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Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

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

Introducing

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., April 8, 2017, 5:00 pm – Woodland Cemetery Tour. 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. Find out about others resting in Woodland. Registration is open.

Tues., April 11, 2017, 5:30 – Ceremonial unveiling of the Dick Gillis monument at Woodland Cemetery. Join us at Woodland Cemetery when the Museum places a monument at former Mayor Dick Gillis’ gravesite. After a short ceremony, join us for a reception back at the Museum at 105 Hanover Ave.

School’s Out – History Day Camp for rising 2nd-5th graders. July 31-August 4, 9am-Noon. 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.

TBD A new date for The Lemon Project: A Story of a Slave is coming as soon as we can work out the schedule with Dr. Jody Allen. This will be held at the Ashland Branch Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.

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.

Woodland Cemetery Tours – Spring 2017

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 [...]