Packard Museum free to youth, students

America’s Packard Museum in Dayton announced Monday that guests under 18 years old or with a valid student ID can visit the museum for free.

In addition to this admissions policy change, weekend hours are expanding to mirror weekday hours of noon to 5 p.m.

Youth and student group tour rates remain unchanged under the new policy. The museum is located at 420 S. Ludlow Street.

“The Board recognizes the need for making this policy change not only as a way to give back to the community and thank it for its support, but also to sustain the mission of this remarkable museum,” Managing Director Daniel Badger said in a release. “The legacy of America’s Packard Museum depends on what it can offer to current and future generations. Helping youth and students of all ages learn about history, innovation, technology, preservation and restoration helps educate and invigorate the region with a sense of excitement about the past and future roles of technology and innovation throughout the Dayton area.”

The new policy goes into effect immediately.

Operating as a full-time museum since 1992, America’s Packard Museum is the only restored Packard dealership operating as a museum. It features more than 50 restored automobiles and significant artifacts from the Packard Motorcar Company.

To book a field trip, become a volunteer or help the museum grow, contact Director of Operations Nancy Casebere at 937-226-1710, ext. 5 or at

The museum is open daily noon to 5 p.m.