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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

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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Camp Ashland 2016 – Aug. 1-5

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 in the 19th and early 20th Century in Ashland.

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

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

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 […]

Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940

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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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 in […]

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. See […]