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.
Looking Ahead to 2018
Thank you to all our wonderful visitors that have made 2017 such a success! With only a few weeks left in the year we're looking back on our successful events and planning for 2018. Check out our 2018 plans by following the link to our calendar.
Christmas at the Homestead may be finished but the holidays are still right around the corner. Have you finished your holiday shopping? The Frontier Homestead Gift Shop has wooden tops, Pick-up-Sticks and model trains which are sure to be a hit this year.
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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.