Huts & PeopleParking is free and on-site. Guests can be dropped off by the sidewalk leading to the Interpretive Center. The Center is air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Visitors are encouraged to dress weather appropriate for the tour of the outdoor Village.

SunWatch Tour

Adult and Students Tours (maximum size of 30 per group/class): $5/student
One adult/chaperone admitted free for every 15 students
For additional information please call 937.268.8199

Available to groups of any size, guided tours are led by docents whose knowledge of SunWatch is sure to engage your imagination and make your SunWatch visit a rich and rewarding experience. The tours are approximately one and a half hours long beginning with an introductory film in the indoor theatre, viewing artifacts and a tour of the partially-reconstructed Village. Visitors unable to participate in the walking tour of the Village can sit comfortably on the patio which arches out toward the Village Grounds giving an unobstructed view; a docent will guide you through the history of the Village and its ancient residents. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy a self-guided tour. SunWatch staff is available to answer questions.

To further enhance the visit, a special hands-on activity may be requested when registering for a guided tour. Activities include making Native American musical instruments, pottery and jewelry. An additional fee may be required.

Although SunWatch does not have a cafeteria, guests may bring their lunches and eat under the Covered Picnic Area on the Village Grounds, or have lunch catered using one of the caterers from SunWatch’s approved list. SunWatch staff can provide the caterer list and phone numbers when you call to register the tour. Fast Food options are less than three miles away, and if you are interested in spending the night in the area, the Holiday Inn Dryden Road is close by.

A one month advance registration is required for guided tours. Drivers and escort/organizers receive complimentary admission.