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.
Fort Ashby Days
Friday, October 16th - 18th
Fort Ashby Days has been postponed until the weekend of October 16 - 18, 2020, due to the coronavirus. We plan on having the best event yet, so bring family and friends and travel back to the 1755 frontier. Watch your kids learn how to drill and learn to be soldiers, observe our re-enactors demonstrate camp life, listen to great music, and enjoy wonderful food. Admission is free! Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 11 - 3.
We will re-open as soon as the epidemic is over. Check back for details.
Our hours are:
Friday: 10 - 4
Saturday: 10 - 4
Sunday: 12 - 4
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 - 2019
This year's Fort Ashby Days were another great success. We had Josephine County kick off the weekend with another great concert, and enjoyed a wonderful parade on Saturday. Thanks to Boyce-Houser Post 41 for the flag ceremony, Mercer's Company for the great drills, Ashby's Company for the Camp Reenactment, William Hunt for his French Marine presentation, Mike Getty for the great Pole Lathe demonstrations, Tom and Gwen Golden for the tasty food, Jim Hoey for his historical presentations, Shanty Irish for a rousing concert, and everyone else who made the weekend great!
Most of all, thanks to everyone who came out to see our new Visitor Center and share in all the fun.
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!