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, Native heritage, antique sawmill and replica blast furnace.


Women in Art


A Focus on Female Artists
The large gallery is filled with a variety of art from local women. With a wide range of both subject matter and media, this is an exhibit you won’t want to miss.


Divas and Dames


The Bright, Bold Women of Kaitlin Mills
Digital artist Kaitlin Mills has been illustrating her favorite heroines from literature from a young age. At the age of 13 she started painting with digital tools and now works exclusively in this medium. Her art is on display in the small exhibit gallery.


Wonder Wednesday


Get Your Hands On Some Fun
In partnership with the Library in the Park, SUMA, and the Frehner Natural History Museum, Wonder Wednesday is back. Activities are available from 2:00 to 4:00 each Wednesday and rotate among the locations. Frontier Homestead State Park hosts the first week of each month. Learn more about art, science, and history at these free events.


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.