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Dwellings & Lifestyles of the Early Settlers

The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia is a fascinating place to bring children to witness the daily chores of early Americans as actors work in-character wearing period costumes in and around authentic period dwellings from Africa, England, Ireland, and Germany. A wide variety of peoples lived and worked in the New World. Many are represented here in such minute detail. Even a finicky aficionado can appreciate this museum.

Just off Interstate 81 headed south, about 2 1/2 hours from the nation’s capital, step back in time to a moment when life was simpler, harsher, and filled with dangers we can only imagine today. Load your brood into a starship and experience life as it was before the rat race. The dogwoods are in full bloom. What more do you need?