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About Carillon Historical Park
Hours of Operation*: Monday–Saturday: 9:30am–5:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm–5:00pm
(*Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day)
Admission: $10 per adult (ages 18–59), $9 per senior, $7 per child (3–17), Children under 3 and Dayton History members are free
Carillon Historical Park engages you to sample Dayton’s rich heritage of creativity and invention! Founded by Colonel Edward and Edith Deeds, the Park is situated on a beautiful 65-acre campus between the Great Miami River and a glacial moraine.
The Park immerses you in the region’s history – from Dayton’s founding in 1796 through two centuries of expansion, industrialism, and innovation. Learn about these revolutionary achievements while strolling through the Park’s 25 historical buildings and interacting with the hundreds of artifacts in our exhibits.
Where else can you see the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world’s first practical airplane and National Historic Landmark, the 1835 B&O (Grasshopper) steam locomotive, and the first automobile self-starter? Only at Dayton History’s Carillon Historical Park, that’s where! As a visitor, you will also get to experience Dayton’s pioneer history complete with costumed interpreters and a visit to Dayton’s oldest building, Newcom’s Tavern, erected in 1796.
The Park is also home to the Deeds Carillon, one of Dayton’s best-known landmarks, and the largest carillon in Ohio.
From Carillon Historical Park webpage
Restrooms on site.