2301 W. River Road
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 268-8199


9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Closed except for special events or by appointment.Call 937.268.8199 to book your group visit or field trip!

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!


Guided Group Tours

Childrens tourOpen to all groups of 20 students/participants or more, SunWatch offers five unique guided tours including SunWatch Discovery, Lifestyles of the Rich and Prehistoric, Who in the World is Indiana Jones?, What if I lived at SunWatch?, and Fun at SunWatch. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes with approximately one hour outside in the Village.

Participants should dress appropriately as the weather requires. Groups must schedule at least one month in advance.

Guided Group Tour Fees

One adult/chaperone admitted free for every 15 students
For additional information please call 937.268.8199

Tour Options

Fun at SunWatch (PreK and K)
This special one hour program offers students the chance to discover the culture of the SunWatch people through sensory activities, stories, and games. This age-appropriate program offers fifteen minutes in the museum, with the bulk of the experience taking place in the Village.

What if I lived at SunWatch? (Grades 1-3)
Experience what life might have been like for the children who would have lived here 800 years ago. Primarily geared for the early elementary grades, the tour includes a short film and scavenger hunt in the museum then progresses outside through the village.

SunWatch Discovery (Grades 2+)
Uncover the history of SunWatch Indian Village and its prehistoric inhabitants, the Fort Ancient people! Session includes a short film, a guided trip through the museum, and a tour of the partially-reconstructed Village.

Lifestyles of the Rich & Prehistoric (Grades 4+)
Discover the four different cultural periods of Ohio's ancient past, and explore material culture, customs, and lifestyles of some of Ohio's earliest residents. After a half hour presentation in a classroom, the tour continues outside through the village.

Who in the World is Indiana Jones? (Grades 6+)
Explore the world of archaeology and discover how Science, Social Studies, and math can help budding archaeologists - and other curious kids - on their career path. This tour starts in the classroom before continuing outside for an hour-long tour through the Village.

Interested in a more involved class for older students? Consider our Archaeological Field Work Class!

PreShop Options

At SunWatch, we know that one of the most exciting parts of a field trip for students is to purchase souvenirs as mementos of their visit. We also know that group leaders’ time may be limited, and supervision of large groups can be challenging. To address these issues, SunWatch offers an alternative to individual shopping through Visiting School Groups Pre-Shopping. For more information, click here.