Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum
The Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum of Hartford, Kentucky. When visitors come to Hartford, a short day trip is in demand to see the treasures of the Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum. Owned and operated by Jack Embry and his wife Nancy, the displays boast over 20 vintage, American made motorcycles, and 30 years’ worth of motorcycle memorabilia.
The oldest bike displayed is a 1911 Yale, with a tandem seat and original paint designs. This rare, early 20th century bike is the only one still in existence today. A 1915 Shaw is decked out in its original red and white paintjob, wheels carved from wood, carbide lamp, and well-worn leather. Jack’s 1930 Harley Davidson V Model is a special display with original solo seat and color scheme. One of the most interesting pieces is a 1955 Harley Davidson 55L 1736, boasting an original model sidecar in tow. Perhaps the most valuable motorcycle in the museum is the 1912 Eagle that was manufactured in Brockton, Massachusetts. Only 10 of these originals exist today, and only four are still operable.
Opening times: Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m - or by appointment