SunWatch

SunWatch

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

April–November
Tuesday-Saturday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

DecemberMarch
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!

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Special Events

Fireside Chat: Native Music and Storytelling

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

Join us in the Big House for a morning focusing on the language of music! The soothing sound of wooden flutes will fill the air as professional musician John De Boer uses a combination of music and words for this Native storytelling program. Session will be followed by a make-and-take activity station, an artifact activity, and a cup of hot chocolate or cider as guests explore the site.

Fee: $5 for members; $12 for nonmembers. Free for children under 3. Register today!

Fireside Chat #2: History of SunWatch

Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.

Join us in the Big House for a look at the history of SunWatch! Join J. Heilman, former curator at the DSNH, for a glimpse into the unlikely story of how an emergency excavation location became the museum and reconstructed village that exists today! Session will be followed by a make-and-take activity station, an artifact activity, and a cup of hot chocolate or cider as guests explore the site.

Tickets: $5 for members; $12 for non-members. Free for children under 3.

Register Today!

International Archaeology Day

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Saturday, October 19, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join SunWatch and the Archaeological Institute of America to celebrate all things archaeology! Specialists will be on hand to help identify any artifacts that you may have found over the years. SunWatch’s experienced and knowledgeable guides will be available to visitors as they stroll through the village.

Due to the generous support of the Archaeological Institute of America, admission to this program is FREE!

Fireside Chat #3: Archaeology of SunWatch

Saturday, November 9, 10:30 a.m.

Join us in the Big House for a look at the archaeology of SunWatch! Join our anthropology and archaeology staff as we dig into the past to uncover the purposeful design of the village, as well as what we know about its original inhabitants. Session will be followed by a make-and-take activity station, an artifact activity, and a cup of hot chocolate or cider as guests explore the site.

 

Tickets: $5 for members; $12 for non-members. Free for children under 3.

Register Today!

Winter Solstice Sleepover

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Friday, December 13-Saturday, December 14
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Celebrate the official start of winter by reliving the experience of the Miami Valley’s earliest inhabitants. Enjoy an evening of activities before settling in for the night around an open fire as you sleep in a reconstructed house and rise to discover the Fort Ancient people’s way of tracking the seasons. Registration is required and space is limited.

$30/person. Contact 937.268.8199, ext. 106 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot today!