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!


Educational Programs

Summer Lore

archery practiceLearn about American Indian culture, archaeology and prehistoric Ohio through hands-on activities, crafts, games and more. Advance registration is required.


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Guided Group Tours

Childrens tourOpen to all groups of 20 students/participants or more, SunWatch offers five unique guided tours including SunWatch Discovery, Lifestyles of the Rich and Prehistoric, Who in the World is Indiana Jones?, What if I lived at SunWatch?, and Fun at SunWatch. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes with approximately one hour outside in the Village.

Participants should dress appropriately as the weather requires. Groups must schedule at least one month in advance.

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Overnight Experiences at SunWatch

SunWatch at nightHave you ever wondered what it is like to spend the night in a reconstructed 800-year-old house? Here is your chance to experience the lives of the Fort Ancient Indians.

After viewing the introductory film and taking a nighttime tour of the Village, SunWatch’s overnight guests enjoy a craft and a light snack, listen to Native American stories, shop in the gift shop, and settle down for a cozy night in the Interpretive Center or one of the reconstructed houses.

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Archaeological Field Work Class

Dig SunWatchAvailable Spring–Fall

Learn the terminology, work, and tools that archaeologists use to uncover the mysteries of the past, at this class designed for ages 12 years through adults. Students will participate in a mock dig, and learn how to excavate map, catalog, and analyze finds.

Cost: $10/person

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