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

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5:00 p.m.
*Closed Monday-Friday, except by appointment

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!




Village and Interpretive Center

SunWatch Building ExteriorSunWatch Indian Village offers exploration and learning both indoors and out. Visitors will enjoy watching an introductory film in the indoor theater, viewing artifacts and learning about the history of the Village and its inhabitants in the Interpretive Center, and immersing themselves in the 800-year-old lifestyle by visiting the reconstructed structures, located in their original, exact locations. An enhanced audio tour of the grounds is available for a nominal fee.

Audioguide Tour

To get the most out of a visit to SunWatch, the optional enhanced audioguide tour allows visitors to explore the grounds at their own pace while listening to commentary on the history and significance of key features of the site. Topics at the 18 stations on the tour include:

  • An explanation of the astronomical alignments of the Village.
  • Information about the process of building the houses and the harvesting techniques used by the Fort Ancient Indians.
  • Multiple stories that help bring the Fort Ancient culture to life.

Allow a minimum of 45 minutes to complete the tour.

Cost: $2/person