Frontier Culture Museum

Historical Significance

The Frontier Culture Museum is a living history museum focusing on the lives of early American immigrants and the influence of their heritage on the American experience. Dating from the early 17th to the early 19th century, the original farm houses and buildings on the site have been brought from England, Germany, and Northern Ireland to present accurate, educational, and entertaining scenes of how immigrants lived before coming to America. 

In 2010, a new "village" was opened that represents a free Igbo household in the Biafran hinterlands in the 1700s.

Physical Description

The Museum is situated on an authentic Virginia farm and presents the synthesis of European, African, and Native American cultures.

Geographical and Contact Information

1290 Richmond Avenue
Staunton, Virginia
24402
Phone: 540-332-7850
Fax: 540-332-9989

Cite this Page:

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Frontier Culture Museum,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed September 25, 2017, http://aahistoricsitesva.org/items/show/165.
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