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!




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Discover the Fort Ancient People.

Bring culture to life.

Explore Archaeology.


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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

Teillager 6, Sværholt: The Archaeology of a POW camp in Finnmark, Arctic Norway
Saturday January 21
10:30am - 12:00pm
Craft Series, Class 1
Thursday February 2
1:00pm -
Craft Series, Class 2
Thursday February 9
1:00pm -
Craft Series, Class 3
Thursday February 16
1:00pm -
Digging Amache: The Archaeology of a Confined Community
Saturday February 18
10:30am - 12:00pm
Craft Series, Class 4
Thursday February 23
1:00pm -
New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery
Saturday March 18
10:30am - 12:00pm
“Andersonville All Over Again”: Archaeology of Confederate POWs at Camp Lawton, Georgia
Saturday April 15
10:30am - 12:00pm
Spring Scout Day
Saturday April 22
9:00am - 12:00pm

Current Highlights