Go Back in Time and Experience the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA

When you stay with us at The Blackburn Inn, channel your inner history buff and explore the local historic sites and museums. One of our favorite nearby museums, The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA, is a living history museum that illustrates the story of people who migrated from the Old World to America and how they created a life for themselves in the Shenandoah Valley 

To learn more about how you can plan a top-notch vacation in Staunton, be sure to refer to our complimentary Staunton Itinerary. We have outlined some of the best things to see and do in the area!  

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All About the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA 

Please Note: The Frontier Culture Museum continues to coordinate with the Commonwealth of Virginia to slow the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing practices and mask-wearing remain in effect, and admittance into the museum is limited.  

The Mission 

Frontier Culture Museum Staunton VAIn the 1600s and early 1700s, thousands of people migrated from England, Germany, Ireland, and West Africa and created a life for themselves in the Shenandoah Valley. Some of the settlers were farmers and craftsmen and traveled to America searching for a better life; others were unwilling captives brought to work on farms and plantations. All these people became Americans and contributed to the shaping of the United States today. The mission of the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA, is to increase the public knowledge of the formation of these distinctive American folks in an intriguing way.  

Explore the Exhibits 

When you visit the Frontier Culture Museum, you can take advantage of self-guided tours and follow paths and trails leading to all 11 permanent exhibits. Living history is demonstrated through fascinating costumed interpreters. You can explore Old World Exhibits, which show what life was like on West African, English, Irish, and German farms. The New World Exhibits show what American frontiers were like, including reproduced examples of traditional rural buildings, farms, schoolhouses, churches, and more.  

Plan Your Visit 

The Frontier Culture Museum is open seven days a week, 360 days each year, with hours that vary by season. December through March, the museum opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m., and from March through November, the museum opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. 

Admission Prices: 

  • Adults: $12.00  
  • Seniors: $ 11.50  
  • Students (ages 13-college): $11.00  
  • Children (ages 6-12): $7.00  
  • Children Under Age 6: Free 

More History in Staunton

There are plenty more opportunities to go back in time and learn about history in Staunton, VA. Visit other museums, such as the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum and the American Shakespeare Center. 

Stay at The Blackburn Inn 

Queen SuiteAfter you spend the day learning about early immigrants and their American descendants, retreat to a comfortable, luxurious guest room at The Blackburn Inn. Our historic hotel is in the heart of Staunton and keeps you close to all the best attractions in the area.  

When you stay in one of our Deluxe Queen Rooms, you’ll experience relaxation at its finest. Each room features a plush queen bed, lounge seats, a writing desk, and a mini-fridge. This home-away-from-home blends classic architecture with modern conveniences and will make you feel like royalty.  

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