2301 W. River Road
Dayton, OH 45417
(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

General Admission

Adults $7.00
Seniors (60+) 6.00
Students (6-17) $6.00
Members are always Free!




Journey back in time.

Discover the Fort Ancient People.

Bring culture to life.

Explore Archaeology.


Share the experience.


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 16
6:30pm - 9:30am
CLOSED - Christmas Eve
Saturday December 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
CLOSED - Christmas Day
Sunday December 25
12:00pm - 5:00pm
CLOSED - New Year's Eve
Saturday December 31
9:00am - 5:00pm
CLOSED - New Year's Day
Sunday January 1
12:00pm - 5:00pm

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