Mack Trucks Historical Museum
THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Due to COVID-19, the museum is closed and public tours are not possible. Several staff members have returned to perform research activities on a limited schedule to answer information requests. Those requests must be entered through the “contact us” link on this website.
Please monitor this website and the Mack Museum Facebook page for updates on reopening. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to having you visit with us once again.
Doug Maney, Museum Curator
While the Mack Trucks Historical Museum is closed, we thought you might like to see some videos about the museum. Virtual tours are all the rage now. Enjoy!
"Berks Community Television (BCTV)" Mack Museum information begins at about 27 minutes (and ends at about 58), with an interview of Doug Maney, Curator of the Mack Museum. Click here.
"Let's Go! Mack Trucks" Museum Virtual Tour, featuring Doug Maney, Curator of the Mack Museum (2:57 minutes) Click here.
"VIA Short Takes. American Icon" Museum Virtual Tour, featuring Doug Maney, Curator of the Mack Museum (4:41 minutes). Click here.
"NM 1945 Mack 6-Ton" Video about the Museum's restored military vehicle (1:41 minutes). Click here.
"1984 Mack DM-886SX" Video of the "Bethlehem Steel" truck in the Museum (1:40 minutes). Click here.
"1955 Mack B-60X" Video of a fine example of the versatile B-series in the Museum (1:21 minutes) Click here.
"1940 Mack ED" Introduced in 1938, the Mack ED model is one of the smallest Mack truck models ever built (1:38). Click here.
MACK - Since 1900
What year did the Mack Senior model debut? When was the first Mack diesel engine produced? When did Mack adopt the bulldog as its mascot? Or a little closer to home: What transmission was outfitted on your grandfather’s 1940 Mack? If you have questions – and perhaps a model and serial number (or vehicle identification number) – there’s a pretty good chance the Mack Trucks Historical Museum has the answers within their archives. The Mack Museum was born as a non-profit corporation in 1984 and commemorates Mack history through preserving truck build records, service and parts information, engineering drawings, photos, memorabilia and a collection of vintage Mack truck models. We supply information about trucks that are 25 years old or older. In addition to being the authority on all things Mack, the Mack Trucks Historical Museum also restores and preserves vintage Mack Trucks and memorabilia for all to enjoy.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS AND TOUR INFORMATION:
Mack Trucks Historical Museum, 2402 Lehigh Parkway South, Allentown, PA 18103
Telephone: 610-351-8999 (M,W,F 10:00 - 4:00) FAX: 610-351-8756 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group tours of more than 10 people must be scheduled in advance,
so that we may have adequate personnel on hand to serve you.
Please use the same contact information as shown for General Questions above. Lead time to reply is 1-2 weeks.
FOR HISTORICAL REQUESTS REQUIRING RESEARCH: Click here: Contact Us Form
Use this form for requests about truck build records, sales records, vintage service manuals, etc. We supply information about trucks that are 25 years old or older. Our records are not computerized. Research is done manually, and is therefore time consuming. Requests are handled in the order they are received. For current lead times, please contact us. Not to be used for tour information or general questions.
Click here for Google Maps directions
Please use the following GPS address: 11 Grammes Road, Allentown PA 18103 and follow the signs to the Mack Museum.
(When using our actual street address, some old/outdated maps incorrectly route you through the Allentown Yard Waste Site. Use the 11 Grammes Road address.)
MUSEUM HOURS (for tours and phone calls):
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Last tour starts at 3:00 pm)
On Mondays and Fridays, tours are guided by an ambassador (when staffing permits). Tours can take up to 90 minutes, and sometimes can be adjusted to fit your needs.
On Wednesdays, tours are self-guided, with headsets for information.
Museum is closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Weekends
NOTE: During Museum days of operation, the Museum may be closed to the public to allow for corporate functions.
TOUR SCHEDULE (based upon availability):
Each tour is limited to 10 or fewer people. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
We are closed from 12:00 - 12:30 pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
10:00 am 1:00 pm
10:30 am 1:30 pm
11:00 am 2:00 pm
11:30 am 2:30 pm
12:30 pm 3:00 pm
HOLIDAY/TRAINING CLOSURE DATES:
April 10, 2020; May 25; July 3; September 7; November 26-27; December 25, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Because the Museum is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, there is no admission fee for a tour. However, a $5 donation per visitor, over the age of 12, is suggested. Your contributions go directly to our efforts to preserve the history of Mack trucks and their impact on the world.
The Mack legacy lives on through the generosity of all types of donations and acquired Mack artifacts.
Your contributions can be mailed to: Mack Trucks Historical Museum at the above address.
Or online using a Credit Card or Paypal.
We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.
OUR POLICY ON ANIMALS IN THE MUSEUM
Pets are NOT allowed in the Museum. This includes in strollers, carriers and purses.
We do, however, welcome all service animals, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
Animals whose sole function is to provide assistance or emotional support but are not individually trained do not meet the definition of service animal under the ADA. These animals are not permitted inside our buildings.
NEED PARTS FOR OLDER MACK VEHICLES?
To download our Parts Suppliers List for Old Trucks, click here: Parts Suppliers For Old Trucks 2020 JAN 27