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Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

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


Now you can explore Ashland and its rich history right from your mobile device! Currently we offer 5 walking tours complete with historical photographs, audio, and historic and architectural info for some of Ashland’s residential and commercial treasures. Explore our Historic Downtown, the grand homes of South Center Street, the Race Course Addition neighborhood, the homes around Randolph-Macon College, and the unique neighborhood known as Berkleytown.

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Ashland Museum Inside Out is funded in part
by a grant from CultureWorks championed by Altria,
a grant from CSX, and by donations
to the Ashland Museum Development Fund.

Upcoming Events

School’s Out – History Day Camp for rising 2nd-6th graders. July 31-August 4, 9am-Noon. Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts and Activities Center present Camp Ashland 2016, a history camp for all rising 2nd – 6th grader history buffs. Curious kid campers will explore how people lived in the 19th and early 20th century in Ashland. Register now.

Ashland Museum is a consulting partner to the DC2RVA project. Our complete response will be posted here shortly. In addition to responding to DC2RVA, a letter from Ian Sutton and John Hodges was sent to DRPT concerning rail safety. Here are links to the letter on Ian Sutton’s site https://ashlandrail.com and to page with the letter https://ashlandrail.com/2017/06/13/letter-to-drpt/.

The next DC2RVA meeting will be July 24 at 6:00 pm, location TBD.

News & Notes

Camp Ashland 2017 – July 31-Aug 4

Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts and Activities Center present Camp Ashland 2017, a history camp for all rising 2nd – 6th grader history buffs. Curious kid campers will explore how people lived in the 19th and early 20th Century in Ashland. What did children wear and what foods did they [...]

New Ashland Museum Sign

The Board poses with the Ashland Museum's new sign, now mounted at the front corner of the building. Look for it next time you are passing by 105 Hanover Ave. or visiting the Ashland Museum.

Grant for New Outdoor Exhibits

Aug. 6, 2015. Scott Garka, CultureWorks President, awards a check for $5,350 to Rosanne Shalf, Ashland Museum President, for the Museum’s newest exhibit.  The award from CultureWorks, Championed by Altria will be combined with a CSX grant and other donations to create outdoor exhibits within and adjacent to Ashland’s Historic District making [...]