The museum properties of Dayton History, including Carillon Historical Park and the Patterson Homestead, will close effective Sunday, March 15, 2020 as a public health precaution in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Walk the Park Grounds
Carillon Historical Park has temporarily suspended admission fees and is allowing guests to walk the grounds of the historical park during normal operating hours (Monday-Saturday, 9:30-5:00 and Sundays 12:00-5:00). This will allow guests to enjoy some early spring weather, climb Brethen Tower for some exercise, and perhaps spot Willa or Orv, the American bald eagles.
Deeds Carillon Music
During this time of social distancing, you can still enjoy daily, outdoor music coming from Deeds Carillon on the grounds of Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio. Deeds Carillon chimes every 15 minutes, and mini-concerts of three to five selections play at Noon, 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Plan a Future 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!