The Car That put the World on Wheels

Museum Mission Statement

The MTFCA Model T Museum is committed to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts from the Model T Ford era for future generations through displays and events that educate people of all ages on the history, lore, and skills needed to maintain the car that put the world on wheels.

Ranked #1 by TripAdvisor since 2017!

Nestled in the heart of Richmond Indiana’s Depot District, come see Model Ts of all shapes and sizes in the museum hosted by the world’s largest Model T association.  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! Visit richmonddepotdistrict.com to find out more about the area and view upcoming events.

Directions

Located at 309 N 8th St, Richmond IN 47374.

From I-70 in Richmond, take US 27 (Chester Road) south to D Street. Look for the Model T on top of the water tower, then turn right on D Street.

Hours

We are currently open:

Thursday-Sunday

10AM-4PM EST

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DATES:

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 24-26

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 31, JAN. 1-2

Admission

Adults -$7

Students (ages 6-17) – $5

Veterans – $5

Member families of the Model T Ford Club of America enjoy free admission to the museum and the museum library.

Call the Museum at: (765) 488-0026

To schedule a tour group of 10 or more, please visit our TOUR GROUPS page.

Interactive Museum Tour

Unable to visit the Model T Museum? Here’s your chance to take a virtual interactive tour of both the Main Museum building AND the Vintage Ford Agency building. It’s the next best thing to being here!

Interactive Tour Instructions

When using a computer to navigate

Click & Drag to look around the Space, OR use the arrow keys to turn left & right.

Click on the Rings throughout the Space to move from each Location, OR use the arrow keys to move forward and back.

Use the Scroll Wheel on the mouse to zoom in and out, OR use the Plus & Minus keys to zoom in and out.

You can choose specific areas of the Museum to zoom to quickly by selecting in the lower left corner of the screen the “View Floor Plan” or “View Dollhouse” options (you can skip quickly into the Vintage Garage, Machine Shop, or Ag Room that way)

When using tablet, smart phone, or any other touch screen device

Simply tap to move forward, slide to turn from side to side, or zoom in and out.

What to Expect

More than just a collection, it’s an immersive experience. Here are some of what you’ll find at the Model T Museum!

1920s Model T Garage

VINTAGE AGENCY BUILDING
Walk back in time to see a real working 1920s repair and mechanic shop. The working tools and exhibits are actual working items.

Gift Shop

MAIN BUILDING
The items sold here have been produced or specially selected by the Model T Ford Club of America for those who love the Model T hobby and the MTFCA.

Workshops and Classes

MAIN AND VINTAGE AGENCY BUILDINGS
Get hands on knowledge! Brass, mechanic, etc., workshops and library.

More than Just Cars

MAIN AND VINTAGE AGENCY  BUILDINGS
In addition to our Model T displays, check out other tools, artifacts, and other 1920s era artifacts.

Exhibits

Among the stars are a 1909 touring (one of the very first Ts), a 1912 brass Town Car, a 1925 fire truck, a one-of-a-kind Snowmobile, and a 1931 Pietenpol airplane with a Model T Engine. We have five immersive exhibits that will transport all visitors into the look and feel of the Model T era: two early 1900s replica Ford Agency Show Rooms, the Vintage Garage, the Machine Shop, and the Agriculture Room. Two additional gallery spaces feature the broad uses of the Model T. Educational opportunities include guided tours, a cutaway chassis and hands-on Model T simulator, plus a variety of manuals, publications, CDs and restoration DVDs available for purchase.

The museum welcomes school and tour groups.

The 5 Millionth Model T!

1909 Model T Touring #394

1922 Snowmobile

Fruit Truck

Volunteer at the Museum

We are always in need of volunteers to help at the Museum. Just fill out our form and we’ll be in touch!

Please consider supporting the Model T Museum through Charitable Giving.

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