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.
2017 Events Gallery
Thank you to all our visitors for making our 2017 a success! Our events had great attendance this year, fun activities, and many smiling faces. Be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming 2018 events and check out this gallery of photos from 2017.
Have you ever sent a message in semaphore? Are you familiar with Morse Code? Our winter activities are waiting in the special exhibit area for visitors. Beat the winter boredom by building your own log cabin, loading a train with blocks of hay, or sewing a quilt.
The Frontier homestead Children's Story Time is an opportunity for preschool children to learn about the past through stories and history-related activities. A different book and related activities are available every Tuesday morning at 10 am, free to the public.
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.