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We are home to the most extensive Genealogy Library and History Museum in the Shenandoah Valley.

Rocktown History partners with generations past, present, and future to collect, preserve, and share the tapestry of local history stories through museum exhibits, library resources, history publications, student activities, and more.


Join Us for September’s Third Thursday Talk – September 15, 7pm

A presentation to celebrate the bicentennial year of Silver Lake and the Mill in Dayton, Virginia, with history, anecdotes, and images that represent the people and events that formed and changed the surrounding community.

Visit Us

382 High Street
Dayton, VA 22821

Admission Prices

Adults $8
Senior $7
Students & Youth FREE
Groups (10+) $7 each


Tuesday – Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

Library Research appointments are encouraged. Please contact us to schedule.

Explore Featured Exhibitions

What Catches Your Eye?

Pottery Jar (01.15.06), c1835, attributed to Andrew Coffman.
Acme Egg Grading Scale (01.15.08), pnted 1924.
Child’s Chair (01.15.05), c1845, adapted for use on wagon.
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