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  540 879 2681

382 High Street, P.O. Box 716
Dayton, VA 22821
Mon - Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm (Apr-Oct)

  • Step Back in Time

    As the repository for local treasures and memories, The Heritage Museum collects, preserves, and displays artifacts and archives of rich local history.

  • Discover Civil War

    Electric map of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign plus newly renovated Civil War Gallery.

  • Research Family

    Extensive genealogy library for you to explore with researchers ready to assist you.

  • Join Us and Learn Local!

    Members, visitors, volunteers, and donors provide vital support for a unique variety of entertaining and educational programming at The Heritage Museum. Thank you!

Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing the Rich Heritage of the Central Shenandoah Valley!


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Best-Kept Secret in Shenandoah Valley History!

“Very interesting! Genealogy of [Lincoln] family reveals the way in which historical events and family genealogy influences every family. An excellent exhibit!” N. Gardner, Dover, DE

“Didn’t allow enough time—have to come back,” Nancy & Jill, Jacksonville, FL

“Just another quick thanks for the little curatorial gem you have created. Barbara and I really enjoyed learning about your town and region’s history during today’s visit. Keep up the great work!” T. Burke, Rochester, NY

"Superfantabulistic. A wonderful treat tucked into Dayton. The Civil War maps and exhibit were first class, even better than the national park system in Gettysburg." David D., New Hope via TripAdvisor.com

"I had no idea!" (too many visitors to name)