Plan Your Visit

Facility Information

Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Closed on major holidays. Call ahead to confirm winter holiday and inclement weather schedule.

We are located in Historic Dayton Virginia near the Greenway at Cooks Creek Park, just 5 miles south of Harrisonburg on Route 42.


When can I visit?

The museum, library, bookstore, and welcome center are open year round, Tuesday – Saturday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Extra closings around the winter holidays are tempting to the staff, so please schedule an appointment before making your plans.

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What interstate exit should I take?

Traveling to Harrisonburg from Winchester: exit 245 (north entrance)
Traveling to Harrisonburg from Staunton: exit 240 (south entrance)

Is the building accessible?

A gentle ramp transitions from the parking lot to the entrance, bookstore, and restrooms. Inside, a lift elevator helps you enter the galleries and library.

Is there a tour schedule?

The galleries of the museum are self-guided. Tour guides may be prearranged.

Welcome Center

Historic Dayton

We serve as the official tourist information center for Historic Dayton and will be glad to help you enjoy your visit to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia!