SunWatch Indian Village

Admission to SunWatch Indian Village & Archaeological Park is $7/adult and $6/student or senior.

  • Open year-round Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sundays noon-5pm, closed Mondays and major holidays. 
  • Location: (Map It) 2301 West River Road in Dayton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-268-8199
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SunWatch Indian Village & Archaeological Park in Dayton, Ohio is a partially reconstructed Fort Ancient period American Indian village along the Great Miami River.  Excavations at this 13th Century village exposed a planned, stockaded village with astronomical alignments that were likely occupied for about 20 years. Due to its significance, the site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1990. The interpretive center and reconstructed village include displays discussing the excavation and reconstruction of the site as well as the lives of the villagers that resided here.  Activities include guided group tours, festivals, overnight programs, and more.