Schoolhouse Museum

A treasure trove of Nevada history inside an 1865 Schoolhouse

The Dayton Grammar School (1865), now the Dayton Museum, was built in 1865 and is the oldest school structure in Nevada still located at its original site. The museum is operated by the Historical Society of Dayton Valley.

Shady Lane at Logan
Old Town Dayton
(775) 246-6316

The Museum at is open on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Sundays with private tours available by appointment. The Museum is entirely managed by volunteers and thanks to our docents, admission is free. Due to the COVID scare, volunteer docents are needed and will be trained by the curator or staff members. For more information, please call Laura Tennant at 775-246-3256 or the Dayton Museum at 775-245-6316. Since the museum is not staffed full time, messages left there probably will not be answered immediately.

In May, in celebration of Nevada Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness month, the museum is also open weekdays from 11 am to 3 pm.

For information, appointments, or to volunteer:
Call/Text:  775-721-3080 or 775-508-9043
Email: Museum or President