Frontier Homestead


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Brochure of Frontier Homestead State Park Museum in Utah. Published by Utah State Parks.

The Museum Your park fees provide for the care, protection and enhancement of this park. Y ou’re greeted at the museum entrance by a 250,000 pound electric ore shovel used in the early days of the iron mines. Visitors are allowed to climb into the giant machine to explore, as well as the Southern Pacific caboose next to the shovel. Operating Hours The museum is open year-round with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Park Guidelines Inside the museum is a world of stage coaches and wagons. Hop into the Well Fargo stage coach for the perfect photo opportunity, and peruse the special exhibits gallery to see our latest art and history exhibits. Please observe the following park regulations to ensure everyone’s visit is pleasant. We call the back grounds of the museum the “Homestead,” with numerous restored historic buildings representing the life of an early pioneer settlement. Here you can explore the Hunter House, Deseret School House, Sawmill, Blast Furnace, Sheep Shed, and Palisade. The Homestead also has a variety of self-guided activity station where you can pan for gold, practice roping, load a wagon, write your name in the Deseret Alphabet, and much more. • Supervision - Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. For the more adventurous, travel 20 miles west of Cedar City and enjoy Old Iron Town, the ruins of a 19th century iron foundry and nature trail, but be sure to call or stop by our front desk for directions. • Pets - Pets on park grounds must be on a leash or carried. Service animals are allowed in the museum. • Climbing - Climbing on farm equipment and wagons is dangerous and not permitted. • No outside food or drink. Driving Directions From I-15, take the exit for UT-56 toward Cedar City. Turn east on 200 North and then left at Main Street. The park is on the left about one-half mile, located between the visitor center and cemetery. Cedar City Frontier Homestead State Park Museum I-15 200 N. Southern Utah University 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday, September – May 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Sunday, June – August Address Inquiries To: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum 635 North Main Street Cedar City, UT 84721 (435) 586-9290 or Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220 Scan the QR code with your mobile device to visit the park website, Social Media Facebook – friendsofthefrontierhomestead Twitter - @FHSPcedarcity Instagram - #frontierhomestead Utah State Parks Mission: To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Policies, facilities, fees, hours and regulations, etc., change as mandated. For updated information please contact the park. Printed on recycled paper 10/16 30 M Utah State Parks FRONTIER HOMESTEAD STATE PARK MUSEUM History L ack of iron was a major concern to settlers who arrived in the Utah territory in 1847. When iron ore was discovered in southern Utah, Mormon leader Brigham Young called for volunteers to colonize the Cedar City area in December of 1850. Ten months later, a colony was established on Coal Creek (Cedar City) to begin development of an iron foundry. Despite its initial success, the iron works faced many difficulties and eventually closed in 1858. A desire to preserve and interpret the history of this endeavor eventually led to the establishment of Iron Mission State Park in 1973. The park was later renamed Frontier Homestead State Park Museum to reflect the collective history of Iron County. The Homestead A on the map represents one of Frontier Homestead’s hands-on activity stations. From gold panning to washing clothes, roping cattle and building a cabin, these areas provide an opportunity to connect with the past in an entertaining way. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Wood Cabin Line Shack School House Hunter House Pioneer Garden Jones Sheep Shearing Shed Wagon Barn Native Heritage Exhibit Jenson Sawmill Nelson Carpentry Shop Palisade Blast Furnace Everyone needs to explore their past. Frontier Homestead is the setting where all are invited to come to share experiences, learn, and socialize with each other. Our mission is To Connect People to Traditions, Knowledge and Ideas. Programs and Events T he Park hosts a variety of events each year. A current list of scheduled events can be picked up at the Museum front desk, or viewed on the Park calendar at Highlights include Weekly Story Time, Sheep to Shawl (March), Archaeology Day (May), Haunted Homestead (October), Iron Mission Days (November), and Christmas at the Homestead (December).

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