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Early Ford V-8 Museum

Early Ford V-8 Museum

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Dedicated on September 1, 2009

This new addition to automotive history houses artifacts, memorabilia, technical displays, literature and some of the vehicles that honor the Ford Motor Company and its influence on automotive and American history during the years 1932-1953. The new museum has 8,000 sq. ft. of display area providing a rich educational experience to those who remember the vehicles of pre WWII and those who want to know more about them.

Location: 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn, IN 46706

Hours: Monday – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Groups available anytime by appointment (Special Rates Available).

Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.00; Children 7 to 12 $3.00; Children under 7 Free; Foundation Members and Spouses Free

Phone: 260-927-8022



Garrett Museum of Art

Garrett Museum of Art


Housed in an old restored Bank Building, the museum’s primary focus is to showcase local and area artists, and to provide art education to the county and visitors.

Location: 100 South Randolph Street, Auburn, IN 46738

Hours: Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission:  Free; Donations accepted

Phone: 260-357-4917



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum


Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Auburn_CordMuseum-PassportA National Historic Landmark This automotive mecca exhibits over 120 cars ranging from 1894 to 1999 and automotive displays on three floors. The museum has the greatest and most extensive collection of Auburn Cord and Duesenberg automobile in the world. Experience the passion from this great era as you step back through time. Walk the same hallways as the automotive giants of yesterday, and you get the impression of what a day at the Auburn Automobile Company must have been like in the early 1930’s.

Location: 1600 South Wayne Street, Auburn, IN 46707

Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission one hour before closing.

Admission: $12.50 adults and $7.50 students, Children under 5 years of age FREE; group and family rates available 

Phone: Call 260-925-1444


National Automotive and Truck Museum


National Auto and Truck Museum



A National Historic Landmark

The National Auto and Truck Museum is housed in the former factory building of the Auburn Automobile Company. The museums emphasis is on post World War II cars, muscle cars, trucks and vehicles from 1908 “high wheelers” to current production pickups. Tour the International Gallery of Trucks and engines, plus a model car/truck and toy collection.

Location: 1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place, Auburn, IN 46706

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Winter Hours: January – February Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $7.00 adults, $4.00 children 

Phone: 260-925-9100



DeKalb County Museums

Dekalb County Museums

Visit Nine Different Museums Featuring Automobiles, Trucks, Aircraft, a Military Collection, Railroad Memorabilia, Art Exhibit, and County History.
Early Ford V-8 Museum
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States
Garrett Museum of Art
Garrett Historical Railroad Museum
Hoosier Air Museum
Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum
National Military History Center
DeKalb County History Museum
Early Ford V-8 Museum


In an effort to promote and encourage visitation to our museums, the DeKalb Alliance of Museums offer this Passport Ticket which discounts general admission prices*. By paying regular admission at the first museum you attend, marked discounts are available at all other museums listed in the Passport. Ask for the Passport when attending our museums.

Some museums have limited or seasonal hours, contact the Visitors Bureau for information.



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