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. While at the Park, visitors from across the globe can tour dozens of historical buildings and view hundreds of artifacts and exhibits. These treasures include an original Wright Flyer, a functioning 1903 Print Shop, vintage bicycles, the first automobile self-starter, and more. The Carillon Historical Park is a great place to experience with your family because it gives people of all ages an opportunity to celebrate the history of invention, transportation, and pioneer life of Dayton and the Miami Valley. View a brief video about Carillon Historical Park.