Saturday, April 28, 2018

Spring 2018 Trip: Day 59 - The Frontier Culture Museum


Frontier Culture Museum
1290 Richmond Avenue, Staunton, Virginia 24401

The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia, is an open air museum where villages from the 1600s to the 1800s are the exhibits. Walk through villages and towns from Africa, England, Ireland, and the early years of the United States.
Goats!!! (I think...)

The first place on our path was the African Village.

Next we left the African village for the next site.

Here we have an English farm from the 1600s.

One cool thing is you can walk into a lot of the buildings and see what life was like there. Like this lady who was working with some freshly shorn wool.





















From the 1600s English farm, we take to the trail again to the next location.


 Up ahead on the path we spot an Irish forge.


Followed by the forge is an 1700s Irish farm

We have a look inside the dim and cool Irish farmhouse.
Kitty! Kitty!

With the best part of the visit over, we walk on the path to the next site.

In the distance, the buildings of a 1700s German farm.

Away from the German farm, it's on to other towns.

And now after visiting the other areas, it's time to head to the early United States.
The first location was the Ganatastwi village.

Then a 1740s farm. A log cabin with mud and straw in between the beams. A small chicken coop in the back.


As you walk from the 1740s place, you see a wide open space in the clearing.


Like other buildings at the museum, you can enter and even go upstairs on some farmhouses.

It wouldn't be a real farm if there weren't farm animals on the property, and the museum certainly has those as well. We've seen ducks, goats, sheep, pigs, and other farm animals roaming the grounds.

So if you want to travel in time, across land, and across cultures, be sure to visit the Frontier Cultural Museum in Staunton, Virginia. You can visit the cultures, villages and towns that had a great influence on the early years of the United States.


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