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.
It’s that time of year again!
With our busiest week of the year behind us we want to thank all of our visitors, volunteers, and sponsors who helped us to make Christmas at the Homestead and the Holiday Market a success!
Lights at the Frontier
Who doesn’t love all the lights this time of year?
Join us on selected nights as we open the gates to our fabulous displays throughout the grounds of the museum. A tree in every building, an expansive Christmas village, and, of course, lights!
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.