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.
We've switched to our fall hours!
Our hours have switched in anticipation of changing weather and visitation. During the fall we are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Be sure to stop by!
3 Panel Shakespeare Special Exhibit
Have you seen our latest special exhibit?
This exhibit offers a unique and entertaining look at many of Shakespeare's classics. Artist Mya Lixian Gosling is the author and artist of the world's foremost and possibly only stick-figure Shakespeare webcomic.
Upcoming Fall Events
Check out our upcoming events!
We like to keep busy during the fall with a few of our favorite events! Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for the Halloween celebration of Haunted Homestead followed by Cedar City's birthday, Iron Mission Days!
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.