Living Museums

The Frontier Culture Museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendents. These first pioneers came to America during the 1600s and 1700s from communities in the hinterlands of England, Germany, Ireland, and West Africa.
Praised as "one of the top '10' places to relive America's past" by Good Housekeeping magazine, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer offers a hands-on living history experience that tells the story of early town building in Nebraska.
Delaware's historic mill. See a working water wheel and learn about the history of the mill. See our famous Leicester and Merino Wool sheep, participate in architectural digs, craft and woodworking demonstrations, and tour our museum.
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village offers a memorable and educational experience. By preserving the quickly fading agricultural heritage of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula, the Museum stands as an important legacy for future generations.
The Accokeek Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway Park, a national park located in Accokeek, Maryland, on the shore of the Potomac River directly across from Mount Vernon. Our land serves as an outdoor classroom for our educational programs, research, agricultural and conservation projects. The park is open to the public year 'round.
The Village brings to life the day-to-day activities of villagers living in South Jersey during the "age of homespun." (1789-1840). Visitors can make a personal connection between the past and present through the interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities.
The farm is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910.
Old Sturbridge Village is a "must-see" destination to experience early New England life from 1790-1840. One of the countrys largest living history museums, OSV has historians in costume, 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm.
At Conner Prairie, youll find four themed historic areas to explore: Lenape Camp, Conner Homestead, 1836 Prairietown and 1859 Balloon Voyage. In each area "look, dont touch" becomes "look, touch, smell, taste and hear" as you live history first-hand.
Plimoth Plantation, a bicultural museum, offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. Our exhibits, programs, live interpreters, and historic settings encourage a new level of understanding about present-day issues affecting communities around the world.
As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers Museum provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life firsthand through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a working farmstead, a recreated historic village, a Country Fair featuring The Empire State Carousel, and a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places.
Old Salem Museums & Gardens encompasses 100 acres of restored and reclaimed landscapes that include eighty buildings, nationally acclaimed gardens, and five retail stores, including Winkler Bakery. Our unique museums - The Historic Town of Salem and The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts along with award-winning heirloom gardens, invite today's visitors to experience the complete story of those who lived and worked in the early South.
Experience life as it was in our nation's yesterdays. Explore the homes and buildings where men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry inspired the fight for independence.