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

100th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice – Sunday, November 11, 3:00-5:30 pm. Drop by the Museum to see some soldiers’ memorabilia and a look at Ashland at the close of World War I. We will keep parts of this exhibit open through early January.

Holiday Guided Walking Tour – Sunday, December 2, 2:00 or 4:00 pm. Guided walking tour along Henry Clay Road and College Avenue with a reception.

2019 History Talk Series:

• Dr. Ed Ayers, “Ending the Civil War” – Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7pm at The Center, 500 S. Center St., free.

• Dr. Lauranett Lee, “Enslaved Children – Past and Present” – Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7pm at The Center, 500 S. Center St., free.

• Ashland Musical Variety Show Retrospective, Sue Watson, Lorie Foley and Tom Wulf, Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Ashland Theatre, time and details to come.

Untold Stories – Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover, Black and White Experiences – Sunday, February 17, 4pm, at the Ashland Theatre, free.

Great Dismal Swamp Tour of the Maroon Communities – Saturday, March 2, 2019. Details to come.

News & Notes

2018 Holiday Walking & House Tour

The Ashland Museum will lead a tour along the historic Henry Clay Road and College Avenue on Sunday December 2. In the late 19th century, the greenhouses for Palmer Gordon’s florist business spread out across Henry Clay Road and James Street. He built his home at 123 Henry Clay Rd. [...]

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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