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Patterson Homestead Open Houses

Presented by Dayton History:

Join Dayton History for an open house at the Patterson Homestead. Learn about the Patterson family and how they influenced the Dayton region!

For more information, please call 937-293-2841 ext. 127 or e-mail


February 24 • March 23 • April 20 • July 13 • September 14 • October 5 • November 2

(For other times, call 937-293-2841 ext. 127 to arrange special tours. Two week advance notice required).

Constructed in three major components between 1816–1850, this legendary home raised three generations of Pattersons, including legendary industrialist John H. Patterson who founded his National Cash Register enterprise on the family’s land—roughly a half-mile northwest of Patterson Homestead.

Originally the home of Revolutionary War soldier and Lexington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, founder, Colonel Robert Patterson, this Federal-style historic house museum tells the story of Dayton’s influential Patterson family. Colonel Patterson first settled here in 1804, and upon his death in 1827, Rubicon Farm (the name of his land) covered 2,038 acres.

In 1953, John H. Patterson’s nephew Jefferson Patterson donated Patterson Homestead to the City of Dayton—its six period rooms showcased 18th and 19th century antiques and Patterson family artifacts. Over time, more family-related artifacts have been added to the collection, and an exhibit gallery was included to tell NCR’s groundbreaking story.

Location: 1815 Brown St., Dayton, Ohio 45409. For more information call 937-293-2841.

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