Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

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

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Upcoming Events

Sat., April 23, Ashland Garden Tour – The Ashland Museum will be open 10 am to 4 pm.

Mon., May 16, 6:00 pm – Woodland Cemetery Tour – Registration is now open.

Mon., May 23, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Ashland Museum and Red Caboose will be open.

Mon – Fri, August 1-5, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Camp Ashland 2016 – (at The Center). Registration is now open.

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
Bringing in a New Century: 1900 – 1940
Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

Red Caboose

RaisedhandsAre you looking for a new challenge? 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. Volunteer training is available on request and you will be partnered with an experienced volunteer.

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

A New Way to Support the Ashland Museum
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Woodland Cemetery Tours – Spring 2016

By |January 27th, 2016|Categories: Museum News, Upcoming Events|

WoodlandsignJoin us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for Confederate dead.

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Camp Ashland 2016 – Aug. 1-5

By |January 9th, 2016|Categories: Museum News, Upcoming Events|

Young girl listening to tin can / string phone.Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts and Activities Center present Camp Ashland 2016, a history camp for all rising 2nd – 5th grader history buffs. Curious kid campers will explore how people lived […]

Ashland Museum Inside Out funded in part by CultureWorks Championed by Altria

By |August 27th, 2015|Categories: About the Museum, Museum News|

The Ashland Museum has launched a new initiative to TrainStation outdoorhistorybring the assets of the Museum into the Ashland community. Initial projects will include outdoor history exhibits, historic markers and walking tours guided by mobile apps. In August, 2015, Ashland […]

Grant for New Outdoor Exhibits

By |August 7th, 2015|Categories: About the Museum, Museum News|

CultureWorksAug. 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 […]

Past Museum Events

By |July 6th, 2015|Categories: Upcoming Events|

For information about and photographs from past events at the Ashland Museum, visit this page.


Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940

By |May 14th, 2015|Categories: Exhibits, Museum News|

In 1900, Ashland became a 20th century town, along with the rest of the country and the world. The new century brought many new challenges and new ideas. Visit the Ashland Museum to explore Ashland’s journey from 1900 to 1940.

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