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.
WWI Poster Exhibit
Artists Support the War
As America entered World War I, President Wilson created a committee to improve public opinion of the war and to help sell war bonds. A major part of this effort was the poster. See some examples of these posters collected from around Utah at this traveling exhibit from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the Utah Division of State History.
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.
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.