Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

Museum windowbox368x245The Ashland Museum tells the story of Ashland, Virginia through words, images, voices, and objects.

Upcoming Events
Walking Tour of Ashland
Sat., Apr. 18, 1:oo pm
Woodland Cemetery Tour
Sat., Apr. 25, 4:30 pm

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.

Current Exhibits
From Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: 1836-1865
Ashland Reborn: 1865 – 1900
Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

Red Caboose

Upcoming Exhibits
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.

RaisedhandsAre you looking for a new challenge in the New Year? We need VOLUNTEERS to staff the Ashland Museum! Help us keep our door open on the weekends for locals and visitors who want to learn about Ashland’s history.

Please join or renew your membership today! We need your support to keep the Museum open and thriving.

New ways to Support the Ashland Museum
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Museum News & Notes

Walking Tour of Ashland – Sat., Apr 18, 1pm

Join us for a Walking Tour of Ashland!

WalkingmanOur Walking Tour takes visitors on a stroll through the center of town to explore a portion of Ashland’s Historic District. You’ll view many lovely homes and historic buildings built […]

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Woodland Cemetery Tour – Sat., Apr 25, 4:30pm

WoodlandsignJoin us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for Confederate dead.  Find out about others resting in […]

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Camp Ashland – History Camp – Aug. 3-7

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Hanover Arts and Activities Center




August 3 – 7, 2015     9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 Calling all rising 2nd-5th grade history […]

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Private Group Tours

Museum windowbox Feb2014Would your group like a private tour of the Museum or a Walking Tour of Ashland?

Can’t figure out what to do with the relatives this summer?
Wedding weekend coming up?
Having a family reunion […]

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Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

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. […]

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Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

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 […]

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