The November field trip for B-CCC is a scheduled visit to the American Frontier Museum, in Staunton, VA. The web address is: www.frontiermuseum.org/
The Museum is a group of working farms representing different European and American cultures, all situated on 40 acres of Virginia countryside and all within a short walking distance of each other. The homesteads, livestock, implements and homesteaders are all characteristic of the region they represent. The photography ranges from scenic countryside, to quaint/authentic homes and furnishings and the homesteaders (costumed interpreters who are passionate about their job) who play the roles of their homeland.
There is an entrance fee of $10.00
$9.50 for seniors
$9.00 for students-age 13 through college
$6.00 children 6-12
There are many places to stay the night. Comfort Inn is very close (540) 886-5000, Hampton Inn is a little further (540) 886-7000. I would make reservations soon since fall color may draw a lot of visitors. There are lots of other places, also. Google Staunton.
Friday, November 8th, is intended as a travel day. The Museum is about 2 hours going down Virginia Rt. 66 from the Washington Beltway. At the west end of Rt. 66, go south on I-81 to exit 222 west. You will be on Route 250 west(Richmond Road). Entrance to Museum is 1/2 mile on left. (Route 66 is horrible at rush hours but there doesn’t seem to be a better route. Leaving earlier or later is probably the best answer.)
You should plan to be at the Museum entrance by 8 AM on Saturday for a group orientation in order to get the very most from your visit. The Museum closes at 5:00PM
Saturday will be dinner at the Depot Grille in Staunton. www.depotgrille.com/
Sunday will be a good time to return by way of Shenandoah Drive. Fall color should be at its best. Take Rt. 33 east from Harrisonburg to Shenandoah Drive and north to get back to Washington.
We will talk more about this but-
· Plenty of parking
· Tripods are allowed
· Museum Store
· Handicapped accessible except some of the buildings
· Bring a lunch-drink machines on site
· Rental scooters available