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“A treat for young or old!”

Model T Ford Museum
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A treat for young or old!”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Whether you know and love the Model T Ford and its history, or even cars in general, this little museum is a treat! The cars, trucks, tractors, etc., are surrounded by display items that place them in context. The staff are wonderful. the facility is bright and cheery and it was definitely a wonderful find! They also have an outstanding selection of books and souvenirs available.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Alan R
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Sidney, Ohio
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37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Terrific Little Car Museum - Bargain”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This is a great little museum crammed full of Model T Fords. The admission is a real bargain. Anybody who likes old cars will appreciate this place for sure.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Anna R
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Stanford, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding Tour”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I've been in much larger car museums that weren't nearly as enjoyable. This is a situation where the staff made the attraction much better than was anticipated. Justin was there alone on a slow Saturday morning in early spring. He was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the Model T Ford and its place in history. His humor and enthusiasm kept us engaged while he gave the tour, answered the phone, sold tickets to new comers and operated the gift shop. It was evident he enjoyed what he was doing and went far above what was expected to insure visitors left feeling good about the experience. He was also very positive about Richmond and other things to see and do while we were in the area. The facility, including the restroom, was very clean and orderly. The admission fee was very low.

Visited May 2014
Thank Danny G
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justin m, Manager at Model T Ford Museum, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thanks for the kind words Danny glad I could make your visit a memorable one.
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98 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Like No Other Car Museum”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

If you want to visit a different kind of car museum ....
This is the place !
Operated by lovers and owners of the Model T, the MTFCA Museum is a true representation
of what Richmond has to offer ....
A vibrant and thriving downtown district with genuine hospitality and graciousness.
This museum offers " one of a kind " examples of Model T automobilia.
There even is a plane hanging from the rafters !

Visited March 2014
Thank CountryRoadsScholar
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“National treasure located in Richmond, IN”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This if the National Model T Ford Museum located in the Historic Depot District of Richmond, IN where car, music and history all combine to bring visitor back to the gala years of yesterday. The Model T Museum is filled with the history of Ford Motor company with a collection of many rare vintage autos and the first airplane using a Ford Model T engine.
For a delightful tour with a docent with knowledge to bring to life the life and history of Henry Ford's Model T vision and production please visit the site in Richmond, IN.

Visited March 2014
Thank indybo
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