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Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Boulevard

Dayton History is Montgomery County's official historical organization.  Consisting of Carillon Historical Park, the Archive Center, Hawthorn Hill, Patterson Homestead, Old Court House, and Memorial Hall, Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting and promoting the region's past.


Luke A

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Very interesting place, definitely worth the $8 to get in. My favorite exhibit was seeing all the Dayton inventors over the course of history. Thing like the cash register, spark-less electrical motor, and of course the airplane. There were countless other inventions from the local area they had exhibits on. They also have the original Wright Brothers plane on display.

John Mihich

Thursday, June 7, 2018
This was a chance encounter; wasn't planning on going there, glad we did. Well laid out and attractive. Each building offered a excellent view of life during that time. Good for adults and kids. I think a must see.

David Mays II

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
For years I had told myself I was going to stop by Carillon Park, but, for reason or another I never did. I finally decided to do so and was not disappointed. The museum/park does a wonderful of showcasing a time when Dayton was at the forefront of innovation and a very prosperous, industrial city. The staff was friendly and courteous and was especially excited to share about the bald eagle nest that is now in the park. If you have an interest in history, it is very easy to spend a day here wandering about; however, it may not be the ideal place for younger children. Aside from a carousel in the museum, a very simple, generic model railroad display, and a train ride (which is cool even for adults) there is not a great deal to capture their attention. Overall though, it was a terrific experience. If you plan on making multiple visits over the course of a year, it may be worth getting a membership as it will pay for itself within two visits.

Lisa Kisling

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
This was a great place to visit to learn the history of Dayton Ohio. It will take at least a full day to go through it all. The museum is spread out in little historic buildings spread out over the park. Each building had it's own story and mini museums inside. Well done.

Robert Hamilton

Saturday, June 16, 2018
It's a good place to bring the kids. They can learn and run around outside. They also have one of the wright flyers. Very cool place to see how much technology came out of Dayton

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