Harley-Davidson Museum Announces Grand Opening Date

MILWAUKEE — Nearly 105 years in the making, the Harley-Davidson Museum near downtown Milwaukee will open its doors to the public July 12. Grand Opening festivities will kick off with a ceremony at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the weekend.

The 130,000-square-foot museum will add a whole new dimension to the Harley-Davidson experience. Visitors will get a feel for the freedom, camaraderie and pride that Harley-Davidson riders experience every time they fire up their motorcycles.

Museum visitors will:
  • Walk through a variety of exhibits that tell the stories of the extraordinary people, products, history and culture of Harley-Davidson. In addition to the fantastic motorcycle collection, stories are told through a variety of media — including photographs, videos, apparel, rare documents and other fascinating artifacts.
  • Peek into a portion of the Archives, never before open to the public, and home base to more than 450 motorcycles, and hundreds of thousands of artifacts that the Archives team can pull from for Museum exhibits.
  • Read the various personalized messages created by individuals worldwide on the Living the Legend rivets, found on the Living the Legend walls and plazas.
  • Grab a bold American meal or snack from the on-site Restaurant and Caf