Legends come to life

Motorcycles, yes. But Harley-Davidson is so much more. See how far our world reaches.

Special Exhibits

Tsunami Bike

Opened October 24, 2012

The remarkable story of survival and recovery of a 2004 Harley-Davidson Night Train® motorcycle is on display.

 

Permanent Exhibits

Clubs & Competition

Racers who zipped around splintery board tracks at 100 mph – with no brakes. Climbers who powered up insanely steep inclines. Relive their adventures here.

Engine Room

See everything from the Elvis Bike to the Rhinestone Harley and the too-big-to-believe King Kong in this gallery dedicated to personal expression and creativity.

 

Design Lab

Harley-Davidson advances the art of motorcycle design one stunning bike at a time. Trace the path here.

Engine Room

See literally everything that comes together to create a classic Harley-Davidson® Knucklehead motorbike. Rev up excitement on the interactive engine wall.

Experience Gallery

The motorcycles in this gallery are here for you to sit on, touch, and admire. Pick your favorite and climb on!

The Harley-Davidson Journey, Part 1

Experience our first 50 years and see the oldest known Harley-Davidson motorcycle: Serial Number One.

The Harley-Davidson Journey, Part 2

New challenges and successes marked Harley-Davidson’s second half-century. Relive the highs and lows here.

 

The Motorcycle Gallery, Part 1: 1903 – 1940s

See classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles from our first five decades.

 

The Motorcycle Gallery, Part 2: 1940s - Present

Complete your trip through the Harley-Davidson collection of classic models in this first-floor gallery.

Tank Wall

History, yes. But art, as well. Trace the evolution of Harley-Davidson styling and customization through one of the motorcycle’s signature elements.

Imagination Station

Don a leather jacket, rev the engine, and ride off into your imagination in this kid-friendly attraction.

Build-a-Bike

The Build-A-Bike interactive display lets young minds get creative.

Past Exhibits

Living Lost Photographs

Photographs by Josh Kurpius

Originally on display January 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Taken during a series of road trips, Josh Kurpius’ photographs not only expose the beauty of the American panorama, but the raw beauty captured in the off-moments of traveling by vintage chopper.

 

Exposed! H-D’s Lost Photographs

Originally on display October 18, 2013 - January 1, 2014

A first-time exhibition of rare photographs illustrates both the growth and progress for a young Harley-Davidson as it expanded its reach through advertising, racing, and connecting with its riders.

 

Designing a Celebration

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the design and manufacturing processes used to create Harley-Davidson’s anniversary model motorcycles and the special logos they bear.

Originally on display January 18 – August 26, 2013

Worn To Be Wild

 

The Black Leather Jacket. It didn’t make a statement. It screamed one. See the collection. Walk out cooler.

Originally on display June 16 – Sept 3, 2012

 

Watercolors by Willie G.

Designer of iconic motorcycles. Painter of idyllic watercolors. Discover the private side of Harley-Davidson’s legendary Chief Styling Officer.

Originally on display January 20 – April 15, 2012

COLLECTION X

A rare display of unique treasures, drawn from the amazing cache of historical artifacts housed in the Museum Archives.

Originally on display June 11 – August 16, 2011

 

 

Journey of the Iron Elite

Celebrate the proud history of African American riders and trace their influence on motorcycle culture.

Originally on display February – December, 2011

Evel Knievel

His daredevil stunts made the V-twin soar, inspiring a new generation of riders.

Originally on display July 10 – September 6, 2010

HELMET PROJECT

The H-D Museum staff joins with students and professors from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to deconstruct and reimagine the iconic motorcycle helmet.

Originally on display October 23 – November 8, 2009

 

Also Worth Exploring

  • Harley-Davidson Archives
    Harley-Davidson Archives

    It’s the ultimate insider view of motorcycle history. Harley-Davidson production models from every era. Brilliant ideas that never saw the light of day. And plenty of weird, wonderful ephemera from our past. A window into our workspace lets Museum visitors see the Archives team at work restoring items to display condition.

  • Racer Ray Weishaar with pig mascot, 1920
    Racer Ray Weishaar with pig mascot, 1920

    There’s plenty of Harley-Davidson history on display in our galleries and exhibits, and even more to experience on our behind-the-scenes tours. Check out some of the historical highlights in the H-D history timeline.

  • Main Lobby
    Main Lobby

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  • Design Lab
    Design Lab

    Become a Museum member and make every visit better. Enjoy free Museum admission for a full year. Insider details on popular exhibits from the Museum Curators. Generous savings on purchases at The Shop and meals at Motor® Bar & Restaurant. And a whole lot more.

Admission
Adults (18-64 years): $18
Children (5-17 years): $10
Children (under 5): Free with Adult
Seniors (65+): $12 (with ID)
Military & Students: $12 (with ID)
H-D Museum Members: Free

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May-September - Daily: 9am-6pm
(Thursday, 9am-8pm)
October-April - Daily: 10am-6pm
(Thursday, 10am-8pm)

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789

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