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!


Journey back in time.

Discover the Fort Ancient People.

Bring culture to life.

Explore Archaeology.


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Discover ~ Reflect ~ Explore

Discover ~ Reflect ~ Explore

SunWatch is a 13th century American Indian Village along the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio. Archaeological excavations from 1971-1988 exposed a planned stockaded Fort Ancient period settlement with astronomical alignments. The village is now partially reconstructed and features a Museum/Interpretive Center.

Calendar of Events

Transforming Landscape, Dynamic Place: Exploring the Neighborhoods of Cahokia
Saturday January 12
10:30am - 12:00pm
The Battle of the Wabash: Working Towards a New View with Archaeology
Saturday February 9
10:30am - 12:00pm
Grave Bj 581: The Viking Warrior that was a Woman
Saturday March 9
10:30am - 12:00pm
Tomb Robbery in Ancient Egypt
Saturday April 6
10:30am - 12:00pm

Current Highlights