Its walls are built with mud. Interiors are finished with clay plaster. Rooms are adorned with clay pots, thatch mats and other artifacts – all imported from Nigeria.

The goal: Create a life size replica of an Igbo village as it existed two centuries ago.

The result: The Igbo Village in Staunton, Virginia USA is the only museum quality replica of an Igbo farm village in the United States and the only structure of its kind worldwide.

Those planning to attend the World Igbo Festival of Arts and Culture should also take the opportunity to explore the attractions in and near the Igbo Village.