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.
Self Guided Activities
Spring weather in the park means that our self-guided activities are now open! Have you ever wanted to pan for gold? Now you can wash laundry behind the oldest log cabin in southern Utah, throw horseshoes, and learn the Deseret Alphabet while you tour the park.
Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist? Join us Saturday May 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for a day of hands-on archaeology activities and demonstrations. Throw an atl atl, make rope, and paint a pictograph tile of your own! Admission is $5 per family.
Featured above: "Granite and Cypress" block print by artist Everett Ruess. This exhibit displays a love for the desert expressed in poems and intricate block prints. This exhibit can be viewed during museum hours from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday.
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.