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HistoryTalks – Barclay DuPriest will profile Hercules Mulligan, Revolutionary War spy, Thurs., Dec. 1, 7pm, SunTrust Theater, Brock Commons, RMC campus. Free and open to the public.

Holiday Guided Walking Tour and Reception – Sunday, Dec. 4, 2pm and 4pm. Guided walking tour of South Center Street with reception at 905 S. Center St. Details and registration here.

Help Bring the Secretariat Monument to Ashland, details here.

Please download our free app, AshlandVirginia, and take it along when you’re out for walk.

Volunteers: Click here to link directly to Volunteer Calendar. Thank you for your time.

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

Yep, there’s an App for that. Yep, there's an App for that. The Ashland Museum is thrilled to offer members and visitors a new way to explore Ashland -- the Ashland Museum Inside and Out app! Enjoy multiple walking tours loaded with information, photos and even audio and video. Enjoy the homes of Center Street, historic Downtown, the Racecourse route, Berkleytown and the Randolph-Macon Neighborhood. This is... Read More Support the Ashland Museum Support the Ashland Museum Please join or renew your membership today! We need your support to keep the Museum open and thriving. A New Way to Support the Ashland Museum: Amazon Smile – make us your designated charity. Read More Group Tours Group Tours 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. Read More Volunteers Needed Volunteers Needed Are 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. Read More


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.

News & Notes

Help Bring the Secretariat Monument to Ashland

Help Bring the Secretariat Monument to Ashland Your pledge to the Secretariat Monument will help make this happen.   Secretariat's breeder, Christopher Chenery, was raised in Ashland and attended Randolph-Macon College. Ashland would like to honor Triple-Crown Winner Secretariat by bringing this monument to Town. Currently the location of the monument [...]

Exhibition – Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Crossroads: Change in Rural America Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street exhibition – co-hosted with Hanover Museum of History & Culture August 28-October 3, 2021 – Tuesday through Friday: 12-4 pm; Saturday: 10 am-2 pm; Sunday: 1-4 pm; and by appointment. Free. Exhibition will be in the new Hanover Museum of History & [...]

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.

External Links

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