Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre open-air history museum
that serves as the main campus for Dayton History.
We share the amazing stories of how Dayton changed the world!

Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

1000 Carillon Boulevard
Dayton, Ohio 45409

The Collections Corner

Introducing our new series, The Collections Corner! Click on the photos to read more!

The Collections Corner | February 2, 2016

“Taking care of yourself is more than sense now- it is a duty.” – Anonymous, NCR News, December 1917 The United States was a leading industrial power when it entered World War I in 1917, and Dayton was a leading center for invention and innovation. With the increased demand for war products, many of the

The Collections Corner | January 19, 2016

Many of Dayton’s sons played an active role in the fighting overseas by serving in all branches of the military. Thousands of Dayton men enlisted during military recruiting events, leaving their jobs and families behind in order to take up arms and fight for their country. Their families and loved ones were encouraged to send

The Collections Corner | January 5, 2016

“Send your money or go over yourself. Enlist or invest.” – Anonymous, NCR News, April 1918 When the United Stated entered the First World War in April 1917, the United States government, with the backing of the U.S. Treasury, issued a series of bonds known as Liberty Bonds to pay for the war. Focused propaganda

ArtiFACT Friday- December 18, 2015

Mystery at the Museum … Here’s a detail image of this week’s mystery artifact. Do you know what artifact is pictured here and which building you can find it in at Carillon Historical Park? Post your guess on our facebook page, or or e-mail your submission to with the subject listed as “ArtiFACT Friday,” for a chance