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Carillon Historical Park
Carillon Historical Park

Carillon Historical Park

10.08 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Park
Ranked #2 in Dayton things to do
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  • 8.5
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  • 7.8
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  • 7.1
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1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 293-2841
https://www.daytonhistory.org/
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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 ... Read more
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.

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Local from Dayton

This is the perfect park for a picnic, walk or an impromptu photo shoot. Looking for a extra dose of culture? Check out the museums inside the park, and end your day with a beer from the Brewery on property.

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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.

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A lot of history to see here. Beautiful park. Very well maintained. Great place to take pictures

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Schenectady, New York State, USA
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It is a mini mock of Dayton history Town. It also house the Original Wright Flyer III aircraft as well many other items of Dayton historical items. It is lots of walking for disability access into the building provided. Disability parking is limited. You will need about 4 hours to visit.

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Local from Dayton

A very well done museum with a wide variety of interesting elements

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Centerville, Ohio, USA
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