Virtual Tours

The Frontier Culture Museum is a “Living History Museum” covering 200 acres in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. It tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendants. The Museum’s major exhibits include working farms, homesteads, essential trades, a schoolhouse, and a church.

The Museum is divided into two sections: The Old World and America.

  • The Old World exhibits show rural life and culture from four homelands of early migrants to the American colonies: England, West Africa, Ireland, and Germany.
  • The American exhibits show the life these migrants, slaves, and their descendants created in the colonial back-country, how this life changed over more than a century, and how life in the United States today is shaped by its frontier past.

Below you’ll find a series of virtual tours that will take you to each of the Museum’s major exhibits. If you can’t visit the Museum in person, these videos will give you a taste of what life was like in the Old World and on the American frontier during the 17th through 19th centuries.

In addition to the Virtual Exhibit Tours below, you can explore our cultural heritage in greater detail via the following video topics:

  • Old World & American Exhibits (located below)
  • Daily Life Videos (coming soon)
  • Traditional Music Videos (coming soon)
  • Annual Lecture Series Video Archive (coming soon)
  • Special Events (coming soon)

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Old World Virtual Tours

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1600’s English Farm

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1700’s West African Farm

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1700’s German Farm

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1700’s Irish Forge

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1700’s Irish Farm

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American Frontier Virtual Tours

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1700’s American Indian Farm

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1700’s American Frontier Farm

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1820’s American Farm

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1800’s American Schoolhouse

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1850’s American Farm

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1850’s Mount Tabor Church

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