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!



Building ExteriorThe National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is a list that recognizes historic places worthy of preservation. It is administered by the National Park Service, a part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The NRHP was first authorized under the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act, and its mission is to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect cultural resources. There are 80,000 listings on the NRHP in the United States, including 325 from the state of Ohio. SunWatch was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

National Historic Landmark (NHL) status was granted to SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park in 1990. NHL status indicates that a historic or prehistoric site possesses exceptional value as commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. NHL was formed under the Historic Sites Act in 1935. Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, was seeking a broad legal foundation for a national program of preservation and rehabilitation of historic sites, and wanted a program that would work through the National Park Service to make a survey of historical and archaeological sites, buildings and objects. NHL status works to promote the advancement of historic preservation, patriotic instruction, and tourism promotion. To visit SunWatch’s NHL webpage, click here. For more information, please call 937-268-8199.