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SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park is an archaeological site and reconstructed Fort Ancient American Indian village that was inhabited almost 800 years ago. The on-site Interpretive Center offers an introductory film on the history and archaeological investigations at the site that led to the preservation and nomination of this site as a National Historic Landmark. The museum includes dioramas and displays of the archaeology and reconstruction of the site as well as exhibits of the artifacts recovered during the excavation of the site.

Within the village feel free to browse through several houses and a surrounding stockade that have been reconstructed in the exact locations where archaeologists discovered evidence of these structures from the 13th century habitation of the site. Also, experience our restored native garden and prairie that surround the site. SunWatch also offers many unique programs for schools, scouts and home school groups.

The SunWatch Store offers a wide variety of books on archaeology, American Indian cultures and crafts.  We also have a unique selection of American Indian arts including pottery, Katsina dolls, Navajo rugs, original paintings and prints, dreamcatchers, cds and flutes, as well as beaded, turquoise and silver jewelry.  For our younger visitors we have excavation and fossil kits, puzzles, stuffed animals and many educational gifts.


SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
2301 West River Rd

Dayton, Ohio 45417

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Local Number: (937) 268-8199

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Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Hours:




Adults: 6.00
Seniors: 4.00
60 and up
Children: 4.00
5 and under: FREE
Members: FREE

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa


2 for 1 Admission: Print the coupon and bring it with you to SunWatch and receive 1 general admission of equal or lesser value free with each paid general admission.




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SunWatch Indian Village

SunWatch is the actual archaeological site of a prehistoric Fort Ancient village. Tour their reconstructed homes, and see the native garden and prairie.

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  • 2 for 1 Admission

    Valid for general admissions only. Not valid for guided tours, Pow Wow, Native Flute Gathering, Re-Enactment Weekend, overnights, Kids Days, Scout Days, Craft Classes, or Summer Lore programs.

    Print the coupon and bring it with you to SunWatch and receive 1 general admission of equal or lesser value free with each paid general admission.

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