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Directions to the Dayton Grotto Gardens:

Follow I-75  to US-35 W in Dayton. Take the Gettysburg Rd exit off 35 West, Turn LEFT off ramp onto Gettysburg Rd. Take your first right through the Memorial Arches into the VA Center, onto Tennessee Ave. The Grotto Gardens is on your left, and you can park alongside the road.


The Grotto Gardens are open during regular business daylight hours. Public, free tours are published on our Events page, as well as private tours and lectures. Contact us via the form below to schedule a private or group event.

Donations are always welcome!

If you would like to support the volunteers who have made the restoration of the Grotto Gardens at the VA Center, The American Veterans Heritage Center is the Non-profit organization responsible for funding all projects (Please designate Grotto Project). AVHC is a tax deductible 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable trust.

American Veterans Heritage Center

P.O. Box 1366

Fairborn, OH 45324