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One of many places to see some Ashland history.

The museum itself is a wonderful place to remember some real Ashland history. Better than that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashland, Virginia
A Wondrful Surprise!

We went to the Ashland Museum because one of our frinds was volunteering that day. What a cool... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Ashland, Virginia
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Ashland Museum is open Sat 10-2 & Sun 1:30-3:30. Or ask us to open just for you via website. See exhibits on Ashland history from 1836 to 1940, the caboose, a toy train. But even better we have a mobile app for touring the town's historic district...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
105 Hanover Ave, Next to The Red Caboose, Ashland, VA 23005-1813
+1 804-368-7314
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum itself is a wonderful place to remember some real Ashland history. Better than that, during Train Day, is the Red Caboose. Once belonging to the old C&O (precursor to the present CSX line), it still has the old desk, lanterns, benches and cabs,...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went to the Ashland Museum because one of our frinds was volunteering that day. What a cool little museum about the history of Ashland. What a nice surprise! We have only lived in Ashland for 3 years and it meant a lot to us,...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This little museum has an lot to offer. The town has a rich history that is described in an interesting visual presentation that includes great photographs along with a detailed narrative. The docents on site can answer questions with clarity and humor.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Nice little museum that covers a lot about the history of this town close to Richmond. Quite an interesting place in the late 1800s with beautiful Victorian homes on nearby Center Street

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Museum building next to Red Caboose open Friday through Monday. Local history is covered in national and regional context with attractive and informative panels with visuals and narrative. Narratives linked to smartphone app which provides a interesting narrative of significant businesses and homes. Helpful staff...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Exhibits on the train history of the town, the college history, and a fun electric model train they let all the kids play with. There's a 1926 caboose to tour. Just a Gem. If you are visiting Kings Dominion and are tired of the roller...More

Thank soushilover
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just two blocks south of the Ashland Visitors' center a red caboose helps one find the entrance to the Ashland Museum. From the outside the museum looks small, but enter and find several long rooms of local history, artifacts, and lore.

Thank VHes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Small but mighty. This hidden treasure maintains a digital presence with self guided tour and mobile app. as well as an in house professional display of a hundred year town history. Don't forget to tour the Red Caboose and get involved in restoring history of...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very interesting history of Ashland, includes a caboose! Interactive tour. Definitely a quick visit is needed

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