Carillon Historical Park was founded by well-known Daytonian Colonel Edward Deeds (1874-1960) and his wife, Edith Walton Deeds (1869-1947). It opened to the public in 1940. The 65-acre park is located just south of downtown along the Great Miami River. The Park showcases a variety of Dayton’s treasures and collections, all of which preserve the area’s rich heritage of creativity, invention, and contributions to transportation. #DaytonOriginal
Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre (26.3 ha) park and museum in Dayton, Ohio, which contains historic buildings and exhibits concerning the history of technology and the history of Dayton and its residents from 1796 to the present. The historical elements of the park were the brainchild of Colonel Edward Deeds. The major sections include settlement, transportation, invention, and industry.