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Welcome to Ashby's Fort Museum. 
Join our exploration of an original fort site from the French and Indian War.

Museum is Open!

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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.

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Ashby's Fort Museum will be open for the rest of the season on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Our log building is being completely refinished with new displays and are taking longer to finish than anticipated.  We hope to have them ready sometime in July, but we promise, it will be worth the wait! 

 

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 our beautiful Visitor Center which explains how the French & Indian War began, and much more!

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Hours:

Friday              10-4

Saturday          10-4

Sunday            12-4

Admission:

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

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Fort Ashby Days is back!  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. Catch Glen Shelton in concert Friday evening, and Saturday kicks off with a great parade at 10:00.  Don't forget to check out our new exhibits inside the log building too!

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2021 Archaeology Results Video

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History

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.

 

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!

Another fantastic way to help support us is to use Amazon Smile when you shop.  Click on the link if you'd like Amazon to donate a half percent of everything you buy to Friends of Ashby's Fort.  The best news is it won't cost you anything extra - Amazon picks up the donation. 

 

Thanks for considering this - we truly appreciate your support.