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.


Winter at the Homestead


It’s that time of year again!
While the outdoor activities are closed this time of year due to inclement weather there’s still plenty to love about the park in the winter! There are indoor activities to enjoy and a beautiful snow covered park to explore.

2019 Events

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We’re looking forward to next year’s events!
We enjoyed record event attendance in 2018 and can’t wait to see you all again next year! We have lots of exciting things planned so be sure to mark your calendars.

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.