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.


Kolob Society


Plein Air Paintings
The Kolob Society was formed in 2011 with a few members and has grown to over 160. The artists gather to paint on location. From beginners to professionals, their media range from oils and pastels to photography. All artists are welcome to join. Even if you aren’t an artist come and check out their paintings.

Frontier Folklife Festival


Music, Shopping, and Fun
Friday, June 21 from 11:00 to 7:00 and Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 to 6:00 the Homestead will become an open air market. Vendors from around Southern Utah offer their wares on the lawn. Music and activities in the Homestead provide fun for the whole family.


Hands-on Activities


Get Your Hands On Some Fun

Our outdoor activities are open for the summer. Wash laundry, play dominoes, rope a steer, and put on some jail clothes. With 13 hands-on activities available and a variety of photo opportunities there is plenty to keep the whole family having fun and learning.


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.