take Route 250 west (exit 222). Follow the signs to the museum; it's on the left. From downtown Staunton, take Highway 11 to Frontier Drive, turn left, and follow the signs. It's on the right.
othercontact: info@fcmv.virginia.gov
Phone: (540) 332-7850
Website: http://www.frontier.virginia.gov/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 1, 2007
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