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Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

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


Now you can explore Ashland and its rich history right from your mobile device! Currently we offer 5 walking tours complete with historical photographs, audio, and historic and architectural info for some of Ashland’s residential and commercial treasures. Explore our Historic Downtown, the grand homes of South Center Street, the Race Course Addition neighborhood, the homes around Randolph-Macon College, and the unique neighborhood known as Berkleytown.

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Ashland Museum Inside Out is funded in part by a grant from CultureWorks championed by Altria, a grant from CSX, and by donations to the Ashland Museum Development Fund.

Upcoming Events

Thurs., Sept. 15, 7:00 pm at the Ashland Library – Jim Upton will discuss his new book, Leaving Neither Wife, Child nor Father, the first comprehensive history of Woodland Cemetery in Ashland, Virginia.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 5:00 pm – Woodland Cemetery Tour. Join us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. Registration is open now.

Thurs., Oct. 13, 7:00 pm at the Ashland LibraryGreg Glassner will talk about the presidential election of 1832, the emergence of national political conventions, the two-party system and the first third party candidate for president. Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay and William Wirt were candidates in 1832.

News & Notes

New Ashland Museum Sign

The Board poses with the Ashland Museum's new sign, now mounted at the front corner of the building. Look for it next time you are passing by 105 Hanover Ave. or visiting the Ashland Museum.

Upcoming Events – Book Talks at the Ashland Library

The Ashland Museum and the Ashland Branch of the Pamunkey Library are pleased to  present talks by authors of books of interest to Museum Members, local residents and history buffs. These events are open to all and free. The Ashland Library is at 201 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA 23005. [...]

Woodland Cemetery Tours – Fall 2016

Join us for a walking tour of Ashland's historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for Confederate dead. "What's new at Woodland?" -- Come on the tour and see first-hand what we have discovered using ground penetrating radar.  The location of over 200 soldiers including [...]

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. What did children wear and what foods did they [...]