Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

Museum windowbox368x245The Ashland Museum tells the story of Ashland, Virginia through words, images, voices, and objects.

Upcoming Events

Sat., Nov. 7: Train Day – Open all day!  Visit the Museum to see a model train, tour the Caboose, and to learn about Ashland’s history.

Sun., Feb 28, 4:00pm – 5:30pm: Untold Stories: Growing Up In Ashland/Hanover, the Black and White Experience – mark your calendar for the 3rd installment of this popular series. Topic and participant details to be posted soon. Location: The Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland, VA 23005. Sponsors: The Center, Ashland Museum, The Hanover County Black Heritage Society, and Ashland Main Street Association.

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.

New ways to Support the Ashland Museum
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Museum News & Notes

Woodland Cemetery Tour – Sat., Sept. 19, 4:30pm

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

Exciting discoveries at Woodland — […]

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Ashland Museum Inside Out

The Ashland Museum has launched a new initiative titled “Ashland Museum Inside Out” 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 […]

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Ashland Museum presentation at the Ashland Library

A Night with the Ashland Museum

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

at the Ashland Library
201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

You won’t see Teddy Roosevelt, but there are treasures untold in the Ashland Museum, linking our past to our present […]

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Grant for Ashland Museum Inside Out

CultureWorksAug. 6, 2015. Scott Garka, CultureWorks President, awards a check for $5,350 to Rosanne Shalf, Ashland Museum President, for the Museum’s new exhibit “Ashland Museum Inside Out.”  The award from CultureWorks, Championed by Altria will be combined with a CSX grant […]

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Past Museum Events

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


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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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