Membership Opportunities

With your support, Dayton History can continue to grow and change and better serve the Dayton community—creating year-round experiences that are fun and educational for the whole family.

When you become a member, you make a commitment to support Dayton History in its mission to bring the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future. Memberships are year-long, and they make a fantastic gift.

Purchase Your Membership Today!

Did you know… A Family Membership pays for itself in less than two visits!

General Benefits

Members enjoy these great benefits for one year from the date of purchase

Unlimited FREE Admission to:

  • Carillon Historical Park
  • Patterson Homestead
  • Dayton Heritage Day
  • Carillon Park Rail Festival
  • Antique Fire Apparatus Show
  • Dayton Concours d’Elegance
  • A Carillon Christmas

Discounts for Dining & Shopping:

  • 10% discount at Culp’s Café
  • 10% discount on Food and Merchandise at the Carillon Brewing Co. (excludes alcohol)
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store ($10 minimum purchase)

Photo Archive & Research Discounts:

  • Receive discounts on research fees and purchasing photos from our digital archive

Discounted Tours:

  • Hawthorn Hill, Orville Wright’s home

Discounted pricing for special events & programs:

  • Tavern Dinners
  • Victorian Afternoon Teas
  • Settler Survival Summer Camp
  • Concours d’Elegance Preview Party
  • Ringing in the Holidays

Additional Perks for Members:

  • Invitation to our annual member meeting and other members-only programs
  • Subscription to “Heritage” publication
  • Members only E-blast including monthly special offers

Individual $75
General Benefits for one named adult
Family Membership $100
General benefits for two named adults and children age 17 and under
Carousel Membership $125 (Carousel & Brewery)
Includes Family benefits, unlimited free carousel rides, and pint upgrades at the brewery
1851 Train Membership $151 (Carousel, Brewery, & Train)
Includes Family benefits, unlimited free carousel rides, pint upgrades at the brewery, and unlimited Carillon Park Railroad rides
Sponsor Membership $250
1851 Train benefits plus 4 free admission tickets
Patron Membership $500
1851 Train benefits plus 6 free admission tickets
Membership Plus $75
Upgrade your membership to add one additional guest per visit