Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum, Shipshewana: Address, Phone Number, Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum
4.5
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This location was reported permanently closed
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World's largest collection of Hudson, Essex, & Terraplane automobiles. Ranging from 1909 to 1956 the collection houses some of the finest examples of the autos produced by the Hudson Automobile Company. Both pristine restorations and pristinely preserved examples walk you through time while you reminisce about America's love affair with the automobile.
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Phil_K_TN
Fayetteville, TN2 contributions
Excellent museum, sorry politicians.
Jul 2019
This was a wonderful museum of Hudson vehicles. I visited it three times before it closed. First in 2007 an last in 2011. Eldon Hostetler owned most all of them - a few were on loan - and before he passed on, he told the city of Shipshewana that he would give them the cars IF they would build and maintain a museum for them. They agreed. Later, after Eldon's death, the city sold the building to a private company and the company started charging the city rent (high rent at that) on the building. The city claimed their rent was more than they made and they decided to sell the cars. They broke a promise they made to a fellow who loved his Hudson's and wanted to secure a place where other people would be able to enjoy them. The city of Shipshewana was only interested in money. My rating I gave as Excellent was for the museum and the cars - it would be a minus zero for the political leaders of Shipshewana.
Written June 14, 2020
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thefamily3
Lafayette, IN201 contributions
Now closed
Apr 2019 • Couples
Attraction is CLOSED!! So sad 😞 was amazing place and owner was sweet guy! He passed and all cars were auctioned off . Hope they all got good homes because some were one of a kind . 😢☹️
Written April 28, 2019
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robertbT395YY
Upland, IN3 contributions
This attraction is no loonger open.
Sep 2018 • Business
Please do not plan to view the vintage autos. The museum auctioned off all of the autos back in August. I would not like to see you drive hundreds of miles and then be disappointed. The museum floor is now used for events and banquets.

Please call 888-447-4725 to confirm the above if you do not believe me. Smile!
Written September 26, 2018
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Indiansfan2112
LaGrange27 contributions
Out of business
Aug 2018 • Solo
August 4th, 2018
Sad day, everything sold today, Shipshewana Hudson Museum , closed it's doors for the final time today . Heart breaking, in my opinion.
Written August 13, 2018
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flashfire2018
Howe, IN13 contributions
Closing
Feb 2018 • Family
Owner just sold all Hudson vehicles at auction August 4th 2018.
Was a very nice museum shame it will be closed.
Written August 7, 2018
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Lewis M
Baltimore, MD73 contributions
Great Museum. Too bad it is closed
Aug 2018 • Business
I’ve been to this museum several times over the years. It featured 70 of the rarest and most exquisite Hudson cars under one roof. This was not your typical 50’s and 60’s Museum. It had a wide selection of Hudson built cars from 1909 through 1957. Quite a wide collection

Unfortunately, I just returned from a weekend trip to the museum to attend the liquidation of the museum. It was a very sad day. Watching the liquidation of the collection that Eldon spent his life accumulating. Such a shame that it is closed
Written August 7, 2018
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James D
Grand Rapids, MI26 contributions
Anniversary Weekend
Aug 2018 • Family
The Museum is right next door to the Blue Gate Inn. My wife and I walked over to check out the Museum Friday afternoon Aug.3, 2018. We were told to walk right in because this was the last day the museum would be open. All these gorgeous cars (69) were being prepped for an auction the next day. Saturday
all the cars were being sold at auction. We felt privileged to be able to be one of the last visitors to see these cars all together at the museum. THIS MUSEUM WILL NO LONGER BE OPEN.
Written August 6, 2018
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pleah1978
16 contributions
Hemmings Classic Car Board of Directors votes to close Hostetler’s Hudson Museum
Jul 2018 • Family
No website. found article. Not enough revenue for expenses. January 30, the had voted closing museum
Written July 23, 2018
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rodgers869
ST JOHN, INDIANA8 contributions
hidden treasure of autos
Aug 2017 • Couples
stop by to see some older cars park outside museum and a work said to go in to see all the late me hostetler had in his collection and ended up being in there over a hour. while looking we happen to meet the man who did all the pristine conditioning of the units and he gave us many interesting facts about most of the autos
one of the best 7.00 you will spend in shishewana be sure and go
Written July 11, 2018
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Terry T
Council Bluffs, IA35 contributions
I've never seen so many Hudsons.
Sep 2017
This is a great museum with many unique cars. There are many rare examples of Hudson cars and trucks. Plus they are in pristine condition.
Written June 18, 2018
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