Monday, October 28, 2013

Carillon Historical Park

Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre park and museum in Dayton, Ohio.

It houses buildings and exhibits relating the history of Dayton and its residents from 1796 to the present.  It details the great people that called Dayton their home and made significant impact to the country and the world. 

Such famous names as the Wright Brothers, Deeds, Kettering can all be found here.

There is a museum section as well as an outdoor "town" structured around such things as the Huffy bikes, the Dayton flood, steam power, and a train car exhibit.

The beginnings of NCR, the National Cash Register company are explored her as well as the founders of the park and a glimpse of life back in the boom years of Dayton.

Just a few of the wonderful things you can find here are shown below.

The Carillon Bell Tower

Animatronic Speakers give you insight into the who's and why's.

Famous Buildings

School House

Fireplace at a local tavern

Vintage Sunoco Station

Clock tower from a downtown Dayton business saved after the flood

First class railway accommodations

Wright Brothers Cycle shop storefront

Wright Brothers workshop
Original Wright Flyer III