Welcome to the Ashland Museum!
The Ashland Museum tells the story of the town of Ashland, Virginia through words, images, voices, and objects.
Our current exhibits included “From Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: 1836-1865” and “Ashland Reborn: 1865 – 1900″. Come to the Museum and learn the story of Ashland, Virginia from its beginnings as Slash Cottage to the dawn of the 20th century.
The Ashland landmark “Red Caboose” is next door to the Museum and is available for tours during Museum hours. Stop by to see an authentic 1926 C&O Railroad train caboose in nearly original condition.
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
We are a volunteer-staffed museum.
Please check our Calendar for schedule changes.
Visit the Museum at 105 Hanover Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005. Phone: 804-368-7314.
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. Become an Ashland Museum Volunteer today. Call us at 804-368-7314 or send us a message for more info.
See our Links page for more local places of interest to history enthusiasts.
Museum News and Notes
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 […]
On Friday, October 11, 2013, the Patrick Henry High School class of 1963 kicked off their 50th reunion weekend at the Ashland Museum with a wonderful reception. The classmates enjoyed the exhibits as they renewed old friendships and recalled fond memories. Many thanks to events coordinator Lyn Hodnett for suggesting 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 of the video on DVD are now available for sale at the Museum at $10. All proceeds from […]
Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by Nancy.
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 […]
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. Special Opportunity: Volunteer seamstress wanted. We need a seamstress or tailor who would be willing to create an authentic woman’s or man’s or child’s dress […]
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 build our fledgling organization, keep the lights on at our new Museum space and the Red Caboose, buy supplies to build exhibits and store archival materials, let […]