Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

Ashland Museum and Red Caboose
105 Hanover Ave., Ashland, VA 23005

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

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.

Upcoming Events
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.

Ashland Museum
105 Hanover Ave, Ashland, VA 23005

MUSEUM HOURS:
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
Phone: 804-368-7314

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.

New ways to Support the Ashland Museum
Amazon Smile – make us your designated charity.
Recycling Perks – Ashland residents can turn 20 Recycling Perks points into a $5 donation to the Museum during the month of December 2014.

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Museum News and Notes

Holiday Home & Walking Tour

Holiday Home & Walking Tour

Posted on Oct 11, 2014 by .

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.  […]

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Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by .

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 […]

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Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by .

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 […]

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Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865

Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by .

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 […]

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Volunteering at the Ashland Museum

Volunteering at the Ashland Museum

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 by .

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 […]

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Support the Museum with your Membership

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 by .

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 […]

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