For more information about the RV/MH Hall of Fame call: (574) 293 – 2344
|What does RV/MH stand for?|
RV/MH stands for Recreational Vehicle and Manufactured Housing. Many people believe that the “MH” stands for “motorhome” or “mobile home”, however this is not the case for our museum.
In the 1940’s when soldiers were coming home from WWII, they were in need of immediate housing. The RV industry saw this as a business opportunity and started building larger units that were to be used as stationary housing rather than travel trailers. Mobile home parks and campgrounds were soon set up to accommodate the permanent/semipermanent housing needs. Trailers such as the 1939 Schult Nomad Travel Trailer featured in our museum were lined up in rows similar to current manufactured housing communities. After that, the RV industry advanced in two directions – one branching into fancier RVs for travel such as units with an interior kitchen and restroom, and the other becoming the manufactured housing industry we know today.
What are the museum hours?
The RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum has varying hours depending on the season. Summer hours (April 1 – October 31) are Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Winter hours (November 1 – March 31) are Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All times are referring to Eastern Time.
What holidays does the museum observe?
The only holidays that the museum currently observes are Thanksgiving, New Years Day, and Christmas. The museum is open during normal hours on all other holidays.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Yes, tickets can be purchased in the gift shop at the front desk.
Adults – $15
Children (6-16) – $10
Children (5 and under) – Free
Seniors (60 and over) – $12
Group Rate (14 or more) – $10
Family Special* – $40
*Parent with 3 or more dependent children under 16 years of age.
Can I bring my pet(s)?
Well behaved pets in a controlled carrier (harness, leash, stroller, etc.) are welcome in the museum. Please make sure that your pet uses the restroom somewhere in the vast grassy areas surrounding the museum so they do not have an accident inside the museum. If an accident does occur, please let the front desk know immediately.
Please also be aware that there may be other pets in the museum at the time of your visit. If your dog is aggressive or excitable towards other animals, please be hypervigilant of your surroundings and your dog’s behavior while visiting the museum.
Do you allow overnight parking in your lot?
Please refer to the Harvest Hosts Program page in the resources menu at the top of the page.
Does the museum offer guided tours?
The museum is self-guided, but there is an information sheet for each unit throughout the museum and informational videos scattered through the building as well.
Am I allowed to walk inside the RV’s and Manufactured Housing units?
Most units are open and available for you to have an immersible experience. However, there are a number of units that are blocked off with yellow rope. Due to the age, rarity, and fragility of certain units, we ask that you do not enter the units that are roped off. If you are unsure, you can refer to the information sheet for each unit where you will either see a red “Do Not Enter” sign, or a green “Enter” sign. If you notice that a yellow rope has fallen off of a unit with a “Do Not Enter” sign, please let the front desk associate know at the end of your tour.
Do you have a cafe in the museum?
We do not have a cafe in the museum, however we do have two vending machines available for your convenience in the gift shop.
Can I conduct research in your library?
Yes. Students and museum guests may use our reference library at their leisure.
Can you do research on my unit for me?
We currently do not offer remote research library services, although we hope to have a comprehensive database available soon for those that cannot make it in to the museum to conduct their own research.
What if I have a question that is not listed on this page?
If you have a question relating to the Event Center, there is a similar page in the Event Center dropdown menu at the top of the page. However, if you have a question that isn’t listed on either FAQs page, you are more than welcome to visit and submit the contact form under the “Contact Us” link at the top or bottom of the page.