Welcome to Ashby's Fort Museum! Join our exploration of a fort site from the French and Indian War.
The Friends of Ashby's Fort exists to support the Ashby's Fort Museum and historical site, to educate the public about our predecessors who were pioneers in this land, to honor the struggle of settlers and Native Americans on the frontier, and to preserve, interpret, and bring to life the cultural heritage of the site as a legacy for future generations.
Museum to Re-Open in Late May
Ashby's Fort Museum will be re-opening in late May just in time for Memorial Day weekend! Plan to stop by Friday and Saturday, May 28-29, from 10-4, and Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31, from noon-4. While the past year was frustrating for everyone, we have been busy behind the scenes with a complete update of our 1783 log building with new displays that focus on telling the stories of six individuals - all critically important in telling the story of Ashby's Fort and the French & Indian War. Our new displays introduce you to John and Jane Ashby, Daniel Morgan, and a Laundress - one of three stationed with the men at the fort. You will also meet Bemino - a Delaware Indian War Chief, representing the native American perspective, and Charles Bonin, a French Marine stationed at Fort Duquesne.
In the meantime, come see our new interpretive signs along the outline of the original fort, and we thank you for your understanding.
Adults - $5.00
Families - $10.00
Groups of 2 or more - $10.00
Kids under 16 - Free
Members - Free
We have added an easy way to become a member of Ashby's Fort! Check out our Memberships page and find out how to get involved and support the Fort.
Fort Ashby Days - 2021
Fort Ashby Days will return this Fall. Mark your calendars for the first weekend in October: October 1-3. We are planning the biggest and best event so far, including vendors, re-enactors, music, food, drills and games for kids, expert explanations and demonstrations of 18th-century life, and it all kicks off with a great parade Saturday morning. More details to come, and free admission!
Latest Site Map
Dr. Stephen McBride, Fort Ashby's Archaeologist, sent this terrific site map of the combined excavations done thus far. Incredible work! We can't wait to see what comes with this year's dig...
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Let Your Name Go Down
The brick walkway leading from the new Edgell and Irma Pyles Visitor Center to the Old Museum building and the Fort site offers us all a unique opportunity to be remembered for generations to come.
The Friends of Ashby’s Fort invites you to sponsor a brick engraved with your own name or that of a loved one or of your organization.
Each brick measures 8 inches by 4 inches and can be engraved with a text of your choosing.
Your brick will be placed in the walkway for visitors to see. It is a wonderful way to honor individuals and families, service organizations, fallen heroes, churches, clubs, businesses and associations for a century or more. One brick already ordered honors a local police department. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Each brick costs only a modest $50. You may order multiple bricks with the same inscription or with each brick different. The cost is the same. For more information, call 304-303-3366.
I would like to support Ashby's Fort by ordering a brick!