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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

Sat., Dec. 3, 5:30 pm – Light Up The Tracks. Join the town for the Grand Illumination ceremony and chorale recital at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center.

Sun., Dec. 4, 2:00 and 4:00 pm –  2016 Holiday Walking & House Tour. The museum will conduct two guided walking tours through an historic Ashland neighborhood including a tour inside 708 S. Center St. The 90-minute tour will be offered at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets are $15 for Museum members and $25 for non-members. Registration is available online.

Tues., Dec 6, 6:00pm – Hanover County Historical Society Annual Meeting. Visit their website for more information.

Sun., Dec. 11, 12:00-2:00 pm – Mercy Street Reception. We will host a reception to benefit the Ashland Museum, The Center and the Community Idea Stations at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center prior to the screening of the Mercy Street Season 2 premiere at Randolph-Macon College.

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 4:00 pm – Untold Stories 2017. Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover, Black and White Experiences. Location to be announced.

News & Notes

2016 Holiday Walking & House Tour

The Ashland Museum will lead a tour through the historic downtown area on December 4. We will discuss the original owners, the architectural styles, and the new uses of old buildings. Then tour will continue down Railroad Avenue emphasizing the different architecture of the homes in this historic neighborhood. We [...]

Mercy Street Reception

The Community Idea Stations will be hosting the Mercy Street Season Two premiere at the Blackwell Center for the Performing Arts at Randolph-Macon College on Sunday, December 11.  Before the premiere, we invite you to join us for a reception to benefit the Ashland Museum, The Hanover Arts and Activities Center (The Center) and the Community [...]