FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM 540-332-7850 Voice
Fax: 540-332-9989 540-332-9212 TTY
1250 Richmond Road, P. O. Box 810, Staunton, VA 24402
DIRECTIONS: I-81 Exit 222 to Rte 250 West, entrance 1/2 mi on left.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Visit Europe and America's past at four different historic farms moved from their country of origin and reconstructed at the museum site in Staunton, Virginia. See the rare and minor breed animals, walk through authentic gardens, help harvest period crops, watch a blacksmith at work, and visit with the farm interpreters to share a lesson of courage, heritage and determination.
PARKING: 6 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.
TYPES OF PATHS: Concrete, asphalt, fine sandy gravel trails do have steep grades requiring assistance for persons in wheelchairs.
ENTRANCE: At building 50 yds from parking lot. Entry doors, 34 in. wide, open in with pull handle located 44 in. above floor. Exit doors, 34 in. wide, open out, with push handle 44 in. above floor.
PUBLIC REST ROOMS: Beside entrance and 1/2 way along trail. Doors 34 in. wide, open out. Turns to enter. Accessible stalls have 36 in. wide doors opening in, and handrails. 19 in. toilet seat height, and 12-24 in. between commode and wall. Sink height 36 in. Pipes wrapped.
ELEVATOR: In educational and research center-limited public access for library and lecture hall.
For guests with hearing disabilities, there are tours in American Sign Language, for groups only, with advance reservations. Captioned orientation video used.
For guests with visual disabilities, there are hands-on exhibits such as weaving, gardening, cooking, etc., and signs with contrasting background.
For guests with mobility disabilities, who can not go up stairs in farmhouses, the museum has photo albums of the 2nd story available. Free admission for person assisting guest in wheelchair. 3 motorized scooters available free of charge.
GIFT SHOP: Aisles 36-38 in. wide. Counters 50 in. high. Clerks assist customers with special needs. Aisles usually clear of temporary displays.
STAFF TRAINING: Museum staff trained annually to serve guests with mobility, visual or hearing impairments by various agency staff with disabilities.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accepted credit cards MC, DS, AE and V. Admission fee. Open 9-5 daily. Winter Hours: 10-4 Dec 1-Mar 15. Allow 3 hours for a self-guided walking tour. Call for information for visitors with disabilities. Pets prohibited, but assistance animals are welcome.