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Model T Ford Museum

309 N 8th St, Richmond, IN 47374-3034
+1 765-488-0026
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We were warmly welcomed by Justin. He was very polite and inquired if we wanted a “tour guide”. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Matthew B
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Erie, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great place, unfriendly welcome.

Wonderful museum. First staff had zero personality - actually rude and off-putting. Executive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jon B
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Richmond, Indiana
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The Model T Museum is nestled in the heart of Richmond, Indiana’s Historic Depot District. Once “the” transportation mecca of the 19th century, it is now a “must-see” destination filled with notable architecture, unique shops, stunning murals, fun and fabulous restaurants, a chocolatier, a microbrewery and much more! Ranked #1 by Trip Advisor of attractions in Richmond, Indiana, the museum’s amazing collection of vehicles and T-related memorabilia is ever growing and changing. Among the stars are a 1909 touring (one of the very first Ts), a 1923 English-built town car, a 1925 fire truck, a 1927 coupe (one of the last Ts) and a 1931 Pietenpol airplane with a Model T Engine. Educational opportunities include an extensive reference library; a cutaway chassis that reveals the inner workings of the T; plus a variety of manuals, publications, CDs and restoration DVDs available for purchase. The museum welcomes school and tour groups.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
309 N 8th St, Richmond, IN 47374-3034
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+1 765-488-0026
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by Justin. He was very polite and inquired if we wanted a “tour guide”. We accepted. He was extremely knowledgeable, maybe a bit too much talking on every display. We didn’t expect to take over an hour to see museum but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum. First staff had zero personality - actually rude and off-putting. Executive Director apologetic once aware of the situation.More

Thank Jon B
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SusanMTFCA, General Manager at Model T Ford Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking time to post your comments, Jon. We need to know every visitor's experience so we can continue to improve and make our Museum better. I do hope that you can come back another time when you are traveling through Indiana....More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very good collection of the Ford Model T and it's history. It might be small, but it still tells the story very well.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

We saw the museum when we were trying to get through the road construction mess in the area. We actually parked in their lot since we planned to visit after lunch. This is a great museum! Brenda (sorry if I remembered your name wrong) was...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

My husband owns a '27 ModelT so he wanted to visit this museum. We were pleasantly surprised. The museum is arranged well and the cars are well preserved. Justin was friendly and informative. He is clearly passionate about his job. He excitedly showed us a...More

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SusanMTFCA, Manager at Model T Ford Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting and also for taking time to write a TripAdvisor review. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit and Justin's tour. He does a great job sharing his passion for Model Ts, doesn't he! I know you will enjoy the book about...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

So happy I could take my grandson to the Model T Ford Museum. The new location is so nice but the best part are the people that donate their time to educate others about the Tin Lizzy. Thank youMore

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SusanMTFCA, Manager at Model T Ford Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks so much for stopping at the Museum this weekend. We do indeed have The Best VolunTeers who love the Model T hobby and the Museum. They continue to work and change things up, so next time there will no doubt be new things to...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

While in town my husband and I decided to check out this little museum. Justin, the guy that runs the place gave everyone in the place a very lively view of the cars. The cars were in very good shape and actually quite beautiful. We...More

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SusanMTFCA, Manager at Model T Ford Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks so much for stopping in the Museum while in Richmond. I'm very happy to hear that Justin gave you a good tour and that you learned about Model Ts. The collection here tells a great story of progression over time and the many uses...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The display of Model T's was very nice. These were very well maintained vehicles. All Model T's weren't black! The hostess was very friendly and parking was excellent.More

1  Thank Ed J
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SusanMTFCA, Manager at Model T Ford Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks so much for visiting the Museum. We're glad you had a pleasant experience and learned some Model T facts and history. Any time your travels bring you through the area, we hope you'll visit the Museum again. Our displays are changing quite frequently! Thanks...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We had a great visit to the museum, very nicely displayed. Staff was super, full of information and you can tell they love there cars. Some unique types are there. Lots of things to see.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

This museum was a great find. In addition to the mint condition 100 year old Model T Fords to see, there is a wealth of information on how Ford started new car options and after-market sales. Ask Justin for a quick tour and he will...More

2  Thank happytravelers1975
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SusanMTFCA, Manager at Model T Ford Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks so much for stopping into the Museum for a visit. Very glad you got a good tour and lots of interesting information. We are very proud of this wonderful collection of Henry's cars! We are changing exhibits regularly so we hope you will come...More

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