The museum properties of Dayton History, including Carillon Historical Park and the Patterson Homestead, are now open and ready to take you on a spectacular journey through Dayton's innovative history.
Walk the Park Grounds
At Carillon Historical Park, you will find yourself surrounded by beauty and you may spot Willa or Orv, the American bald eagles.
Deeds Carillon Music
Enjoy daily, outdoor music coming from Deeds Carillon every 15 minutes, and mini-concerts of three to five selections play at Noon, 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Behind the Scenes at Carillon Historical Park
Carillon Historical Park has compiled multiple videos to give you a glimpse behind the scenes!
Touring Brethen Tower
Exploring the Pest House
Plan Your Visit
Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre open-air history museum that serves as the main campus for Dayton History. You will learn about the countless ways Dayton changed the world!
Carillon Historical Park celebrates how Dayton, Ohio, changed the world. The Gem City is home to the airplane, the automobile self-starter, the cash register, the first internationally acclaimed African American poet, the National Football League’s inaugural game, and so much more. By the turn of the 20th century, Dayton had more patents, per capita, than any U.S. city, and one-sixth of the nation’s corporate executives had spent a portion of their career at legendary Dayton company National Cash Register (NCR).
Dayton’s extraordinary history has undoubtedly impacted billions of lives. With a hand-carved carousel, 4-D theatre, trains, slides, living history experiences, thousands of artifacts, extensive educational programming, and so much more, Carillon Historical Park brings Dayton’s past to life in a way that is fun for the whole family!
After exploring Carillon Historical Park, you'll be hungry for more learning, and exploring and Dayton does not disappoint! We've put together multiple "Daycation" ideas for you and your family and friends!