Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel

Museums

America’s Packard Museum

420 South Ludlow Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 226-1710

www.americaspackardmuseum.org

Hours:

Monday–Friday 12:00pm–5:00pm

Saturday–Sunday 1:00pm–5:00pm

Description:  Dayton’s car museum


Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH 45414

(937) 275-7431

www.boonshoftmuseum.org

Hours:

Monday–Friday 9:00am–5:00pm

Saturday 11:00am–5:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm–5:00pm

Description: Primarily geared towards children, but also has some items of interest for college students


Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409

(937) 293-5798

www.daytonhistory.org

Hours:

Monday–Saturday 9:30am–5:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm–5:00pm

Description:  Carillon Park is seriously fun for everyone - from your grandparents to your younger siblings. You may either independently explore or enjoy a tour of authentically designed displays and scenes created to teach you about historical Dayton. This is the first stop you should make to understand a little bit more about our city.


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

16 South Williams Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 225-7705

www.nps.gov/daav/index.htm

Hours:

9:00am – 5:00pm

Description: The Dayton Aviation Heritage Park is a National Park located here in downtown Dayton. The park is a series of five sights that tell the stories of the Wright Brothers and Paul Lawrence Dunbar. These sights include a replica of the Wright Brother’s Bicycle shop, the Wright Flyer III, the Wright’s Mansion, and Dunbar’s home.


Dayton International Peace Museum

208 West Monument Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 227-3223

www.daytonpeacemuseum.org

Hours:

Tuesday–Saturday 10:00am–5:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm–5:00pm

Description: The Dayton International Peace Museum was established after the 1994 Dayton Peace Accords which ended the Bosnian War that included the genocide of Bosnian Muslims. The Peace Museum has exhibits featuring peace initiatives along with educational workshops and programs that promote national and global peace.


Montgomery County’s Memorial Hall

125 East First Street #240, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 225-5898

www.memorialhallcelebrations.com

Description: The Montgomery County’s Memorial Hall is one of Dayton’s most significant historical structures and commemorates the soldiers who dies in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. Memorial Hall has a collection of plaques, sculptures, and reliefs depicting the region’s military history.


Patterson Homestead

1815 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409

(937) 293-2841

www.daytonhistory.org/patt-home.htm

Hours:

Thursday–Saturday 10:00am–4:00pm

Description: Take a look into the life and history of Dayton’s influential Patterson family who lived on the property for 100 years. Originally owned by Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson, the house features family artifacts and is furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques. Admission is free but a $2 donation is suggested.


SunWatch Indian Village

2301 West River Road, Dayton, OH 45414

(937) 268-8199

www.sunwatch.org

Hours:

Tuesday–Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm–5:00pm

Description: A museum of the Fort Ancient Indians that has a recreation of the native village, exhibits, and programming for American Indian culture and archaeology and other topics. Adults: $6.00, Seniors (60+): $4.0, Students (6-16): $4.00


U.S. Air Force Museum

1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 255-8046

www.nationalmuseum.af.mil

Hours:

Sunday–Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm

Description: The largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world is located here in Dayton. The museum contains approximately ten exhibits (Air Park, Memorial Park, Early Years, World War II, Southeast Asia War, Korean War, Cold War, Missile & Space, Research & Development, and Presidential Aircraft) featuring different types of military aircraft as well as the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Admission to the museum is FREE.