Schedule a Guided Tour or Inquire about Volunteering:

(Scroll down to request a Date for an Event Registration)

This Form is for requesting a Garden Tour or inquiries about Volunteer Opportunities

Request an Event Registration Date

This Form is for requesting use of the Grotto Gardens for Weddings, Reunions, Parties, etc. Please CLICK HERE To read and download the Grotto Usage Requirements.

Directions to the Dayton Grotto Gardens:

Note – follow temporary directions on front page through September 2018. 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.


Photos maybe taken in the gardens. Note: no pictures of veterans maybe taken without their express permission.  Please contact Public Affairs if you are planning a photo shoot at the gardens.

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

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