Museum Hours & Ticket Prices

The Frontier Culture Museum is open seven days a week, 360 days each year. Hours vary by season.

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Spinning Lesson – Old World Style

Admissions

Adult: $12.00
Senior: $ 9.00
Student (ages 13-college): $11.00
Child (ages 6-12): $7.00
Children Under Age 6: Free

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Spring, Summer & Fall Hours

April 24 through November 28, 2021

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  (7 days/week)
  • Self-guided tours utilize walking paths and trails to allow Museum guests to visit all 11 permanent exhibits. You’ll enjoy “living history” as communicated through costumed interpreters in both the Old World and American sections of the Museum. We recommend allowing 3-4 hours to see everything by foot.  Shuttle carts run continuously in the event you want a lift. Golf carts can be rented for a nominal fee.
  • Advance Registration requested for all guided tours. Please call (540) 332-7850.


Winter Hours

November 29, 2021 through March 5, 2022

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  (Open 7 days/week)
  • Guided Tours are available on the hour throughout the day.
    If possible, please call ahead to let us know the size of your group at (540) 332-7850.

Our Interpreters are ready & waiting for your visit!

 

Annual Passes

Explore our many exhibits to learn about the origins of American frontier culture

There are new, exciting and educational things happening everyday at the Frontier Culture Museum! You’ll want to come back many times.  Buy an Annual Pass and visit as often as you like for a full year.  It will save you money beginning with your 2nd visit! Individual and large group passes are available as well.

Group Rates

*All group rates are subject to change*
(Call for education group rates)
To receive the group admission rate your group must have 15 or more. For more detailed group rate information please contact Reservations at (540) 332-7850, education@fcmv.virginia.gov

Payment

Cash, checks, and major credit cards accepted.

Accessibility 

The Frontier Culture Museum strives to be inclusive and accessible to everyone.  Handicapped parking is available closest to the Welcome Center and there is a pull-through available for safe wheelchair access.

 The entire Museum loop is approximately two miles. The main paths of both the Old World and New World loops are paved, making secure travel possible for walkers, wheelchairs, powerchairs, and our rentable golf carts. Certain sites, such as the West African, English, 1700s Settlement farms, and the schoolhouse, are accessed by gravel pathways. Others, such as the Irish, German, Eastern Woodland Indian, 1820 and 1850 American farms, are accessed by paved or brick pathways. Visitor restrooms in each loop are accessed via paved paths. The museum does, however, include gardens, pastures, and other activity areas that are only accessible via lawn. 

The Old World loop begins and ends with a gentle rise. Once near West Africa or Germany, on respective sides of the loop, the pathway levels out. Two short, slightly raised wooden bridges separate the English farm from the Irish forge. The English and German farmhouses, as historic buildings relocated to the museum, contain either entrance steps or an elevated level inside. Both can be accessed by at least one door at ground level or by asking the interpreter on site to provide access if they happen to be working in a different part of the site.

The New World loop contains more diverse topography. The Eastern Woodland Indian site is located at the top of a slightly steep slope. The paved pathway makes a loop up the slope, passing in front of the activity areas.  There is a decline between the Eastern Woodland Indian site and the 1700s Settlement farm. The 19th century structures are also accessed by inclines off of the main paved road; these are paved or graveled. The 1820 and 1850 farms, as well as the Schoolhouse and Church, include ramps on at least one side of the structures. The 1820 farm, similar to the English farm, contains a split level, but visitors can access both via the two doors on the front porch. 

The Frontier Culture Museum strives to be sensory friendly. Our toolkit and pre-visit materials are being prepared and will be added to the website soon. Here are a few tips for quick reference in planning your visit.

  • If a member of your party is uncomfortable with loud noises, the West African farm and the 1700s Settlement farm occasionally have drums or firearm demonstrations. The Irish forge can also present unexpected noises. The Welcome Center will provide a list of daily activities upon your arrival.
  • If crowds are a concern, please call the Welcome Center to inquire about potential events or school visits booked for the day of your visit.
  • Animals can be found at most sites. Most are within fenced pastures, however, they may come up to your party. The Museum currently has two cats, one on the Irish farm and one on the 1850s American farm. Both move freely around the site. 
  • The Museum has many areas out of the general traffic pattern that can serve as quiet areas. Please do not hesitate to ask interpreters for suggestions or assistance.

Visitors are encouraged to call the Welcome Center at (540) 332-7850 with any questions regarding accessibility or particular needs. We will do our best to make sure your visit is enjoyable. We also welcome feedback and suggestions regarding improvement of our ability to meet your needs.  

Food Service

Food Truck Vendors are typically present during Museum special events.  Check the event website page or our Facebook page for details regarding a specific event.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own food as well.  Café tables and picnic benches are available for your convenience.

Snacks and bottled water are also available at the Museum Welcome Center.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit areas. This is primarily to avoid interactions with the numerous farm animals and wildlife you will encounter. Pets are allowed on the courtyard and in the picnic areas. We also have covered kennels that can be rented for the day for $5, where you can visit your pet and even have them join you for lunch.

Requirements for Your Service Dog
Virginia law requires that services dogs be identified in particular ways:

• A guide dog must be in a harness
• A hearing dog must be on a blaze orange leash
• A service dog must be in a backpack,
harness, or vest that identifies it as a trained service dog.

Under the ADA, service animals can be excluded from the public accommodation if it poses a direct threat to health and safety (or example, if your dog is aggressively barking and snapping at other customers, the facility can ask you to remove the animal). Your animals may also be excluded if they are not housebroken, or if it is out of control and you are unable or unwilling to effectively control it.

Virginia State Law nor the ADA recognize Emotional Support Animals as service animals.