Adult Admission: $12.50 per person
Adult Group of 12 or more: $10.50 per person**Call (260) 925-1444 extension 30 to schedule your visit. Reservations are necessary at least (1) week in advance to receive the group rate. Lunch packages are available.
Children under 18 years of age: $7.50 per person
Children under 6 years of age: FREE
Family Rate: $32.00 per family**This rate is available to parents and their dependent children at the same address that are 18 years of age or younger.
The museum is especially grateful to the Olive B. Cole Foundation, Inc. for extending a grant that makes study trips completely affordable for students. Ask about free admission when booking your Study Trip at the museum.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is open seven days a week!
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Thanks giving Day and Christmas Day only.
Auburn is located in Northeast Indiana at the intersection of I-69 and State Road 8 (map) and also at the intersection of I-69 and C.R. 11-A, 20 miles north of Fort Wayne and 35 miles south of the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/I90).
Please use this address to look up correct driving directions:
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum 1600 South Wayne St. Auburn, Indiana 46706
Driving distances from major cities:
Fort Wayne, IN - 16 miles - 15 minutes
South Bend, IN - 98 miles - 1.25 hours
Indianapolis, IN - 140 miles - 2.25 hours
Toledo, OH - 106 miles - 1.75 hours
Dayton, OH - 168 miles - 2.66 hours
Columbus, OH - 190 miles - 3 hours
Cleveland, OH - 210 miles - 3.50 hours
Cincinnati, OH - 215 miles - 3.50 hours
Chicago, IL - 180 miles - 3 hours
Lansing, MI - 110 miles - 1.45 hours
Ann Arbor, MI - 136 miles - 2.25 hours
Detroit, MI - 175 miles - 2.75 hours
How many cars are in the museum?
The museum exhibits an average of 120 automobiles and related artifacts on three floors of the historic building. The automobiles on exhibit are a combination of cars owned by the museum (65%) and cars on loan to exhibits from private owners and other museums (35%). The second-floor mezzanine level contains the fine art gallery, archives and education area.
Are the exhibited cars drivable?
Most of the cars are driveable and many are in carefully-restored condition. The cars are prepared for long-term resting exhibition, so they require preparation to ready them for road use.
Are visitors permitted to take photographs?
Yes, photography is encouraged, in either still or video format. Feel free to take as many photos as you would like!
Who keeps the cars clean?
Generous members of the museum’s Volunteer Association regularly clean the cars. Volunteers donate over 1,400 hours keeping the cars clean annually!
What time zone is Indiana in?
Indiana is on Eastern Standard Time (EST), all year. The state does participate in Daylight Saving Time.
Who owns the museum?
The museum is a not-for-profit and educational institution owned by the non-profit Auburn Automotive Heritage, Inc. The organization was formed first in 1969 by local volunteer leaders with contributed funds. The museum opened to the public July 6, 1974.
Where are the restrooms?
There are public restrooms on the first and thrid floors of the museum.
Are there maps of Auburn available?
The Auburn Chamber of Commerce publishes a handsome and informative full-color city and county map and brochure about Auburn, Indiana. When available, it is distributed free of charge at the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau also has tourist information available at its office, 500 South Grandstaff, Suite C, Auburn, IN 46706.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has three (3) parking lots. Parking is free.
The Main Lot
The main lot on the building's north side adjacent to the main entrance, includes motorcycle and handicap spaces. The main parking lot offers over 100 parking spaces. Designated tour bus parking is curbside near the main entrance. This is ideal for dropping off bus groups.
The Education & Exhibit Plaza
The Education & Exhibit Plaza is situated west of the museum, is designated for buses, RVs, coaches, trucks, trailers and automobiles.
South Side Lot
The parking lot along the south side of the museum is used for overflow parking. Automobiles only.
Nearby Attractions & Events
This world famous festival celebrates the unique automotive heritage of Auburn, Indiana each year over Labor Day weekend. Automotive and non-automotive events are located throughout Auburn's historic Downtown Square and beyond, coordinated by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Inc.
The Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum houses Flathead V-8 engines, transmissions, and rear axles (many of them cut-a-way models), memorabilia, service items, and automobiles.
The Hoosier Air Museum is open through the efforts of The Hoosier War Birds, a group dedicated to the preservation of aviation history and to the contributions of local and nationally prominent people to early aviation.
The National Military History Center houses the The World War II Victory Museum. The museum endeavors to preserve the experiences of individuals and nations during the Second World War; educate the public about these experiences; and promote further study of the war and its causes and consequences so that future menaces to freedom, liberty and peace may be readily identified and extinguished.
The National Auto & Truck Museum is a non-profit museum with emphasis on post World War II cars and trucks, but includes vehicles from 1908 "high wheelers" to current production pick-up trucks. Also featured is a Model Car/Truck & Toy Museum.
The DeKalb County Visitors Bureau invites you to experience DeKalb County. It's the epitome of small, rural, Midwestern towns with a rich history centered around its transportation heritage. DeKalb County is the home of multiple museums showcasing the history of automobiles, trucks, railroads, aircraft and military hardware. The county has recognized, valued, and preserved its heritage in such a manner as to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Call for packages and tourism information.
Adult Group Tours
The Museum offers a group discount to organized groups of 12 or more people with pre-arranged visits. The group price is $10.50 per person. There is also the possibility of having a docent lead tour at a fee of $20 per docent, with a maximum of 20 guests in a group per docent. That fee is in addition to the group's $10.50 per person admission.
To schedule a group tour, please contact us and the marketing director will contact you with your confirmation.