Plan Your Visit

Getting Around The Museum

Frontier Culture Museum Map Download

Exploring the museum is both exciting and simple. Download the easy to follow exhibit map to help guide you through the many wonders and adventures the museum has to offer.

Museum Hours

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

Spring, Summer & Fall Hours

Mid-March through December 1

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. Golf carts can be rented for a nominal fee and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Advance Registration required for all guided tours and groups must have more than 15 people. All guided tour request must be made more than two weeks in advance. Guided tours are extremely limited and are subject to availability of staff. Please call (540) 332-7850 or email

Winter Hours

December 1 through mid-March

10:00 am – 4:00 pm (7 days/week)

Guided Tours are available throughout the day starting December 11. Interpreters are not on-site beginning on that day. For exact tour times, please call the Visitor Center at 540-332-7850.

Please note that we are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.


For accessibility information, please click here

Food Service

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

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.

Please note that Staunton City law requires animals to be leashed at all times.

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