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!


Special Events

Winter Hours

December 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

SunWatch will be CLOSED except by appointment or for special events.

Want to Book Your School or Other Group on a Weekday?
School groups and tours can still book a visit throughout the week, even when we are closed to the public in the winter. Group rates apply, and special field trip and tour programs may be available. Book your visit today by calling 937.268.8199 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2019 Lecture Series: She Blinded Me with Science

Join us for the 2019 Archaeological Institute of America/SunWatch lecture series, featuring an all-female line-up of experts in their field!

Thanks to the generosity of the Archaeological Institute of America and an anonymous donor, admission to the Lecture Series is free and open to the public.
Schedule subject to change.

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Family Day

Saturday, April 27
9:00 a.m.- Noon

Explore SunWatch as our experienced guides answer your questions about the archaeology and history of the site. Guests are invited to wander the village, aim for the target at the archery station, and create a craft.
Included with regular admission; free for members.

The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans 31st Annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow

Pow wowSaturday, June 22, 2019
12:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Gates open at 11:00 a.m.; Grand entry at 12 noon and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, and 12 noon Sunday

During the Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, the serene setting at SunWatch transforms with the beat of drums and the sounds and rhythm of American Indian music. For American Indians, Pow Wow is a special time to reflect upon a rich heritage and come into the Pow Wow circle with honor and respect for one another and the drum.

The event features both men’s and women’s dances, including the men’s grass dance and the women’s shawl and jingle dance, performed wearing full regalia. In addition, traditional American Indian arts, crafts and food will be available from vendors.

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