420 South Ludlow Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Description: Dayton’s car museum
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH 45414
Description: Primarily geared towards children, but also has some items of interest for college students
Carillon Historical Park
1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
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
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
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
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.
1815 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409
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
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
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.