Welcome to the Ashland Museum!
The Ashland Museum tells the story of Ashland, Virginia through words, images, voices, and objects.
Ashland 1900-1940. If you have photos or stories of Ashland events, businesses, or families that might help us tell the story of this era, please get in touch.
Sun., Dec. 14, 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm – Holiday Home & Walking Tour – Registration is now open for this tour. Space is limited so register and reserve your spot now.
Holiday Gift Ideas! Stop by the Ashland Museum for unique holiday gifts. The 150th Anniversary Yearbook featuring Ashland’s history and families is on sale for $40. Only a few copies are left. We also have train station ornaments, history books for kids and adults, DVDs, postcards, a cookbook and our unique tomato can labels. Proceeds from your purchases support the Museum’s programs.
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
or by appointment. Groups are welcome. Call or Contact us to make arrangements. We are a volunteer-staffed museum. Check our Calendar for schedule changes.
Address: 105 Hanover Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005
Would your group like a Private Tour of the Museum or a Walking Tour of Ashland? What a great idea for family reunions, wedding weekends, & club outings. Call or Contact us to make special arrangements.
Please join or renew your membership today! We need your support to keep the Museum open and thriving. We always need volunteers, too. Just two hours a month will help keep the Museum and Red Caboose open. Call us at 804-368-7314 or send us a message for more info.
Museum News and Notes
Kick off the holiday season with the Ashland Museum’s Holiday Walking Tour. This 90-minute guided tour starts at the Ashland Museum (105 Hanover Avenue) and continues through the old campus of Randolph-Macon College and onto College Avenue. Strolling through the historic College Avenue neighborhood, we will see the exteriors of homes decorated for the Christmas season. […]
Exploring the Schools, Churches, Residences and Businesses of the Post Civil War Era Follow the growth of Ashland in post Civil War era in the museum’s new exhibit. Now on display at the Ashland Museum. Read about the development of public education in Ashland. See if you can help identify people in the school photo […]
The Ashland Museum new documentary film about Ashland, “A Railroad Runs Through It: The Unique History of a Virginia Train Town” premiered on Nov. 10, 2012 to great reviews from the audience at Ashland’s Firehouse Theatre. Copies of the video on DVD are now available for sale at the Museum at $10. All proceeds from […]
Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by Nancy.
The museum’s first exhibit, “Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865” takes visitors from Ashland’s beginnings as Slash Cottage railroad resort to its Civil War experience. The exhibit includes a display of the Dawson family and the Civil War bullet they found in a fireplace while renovating an antebellum home […]
VOLUNTEERING: We need volunteers! Use our Contact page if you are interested in helping out at the Museum. Below, we’ve listed some of the activities our volunteers get involved in. Help us keep the Museum and the Red Caboose open for visitors, 10 am-2 pm on Saturdays and 12:30pm-2:30 pm on Sundays. Volunteers work 2-hour […]
We greatly appreciate your interest in supporting the Ashland Museum! Please visit our Support page to learn how you can help the Museum. Your support will help us provide programs, keep the lights on at our Museum space and the Red Caboose, buy supplies to build exhibits and store archival materials, let the community know […]