Museums

A list of Indiana Auto Museums and Collections open to the public as noted

With thousands of visitors coming to Indiana every year, I’d like to share a list of Indiana Auto Museums. Here is a list of auto museums throughout the state.

Although the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the Studebaker National Museum are probably the best known Indiana auto museums, the state offers a range of auto attractions from private collections to larger public museums.

If you are traveling on any major Indiana highway, you have an excellent chance that an auto museum is nearby. In the north are the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, The Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum, the Studebaker National Museum, and the La Porte County Museum.

While traveling along U.S. 31 check out the Studebaker National Museum, the Elwood Haynes Museum, the City of Firsts Automotive Heritage Museum, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Hall of Fame Museum, and Ray Skillman Classic Cars.

Motoring along the National Road you’ll find the Model T Ford Museum, the Wayne County Historical Museum, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Hall of Fame Museum, and The Clabber Girl Museum.

If you are looking for a way to sample our automotive heritage, I say visit some Indiana auto museums on your next visit to the Hoosier state.

Auburn
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
1600 South Wayne Street
Auburn, IN 46706
Phone: 260-925-1444
Hours: daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www. automobilemuseum.org

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States
1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place
Auburn, IN 46706
Phone: 260-925-9100
Hours: daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.natmus.org

Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum
5634 C. R. 11A
Auburn, IN 46706
Phone: 260-927-8022
Hours: 9-3 Mondays, 9-5 Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays
www.fordv8foundation.org

Connersville
Fayette County Museum
315 Vine St.
Connersville, IN 47331
Phone: 765-825-2561
Hours: call for hours

Fort Wayne
The Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum
226 West Washington Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46852
Phone: 260-426-0051
Hours: Monday through Firday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
www.fortwaynefiremuseum.com.

Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Hall of Fame Museum
4790 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone: 317-492-6784
Hours: daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Christmas
www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/at-the-track/museum

Indiana State Museum
650 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Phone: 317-232-1637
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. through 5 p.m
Closed January 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

Ray Skillman Classic Cars
1280 U.S. 31 South
Greenwood, IN 46041
Phone: 317-887-3441
Hours: call for appointment
www.rayskillmanclassiccars.com

Kokomo
The Elwood Haynes Museum
1915 South Webster Street
Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone: 765-456-7500
Hours: Call for hours.

City of Firsts Automotive Heritage Museum
1500 N. Reed Road (corner of U.S. 31 and North Street)
Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone: 765-454-9999
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www. kokomoautomotivemuseum.org

LaPorte
La Porte County Museum
2405 Indiana Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-324-6767
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
www.laportecountyhistory.org/

Richmond
Model T Ford Museum
Richmond’s Historic Depot District
309 N. 8th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-488-0026
Hours: daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wayne County Historical Museum
1150 North A Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-962-5756
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
http://waynecountyhistoricalmuseum.org/

Shipshewana
Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum
760 S. Van Buren Street (in the Shipshewana Town Center complex)
Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone: 260-768-3021
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (excluding holidays).
www.hostetlershudsons.com

South Bend
The Studebaker National Museum
201 S. Chapin Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: 219-235-9714
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
www.studebakermuseum.org

Terre Haute
The Clabber Girl Museum
900 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47808
Phone: 812-232-9446
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
www.clabbergirlmuseum.com

Revised October 2015
Before visiting any of these museums or collections, we suggest you contact the site to verify the hours of operation.