Visitor Center


Whether you are a day-tripper from D.C. or a day-long road warrior on Interstate 95, Ashland is the perfect place to pause and enjoy a little small town charm, friendly hospitality and national hotel and restaurant amenities. Head to our visitor center, a 1920's train depot, for a point in the right direction:
  • From Interstate 95, take Exit 92 (Ashland)
  • Take Route 54 west into Ashland (1 mile)
  • The visitor center is located at the intersection of Route 54 (England Street) and Railroad Avenue in the old Ashland Train Station.
  • Public parking in Ashland is free!

Our "Center of the Universe"

Ashland is fortunate to have a mix of home-grown, unique restaurants and shops, as well as popular national chains. Enjoy attractions from our historic train station to art galleries to live music venues to the Ashland Museum (opening July 2012!). There is a little piece of Ashland Americana for everyone.


Ashland is located in Hanover county, only 15 minutes north of Richmond and 1.5 hours south of Washington D.C. The town can be accessed via Interstate 95, Virginia Route 1 and the passenger Amtrak train stops right in the heart of our historic downtown district. In addition, Ashland is also the intersection of the nation's two longest bike routes, #1 and #76.

Contact Us

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    Pam Novak
    Visitor's Center Manager

    Visitor's Center
    112 North Railroad Avenue
    Ashland, Virginia 23005

    Ph. (800) 897-1479 Toll Free
    Ph. (804) 752-6766

    Monday - Sunday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm