Staunton’s Frontier Culture Museum is a tribute to the first colonial Virginia settlers and is organized on a circular trail with tiny houses / villages representing different colonial era settlers. In the words of the museum’s website, “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.”

An English cottage woman doing the dishes

Not only does the museum recreate the buildings, but they have full time staff in period costume doing daily tasks and answering questions for the visitors. I left feeling comfortable I had learned a great deal about the 16th and 17th century life in the Americas.

If you go, take some time to research the website and Facebook site; the museum has plenty of special events and you may want to plan your visit accordingly!

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