Reviews of America's Packard Museum (Museum)

420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402, United States

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REVIEWS OF America's Packard Museum IN Ohio

Mark Bailey, Jr.

Truly a gem in Dayton. Great museum, locally run, knowledgeable tour guides. A great space to hold an event or a wedding at a very reasonable price. There is nothing quite like having an event with free reign on a historic car museum. You are mixing and mingling right around all of the cars. Fantastic and totally unique for the Miami Valley.

Ryan Lindy

Well worth the $5.00.

Jeremy Simmons

Visited from Arizona, was a cool experience ppl who work here are super friendly and really knowledgeable about the cars . Great experience

Mike Katchmar

Fun piece of Dayton and auto history. Lots of cars. We had a great guide!

Scott lang

What a neat place for a car guy

P. L. Hackman

Great place to visit with the entire family. Various stunning vehicles in a wonderful original Packard show room.

Don Huckle

Nice local museum. Great collection of autos and history of the Packard Company.

Wolfgang Grossmann

I am speachless at the beautiful cars in the collection

Leighann Foster

Was a wonderful experience. I can't wait to take my son to see all the amazing cars.

Wrecked Johnson

Neat place

Sam Woodson

What a surprise! Not only are the cars antique, the building was originally a Packard dealership, they still have it setup that way, car lifts, sales floor, etc. Well worth your time and $6

Scott Hatton

Awesome place! When visited, got a guided tour with Myrna, whom told us about every car in the museum. Her tour made the visit even better!! She has a definite love for the vehicles' and knows a bit of every car in there!!

David Leo

Just so cool with all the history.

mary lucio

Was fun seeing the cars and reading about them and the year they were made. Spent a good hour there reading and taking pictures.

Kyle Mullins

Went to a wedding here. Man do they have some gorgeous cars in their. The whole venue was top notch. What a unique place to get married.


Good place to see old cars. Pretty cheap to go in. If you're in Dayton, come here.

Trenton Terrill

Great place to enjoy a piece of history. We planned on being there 2 hours but the gentleman giving the tour was just so knowledgeable we had to force ourselves to stop asking questions. Still ended up leaving 20 min late.

Phillip Verret

Well preserved old cars! Very nice!

Steve Pester

Excellent displays. The cars all are beautiful.

Patrick Kyle

This is a hidden gem!

Savannah Sexton

It's a small museum but it is really nice!

Mark Reynolds

Outstanding!! Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Packard. Collection of automobiles is fantastic!! We live out of state and are looking forward to coming back again. Highly recommend!!

Rod Hobbs

A great museum featuring some really great cars.

Tom Thickel

Thank you for bringing our daughter’s vision for her wedding celebration to life. The guests are still talking about the unique venue. The parking across the street was convenient and easy to find. Many locals had not been to the Packard Museum and they, as well as the out-of-towners, greatly appreciated viewing the cars and the opportunity to ask all their great questions of the Museum staff member who spent the evening in the museum. The beautiful cars on display in the showroom and the garages provided just the unique experience during the cocktail hour and reception we were hoping for. Guests loved the tailgate theme and the set-up was just as we imagined. We want to give a shout out to the museum staff for allowing us to use the “Woody”, which was the star of the cocktail hour. Hats off to each and everyone for their efforts. Your team members went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the result. It was a pleasure working with you and we will continue to recommend the Packard Museum and Elite Catering over and over. The Packard Museum is the only special event venue in Dayton that can provide such a unique experience.

Rod Hobson

Good presentation

Karl Schloer

Fun to just take a look at some really beautiful old cars, vintage parts and other artifacts. Not a lot of interpretive material for the casual visitor, but a treasure trove of a library for any in-depth researcher.

Bob Stuart

Great collection of beautiful Packards and a host who told the story of those cars and the museum itself, which is housed in an old Packard dealership, drawing on terrific knowledge. A fun visit.

Phillip Hay

Fantastic . Run by a very nice Gentleman

Brooks Fiesinger

This place is awesome. I can't believe I've lived here for years and never knew it existed!! Must visit for any local who likes cars.

Phil Osophy

Really cool place. Great for events!

Ericka Carter

Just exquisite vehicles.

Steffen Ehrich

Beautiful cars, friendly atmosphere.

Nadia Cetone

An awesome museum in Dayton. Especially if you have an interest for antiques. These cars and motorcycles are such beauties. Go check them out. <3 You can also rent the building out for parties or weddings if interested.

Keirsten Lecrone

Fun place to go with family and friends

Michael G Smith

Great museum. The cars are beautifully restored/preserved and there are quite a few if them. The building itself is quite interesting being the original Packard dealership.

Sherri Trapp

Myrna was a wealth of information, and just a delightful woman. I left wishing Packard was still in business.

Alvin Holmes

Loved the museum Beautiful car the attendees was very knowledgeable

James Moore

Very informative great experience would recommend to anyone

Greg Rafuse

Awesome displays of cars and memorabilia.

The Wedding Vlog

This place is so cool especially if you love classic cars. They show cars back from 1912. It's defiantly cool.

Daniella Dany

interesting take my grandfather and was very pleased, we would have liked to see more ... I hope increase the collection.

Michael Sarver

Awesome place to go and historical value

Steven Popovich

Cool museum in an old turn of the century car dealership.

Mikey walter

Amazing original and restored automobiles.

Robert Howell

Great place to visit

Edward Looney

Awesome place! Such beautiful automobiles!

Bryce Pankau

A lot of beautiful and unique vehicles with a lot of history associated with them. Also has a period parts counter, displays of promotional items and informational videos.

Jeff Hochwalt

A great blast from the past. Preserved as if the dealership were still there. Amazing automobiles and friendly staff make this a must see while in Dayton.

John M. Jordan

Very interesting.

Steven Ryan

Went to see this place on Sunday at 1:30 PM, but it was close. Everything I read said it would be open and it was open 7 days a week. Change your sign and the website to the hours you are open.

Jack Davis

Heaven for an auto enthusiast!

Nathan Haynes

Great experience. Beautiful cars, and a wonderful museum. Glad I was able to see everything on my vacation. Definitely worth a stop.

Sydney Carpenter

My fiancé and I visited today and we were very impressed. When we first came in we were greeted with a smile and a brief history of the building. The volunteers there were VERY knowledgeable and gave us our own little tour. We had the pleasure of meeting the director of the museum and he showed us some of his personal restoration projects as well. I had planned the trip as a surprise. Just something different to do. I don’t know anything about cars, but the staff never made me feel silly for asking the questions I had. My fiancé also learned quite a bit and he is a car enthusiast. Overall we loved the museum and the culture you feel as soon as you walk inside. Thank you for the experience and we will definitely tell our friends!


A fun museum to stroll through. Lots of old Packards and memorabilia.

Jeff Walrath

Super informational. Love there collection of early Packards.

Bill Schuller

This was a wedding night, and the staff there was amazing! John especially was amazing when it came to helping out a situation and made that transition from crazy to amazing! He and Cindy(sp) are a great team and if something crazy happens they will make sure and go above and beyond to make an amazing event! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart . Renee with Amplified Digital Entertainment

Liz Jesski

Was smaller than we thought, but maintained very well.

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World class. Good staff.

Tracy M

Fun way to spend an hour or so during our day in Dayton. All on one floor. Easy to navigate with wheelchair, walker, etc, and not so big that one would get worn out. Enjoy!

Jane Reed

Learned alot about the car

Gloria Smith

It was ok, I went there for a wedding reception. And for the price the father of the bride paid for the establishment, they could have gotten something wayyyyyyy better for less. There were cars everywhere, as they just rearranged them, not taking them out, not enough seating, the bridal party was cramped together...... It should be what it is. A museum.

Liam Tonchev

Very inspiring tour guide!

David Grant

Lots of beautiful automobiles! Both pre and post war. 1.5 hr. tour time. $6 admission for adults.

James Dragani

One of the most amazing collections of vintage automobiles I have seen in one place.

Brent Kasel

Nice cars to look at, I bought some pins from the gift shop.

Dave Russel

Was fun to see all also Packard in real dealerships

Elsie Title

The Packards preserved here are some fine examples of both restored and unrestored luxury American autos I have had the pleasure to view. The price of entry was $6.00. In the back , there is a library containing service manuals for the various years. They have examples of PT-boat engines, P51 fighter engines all built by Packard. From the unquestionable beauty of design and engineering, it is a shame that they are not offering luxury automobiles today. Please visit and enjoy the true beauty and sculpture of these vehicles.

Dayton Vintage Speed

Fantastic bit if history and wanderful place to visit.

Gary Turner

Well maintained museum, cars and a knowledgeable staff

Sheila Stephens

This place was hypnotic unbelievable beautiful and informational. I loved it, I'm really into old cars. It's my dream to item one one day..

Ron Dement

Amazing auto's worth going back 2 and 3 times to really see all the artifacts and cars again. Great job.

Don Warner

Beautiful Packards and period items in a real, original dealership. Absolutely a 'must see' location !

angel of knowledge

Great taste of history. Awesome staff. Recommend.

ann miller

Must see, especially if you love cars. Very impressed with their collection.

Jeff Roberts

Wow, I've lived in Dayton for 35 years and just got to this place a few weeks did I let that happen. Super cool if you are a car enthusiast.

Jas Parks

Incredible place to see a fantastic collection of this iconic case. Don't let the outside fool you, open the door any day well before 5 pm and you go back to a showroom of the classic 1930's. This is a great experience for anyone who loves old cars!

Don Long

Loved it. Any car enthusiast would like it. Great history and something unique.

Philip Meads

Great selection of cars - would only add a bit of a description for the Packard licensed/built Merlin would be really welcome considering it's importance in WWII

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Joseph Ellis

Not handicapped accessible at all, and they could not be bothered to try and help at all!

Christopher Gavalas

Cool little museum, staff super friendly and knowledgeable!

Glenard Britton

This was a wonderful experience. I learned so much about Packard cars and the history. If you happen to go ask for Merna. She is a very nice lady and gives a excellent tour of the museum.

Eric McCullough

This place was awesome. I got lots of knowledge regarding our history.

James Amato

Terrific collection of Packard's and other cars. Definitely worth seeing!

June Longoria

Wow! Went to the Memphis Belle. That was great. Was recommended to see this place by an older gentleman. My grandson and I loved it.

Alberto Garcia

This was a great experience. $6 adults, $5 for senior or children. Well worth the price. They had the cars divided up between pre-WWII and post. The building is in what was originally a dealership decorated with plenty of original material. Each vehicle had a placard giving interesting facts about the era, the car model and that specific vehicle. Very nicely done. We easily spent two hours casually meandering around. You could spend longer if you linger longer on each car.

Duane Evans

Awesome, even though they was closed ...

Pepito Wilson

I love it really cool cars

Gregory Witt

Great collection of Packard automobiles, displayed in an authentic Packard Dealership building from 1917.

Elizabeth Generas

Tried visiting on Sunday July 28, 2019. Closed. Hoping to visit, but can't get anyone to answer the phone or return our messages to confirm they are open. Big let down.

James Werner

Not the largest museum I've ever been and but it is very nice they have very nice cars and lots of detailed records on them

Todd-Stephanie Evans

Great place. People were very informative.

Ryan W

Great experience! Many interesting cars. I was lucky to get a tour by one of the volunteers that was a retired engineer. I learned a great deal. This place is a "gem" in the "gem city."

Curtis Foster

The tour guide was great! Its really cool museum Highly recommend going if you like cars.


Absolutely wonderful. I went with my father and brother (who are car enthusiasts) and they loved it. They had a good amount of cars, all in wonderful condition and information on each of them. It was super interesting, even to someone who isn't very into cars, and you can tell they love their business. Also the man working when we went in was informative and extremely kind unlike some people who oversee similar places.

bill simpson

Beautiful classic cars.

Steven Wolcott

Excellent representation of a real Packard dealership. It looks like the salesmen and mechanics just went to lunch. Many beautifully restored vintage Packard automobiles.

Daniel Seibert

Beautiful cars. Large collection.

Kevin Bowes

Lots of beautiful cars. Not very big. Takes maybe an hour max.

Shawn Anderson

Wow. Great selection of Packard's and very knowledgeable staff.

Stephen Bradley

Place is just too cool to describe.

ilianette montanez

Located in downtown Dayton, this museum is a gem. Well worth a visit to see the remarkable collection of antique automobiles, engines, & memorabilia. Also makes for a gorgeous event space!

2JZ Addict

Amazing experience! So many beautiful machines that you can't see anywhere else. Absolutely worth the trip! I can't recommend it enough!

Jarrod Brown

Just visited the museum for the first time and the docents are fantastic. Very knowledgeable and friendly. There were fewer cars here than I anticipated and not all of them have information with them but the guides provided plenty to make up for it. Small admission free is worth it.

Dave Snodgrass

Great collection of vintage Packard automobiles and other Packard transportation exhibits including a Packard truck, military staff car, and several Packard produced airplane engines. The museum staff was friendly and very willing to share their knowledge concerning the exhibits and the history of Packard.

Sharon Anderson

If your a car buff, you will be in heaven! Friendly staff!

Ronnie Oaks

These are the most Beautiful luxury cars from the 20's through the 50's, when Packard ceased making them.

Jeff Zang

Many different beautiful Packards, very informative video.

Eric Brock

This is a restored dealership with remarkably maintained cars from all the different eras that Packard made cars. I was also impressed with the Merlin WW2 plane engine on display. The 2nd building has lots of original documents and blue prints in the library and some of the later Caribbean convertibles. They have a space for littler ones too. Great visit and close to the Wright Brothers workshop.

James Southe

This is a fun place for a day trip. It only cost $6.00 each to get in. There is a lot of history here. I wanted to sit in one so bad but u can't do that. I could of spent more time in there but the little lady had her fill for the day. It was a good day trip. I will go alone next time.

Lee ANN Graf

Cars are immaculate. Beautiful to see.

Fred Allen

Loved it nice collection.

Mitchell Austin

Nice staff, cool old Packard dealership building with an amazing collection of Packard automobiles.

John Parker

Great automotive museum.

Judith Richards

Awesome place to go had a great time

Chester Sams

Great place for Packard history and information. Only $6 admission. Highly recommend.


Love, love, love the Packard. Very cool place. Fun cats, great staff. Had our wedding reception here, was a lot of fun.

Amanda Shinkle

It's neat. But don't touch the cars..

B. Bruce Brown

I am a real Packard fan and this has a great selection of cars. Warren Ohio has a museum as well.

Samuel Rivera

Cool place to take your parents for a couple hours.

Lynn Furderer

Beautiful cars in an original Packard dealership building. Well worth the visit.

charles genopwr

Excellent. It's like stepping back in time.

MeLisa Andrews

A great experience!

The BrandenU

History, and beauty. If you love classic Packard's, and you're in downtown Dayton, Ohio, check it out.

Catherine George

Fun and unique experience regardless of the event attending.

James Duncan

Amazing museum. They have some stellar cars. The collection is big. Definitely a must see in Dayton.

william grey

It is fabulous!

Dmitriy Verbovetskiy

Very nice

Owen Trapp

Myra is great for a tour! Fun for all to enjoy! Cool cars!

Michelle Thorpe

Great cars but no guide


Worth the $6 admission to get to see so much history up close


Very nice place, and nice guys.

Henry Weiford

Cars are nice person was not.Musium person was not courteous and did not give Dayton Ohio a good name .I was taken there by my family and all was well until we got ready to leave.I tried to ask questions about some of the exhibits but the person was rude and tried I felt to intimidate me over my patch on my hat! My patch simply says black guns matter and has an outline of a AR type rifle on it. I hate that we were there visiting Dayton when the obviously mentally deranged person shot people .!!!! But I nor my family did anything wrong!!!!!! And did not need to be told I don't mean to tell you how to live but that patch on your hat might get you trouble! At which time I told him that I could talk to them like a gentleman or not as the case may be. And I was aware of the shooting downtown. Myself and my family would like to reach out and say the violence against US citizens by mentally unstable persons should never be tolerated and we are all sadend by these incidents and send our best regards and thoughts to the families.In saying that I thought the gentleman overstepped his boundaries and was rude and should have kept his thoughts to himself!!!! Thanks. HW. WV.

Bill Norman

Great place to visit. The cars are amazing and mostly are in pristine condition. What a wonderful business to have in Dayton, Ohio.

Don F

Robert was wonderful sharing his vast knowledge of the Packard Autos. A wonderful time looking at beautiful automobiles.

John Bobosh

I'm not a "car" person, but found the museum to be a really interesting place for both the history of Packard cars and a look at designs through the decades. The museum does a good job of presenting you with interesting facts about the models as well as providing some context for what else was going on in the world at the time. The building - an old Packard dealership - is pretty cool as well. I really think most people would get something out of it!

Austin Halsey

The car collection is extensive and the staff does an amazing job of taking care of everything. I went with my father-in-law a and they fielded every question he had for them. Very cool place to visit! I only wish that they had more signs up to tell me about the history.

Joshua D. Perry

Highly recommended. Lots of Packards in primo condition. My dad and I spent about 2hrs there.

ToDD White

What a gem to have in downtown Dayton. Great staff and great cars on display.

Kevin Sweet

A cool place if you like old cars. It was a great day trip when the grand parents came into town.

Mark Zuccarell

Beautiful cars, a lot of history located in an old packard dealership

Catherine Borkoski

Very interesting place to visit. The staff was very friendly and answered a lot of questions. They gave us important pieces of background information without being too suffocating. An interesting piece of history anyone could enjoy. The site was done well with interesting information displayed for each piece. I would definitely recommend!

DJ MORE awesome dude

This place is amazing and different every time u go because they house 50 other cars in storage that take turns in the museum!

Jessica Sommer

Awesome place. Cool cars!!

Fritz scott

Great experience for both of us....really enjoyed it.....

Mike Wysko

Beautiful Packard cars from the early 1930s to 1950s. Friendly staff answered all our questions. One of the 'must see' attractions in Dayton Ohio. I recommend.

Pam Schindler

Wonderful!! Great cars, knowledgeable and friendly volunteers!! GREAT stop on our trip!

R Thompson

Great museum with some very nice examples of some great cars.

Anna Kristie

Fun place to host a wedding and cars are really cool too

Robert DeTorres

I went in with lower expectations, but was pleasantly surprised at the depth of history and interest that this museum offers. Couple that with the newly acquired knowledge of Packard's storied history, and we were truly amazed and entertained. From pioneering new technology to helping to create the engines that powered our planes and boats in WW2, Korean War and so much more ... It's absolutely fascinating and inspiring. High quality displays and artifacts; Extremely knowledgeable and friendly docents. We were impressed ... even our 9 year old enjoyed the visit. We spent about 2 hours.

Andrew Tompkins

Best museum for car entheusiests!

Greg Peck

Enjoyed this very much. A car guy destination.

Ben Ward

Great place to take in a bit of automotive history. The gentleman working at the counter was extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions. Beautiful automobiles!

Pamela Moss

Historical Automobile establishment great place for car lovers

Matthew Trepanier

Great place in Dayton to learn about the Packard car lines and pre and post war vehicles. Very educational for a novice car enthusiast. The museum fee was minimal and kids get in free. I would recommend that you stop in and learn about the Packard car company.

jerry sturgill

Really nice cars no heat in the building

Sherri Ross

Great location, was originally a Packard dealership, large wide variety of Packard's and accessories, offices recreated with vintage items, spent about an hour there

Shelby Watson

Awesome museum. If you love cars, check this out.

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