The Daniel Harrison House, also known as "Fort Harrison", was built around 1749 by Daniel Harrison, one of the first settlers in Augusta (now Rockingham) county. Daniel was the brother of Thomas Harrison, founder of Harrisonburg. The two-story stone house is located on Cook's Creek just north of downtown Dayton. Since 1977 it has been owned and maintained by a private non-profit organization, Fort Harrison, Incorporated. A replica of the summer kitchen has been reconstructed behind it. The house is furnished with generous donations of furniture and artifacts, some from the Harrison family. This house, built prior to the French and Indian War, serves as a tangible reminder of the pioneer spirit and rich heritage of the Shenandoah Valley. The house is on the National Historic Register. Guided tours are available on Friday and Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. from mid-May through October.