Relive the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through hands -on activities,an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Paiute native camp, sawmill and replica blast furnace.


Parker Tree Exhibit


Not your typical landscape
Through March 31, SUU student and artist Parker Tree shows his unique creations. Parker uses wire to create dragons and other monsters. He also makes one of a kind marbled canvases. Come see an exhibit unlike any we have ever had.

Story Time


Join us every week for a story and activity
Looking for something to do with your preschooler? Come listen to a story and participate in a fun activity. Ever Tuesday at 10:00 we read our story then do a craft or other fun activity that goes along with the book.

Wonder Wednesdays


Early out Wednesdays just got even better!    
Join us as we partner with the Cedar City Library, Southern Utah Museum of Art, and Frehner Natural History Museum to bring hands-on fun to students from 2-4 pm every Wednesday!


Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

Lack of iron was a major concern to pioneers who began settling Utah in 1847. When iron ore was discovered in southern Utah, Mormon leader Brigham Young called for volunteers to colonize the Cedar City area in November of 1851. Ten months later, the colony completed a blast furnace and began to operate an iron foundry. A desire to preserve and interpret the history of this endeavor eventually led to the establishment of the Iron Mission State Park in 1973. The Iron Mission State Park was later renamed as the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum in 2009.