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“tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America”
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 and their descendents. These first pioneers came to America during the 1600s and 1700s from communities in the hinterlands of England, Germany, Ireland, and West Africa. Many were farmers and rural craftsmen set in motion by changing conditions in their homelands, and drawn to the American colonies by opportunities for a better life. Others came as unwilling captives to work on farms and plantations. Regardless of how they arrived, all became Americans, and all contributed to the success of the colonies, and of the United States. To tell the story of these early immigrants and their American descendents, the Museum has moved or reproduced examples of traditional rural buildings from England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa, and America. The Museum engages the public at these exhibits with a combination of interpretive signage and living history demonstrations. The outdoor exhibits are located in two separate areas: the Old World and America. The Old World exhibits show rural life and culture in four homelands of early migrants to the American colonies. The American exhibits show the life these colonists and their descendents created in the colonial backcountry, how this life changed over more than a century, and how life in the United States today is shaped by its frontier past.
We stumbled upon this attraction by accident, and it turns out it has a soft spot on the hearts of several of my Virginia based friends. I described it as "a zoo, but for farms," and I stand by... Read more
I've been several times with my LOs (6 & 8yo) and have consistently had an amazing, yet still educational, time. Definitely wear comfortable shoes- quite a bit of walking is required to really... Read more
So I think this maybe a great place especially for kids Unfortunately the tram was not available on the day we were there so it requires 2 or more hours of walking up and down hills. Golf carts... Read more
Frontier Culture Museum
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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