2301 W. River Road
Dayton, OH 45418
(937) 268-8199


Open Year Round
Tuesday – Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
noon - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter

Please note: SunWatch will be closed on December 24 & 25 and will reopen during normal hours of operation the following business day.

General Admission

Adults $6.00
Seniors (60+) $4.00
Students (6-16) $4.00
Members are always Free!




Journey back in time.

Discover the Fort Ancient People.

Bring culture to life.

Explore Archaeology.


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Discover ~ Reflect ~ Explore

Discover ~ Reflect ~ Explore

SunWatch is a 13th century American Indian Village along the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio. Archaeological excavations from 1971-1988 exposed a planned stockaded Fort Ancient period settlement with astronomical alignments. The village is now partially reconstructed and features a Museum/Interpretive Center.

Calendar of Events

Winter Solstice Sleepover
Friday December 18
6:00am - 9:30am

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