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Central and Western Virginia Sights

The Daniel Harrison House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Fodor's Review

Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks and operated by the historical society, the Daniel Harrison House is named for Dayton's first settler and is the oldest house in the town. It's also called Fort Harrison, a nod to its fortified stone and frontier style. Costumed interpreters discuss how the furnishings—beds with ropes as slats and hand-quilted comforters—were made. Artifacts on display come from recent excavations undertaken adjacent to the house.

Sight Information


Rte. 4, Dayton, Virginia, 22812, United States



Sight Details:

  • Donation welcome
  • Mid-May–Oct., weekends 1–5


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