National Packard Museum

Classic luxury car aficionados can find a treasure trove of history at the National Packard Museum in Warren. In the heart of Warren’s historic district, this 7,500-square-foot facility sits next to Packard Music Hall and Packard Park and houses many beautifully restored and original Packard vehicles.

Classic luxury car aficionados can find a treasure trove of history at the National Packard Museum in Warren. In the heart of Warren’s historic district, this 7,500-square-foot facility sits next to Packard Music Hall and Packard Park and houses many beautifully restored and original Packard vehicles.

Packard family genealogy archives can be viewed, and a wide variety of historical memorabilia is on continuous rotation. The first Packard Motor Car was built in Warren in 1899 at the Packard Electric Co.’s subsidiary plant, the New York and Ohio Co.

Manufacture of a successful automobile brought about the formation of the Ohio Automobile Co., which evolved into the Packard Motor Car Co. in 1902.

One of the early cars, the 1903 Model F, was sent on a transcontinental journey that year from California to New York City to test and market the durability of the Packard Motor Car. The car, named “Old Pacific,” also is on display at the museum.

“Motorcycles: Made in the USA,” the museum’s ninth annual motorcycle exhibit, runs through May 31.

If you go…
Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: Adults, $5; seniors (age 65 and older), $3; children (ages 7-12), $3.

Location: 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, OH
(330) 394-1899
www.packardmuseum.org

Other things to do in Warren:
First Flight Lunar Module
2487 Parkman Road NW, Warren
(330) 898-3116
A replica of Apollo 11’s lunar landing module marks the site where Neil Armstrong took his first airplane ride in 1936.

Warren Community Amphitheatre
303 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren
(330) 841-2601
Outdoor amphitheater includes seating for 2,500. Home to free classic movies under the stars.

Market on the Square
125 W. Market St., Warren
This artisan market features myriad vendors of items including handcrafted jewelry and accessories, artwork, locally produced
baked goods, seasonal farm produce and more.
Open 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays.