The Daviess County Historical Society & Museum

The Daviess County Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the 200-year history of Daviess County, IN through exhibits, programs, archives, and more.

 Now Open with New Hours

Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 3PM

Always Free Admission

Closed Thanksgiving Week

Due to ongoing renovations in our building, we are not currently able to process new artifact donations, please keep your treasures on hold for now! 


We Are Open Again! 

Walk-in Tours Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM

Business office 9 AM - 3 PM weekdays

DCHS Membership Program

Support Your Local History

Becoming a DCHS member is the most convenient way to support the mission of the historical society. Members enjoy great benefits including the bimonthly newsletter with exclusive features and notifications of upcoming museum events. Click here to download and print the membership form. 

Donating in honor or memory of someone? Let us know below. Please include your name and the honoree with your message. 

Thank you for your support! 

DCHS Membership Levels
Individual - $25
Family -      $40
Friend -      $100
Patron -      $250
Sponsor -   $500
Partner -    $1000

The Home of Your History

The Daviess County Historical Society is dedicated to collecting and maintaining the history of our community. We maintain the Daviess County Museum in the old Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Washington, originally built in 1869. The museum is filled with artifacts and exhibits to educate and entertain all ages of Daviess County residents and visitors alike. It also holds an archives room with many resources for researchers.

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Currently Featured Exhibits

Discover Daviess County in ways you never have before with our curated exhibits. 

Daviess County Rails

Many families in Daviess County can trace their lineage through the railroad industry. Learn about some of these generations of railroaders and the development of the railroad lines of Daviess County. Newly revised and expanded for 2021


Pioneer Tools

See our collection of tools that helped build the economic development and daily life of Daviess County through the years.


Museum Events

Veterans' Day Program w/Jim Osbourne
Sunday, November 7, 2 PM

For our annual Veterans' Day program we'll be joined by Jim Osbourne of the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes. Stick around afterward for the parade on Main Street at 4 PM. 

Click here for information on the box float contest with prizes for different age groups. 

Daviess County Military Review

The DCHS is currently planning a publication documenting Daviess County veterans past and present. If you have information on a military veteran please download this form (PDF or Word) and return it to the museum with a photograph and optional short (200 words or less) biography. You may bring a photograph to the museum to be scanned and returned to you the same day. Submissions may also be sent by email to

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Contact Us

212 E Main St Washington IN United States 47501

(812) 257-0301

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