Welcome to Mack Trucks Historical Museum

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News

Hello Mack enthusiasts,

WE ARE OPEN! It is great to be able to make this announcement! After three years and three months, we are open for tours. We have made quite a few enhancements around the place, and we are excited to welcome you.

Regards,
Doug Maney

Hours

Scheduled tours are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Tour start hours are 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm.

Donations

ADMISSION FEE:

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.

DONATIONS:

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,
2402 Lehigh Parkway South,
Allentown, PA 18103

Or online using a Credit Card or Paypal.

Donate

About

Mack Trucks was founded in 1900 by Jack and Gus Mack in Brooklyn, NY, and was originally known as the Mack Brothers Company. The Mack brothers actually entered the vehicle manufacturing business seven years earlier, when they purchased the Fallesen and Berry carriage company. The company produced its first successful motorized vehicle in 1900. In 1905, the company moved its headquarters to Allentown, PA. In 2010, Mack headquarters relocated to Greensboro, NC. The company adopted its present name, Mack Trucks, Inc., in 1922.

The company's trademark is the Bulldog. Mack trucks earned this nickname in 1917, during World War I, when the British government purchased the Mack AC model to supply its front lines with troops, food and equipment. British soldiers dubbed the truck the Bulldog Mack. Its pugnacious, blunt-nosed hood, coupled with its incredible durability, reminded the soldiers of the tenacious qualities of their country's mascot, the British Bulldog.

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. 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.

Dealer Membership Program

Membership details and levels of support can be found on the Mack Truck Dealer Portal (TDP > Forms > Mack Trucks Historical Museum > Dealer Membership Application).

Together with Mack’s continued support, this dealer membership program will help offset operation expense as the demands placed on the Museum continue to grow. We hope to see your dealer plaque on our Dealer Membership wall in 2024!

For those dealers who have committed, we say THANK YOU!

Platinum Sponsorship:

Nuss Truck & Equipment

Vanguard Truck Centers

Gainesville Truck Center

Watt's Truck Center, Inc

Gold Sponsorship:

Bunch Truck Group

McDevitt Trucks, Inc.

M&K Quality Truck Sales of Grand Rapids

Kriete Truck Centers

Silver Sponsorship:

Shipley Motor Equipment Company

Tri-State Truck Center

Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers, Inc.

Capitol Mack

Tidewater Mack dba/TMI Truck & Equipment

Virginia Truck Center, Inc./Excel Truck Group

Browns Hunterdon Mack

Beam Mack Sales & Service

Interstate Truck Source, Inc.

Affinity Truck Center

McMahon/ Mack Truck Sales of Charlotte

Lischkge Motors, Inc.

Legacy Truck Centers, Inc.

Bergey's

Reservations for Museum Public Tours

Mack Museum tours are now booked online so that we can govern our schedules for tour guides and eliminate overloading our calendar.

Available tour dates and times will be displayed on the calendar page when you click on "Book A Mack Museum Tour."

Tours are guided by a Museum Ambassador and are approximately 60 minutes long.

Click on a date and time to make a new reservation. Each tour is limited to groups of ten people or less. More than ten in your party? See GROUP INFORMATION below.

Note the number of slots available on each tour time (0/10 if empty and 10/10 if full).

One person may reserve up to ten slots at a time (one person equals one slot) if enough slots are available for your selected date & time. All people in your party must be included in your reservation quantity, except children under four years old.

Please provide an accurate email and phone number, we may need to contact you due to unforeseen circumstances affecting your reservation.

GROUP INFORMATION

Groups of 11 or more: Email us at: mack.museum@macktrucks.com. Give us your group name, requested date, time, group quantity, your contact info, etc. Allow 2 weeks for a replay to your inquiry. $55.00 minimum donation per group.

DONATION INFORMATION

A suggested $5 donation per visitor over the age of 12 is recommended. These contributions fund our efforts to preserve the history of Mack Trucks and their impact on the world.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Our museum is wheelchair accessible.

Photography is permitted, for your personal, non-commercial, use.

A confirmation email will be sent immediately after scheduling a reservation, and reminder email will be sent three days prior to your reservation.

Tips For Making A Calendar Reservation

Click on “Book a Mack Museum Tour”

In The Calendar

To go forward or backward a month: On the horizontal bar that has the icon “Today”, use the arrows on the left (<) and right (>) side. If no arrow appears, you have reached the limit.

When Tours Are Available: Reservations may be made as shown on the calendar.

To Select A Tour Day: Scheduled tours are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Click on your desired day, shown in red. Tour start hours are 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm, as shown at the bottom (might need to scroll to see all times).

Check If Slots Are Available: Each scheduled tour time has a count, at the bottom. 0/10 means no slots are used, all slots are available. 5/10 means 5 slots are used, and 5 are available. 10/10 means all slots are used.

Number in your group: All people in your party must be included in your reservation quantity, except children under four years old.

Select a Tour Time: Click on the desired tour time and fill out the reservation form.

DIRECTIONS:

2402 Lehigh Parkway South
Allentown, PA 18103
Tel: 610-351-8999

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.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an admission fee for a Museum tour?

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 is suggested and greatly appreciated! Your contributions go directly to our efforts to preserve the history of Mack Trucks and their impact on the trucking industry. If you would like to donate to the Museum, please click on here: Donations

Is the Mack Museum on Social Media?

Yes! We have Facebook and YouTube.

Does the Mack Museum have a gift shop?

The Mack Museum does not have our own gift shop. However, Mack Trucks, Inc. owns and operates the Mack Shop that offers a “Heritage Collection” There are multiple physical stores as well as an online shop.

What is the history of the Mack Bulldog hood ornament?

The Mack Bulldog radiator cap ornament was patented and released as Part Number 4BF26 in October 1932. Please reference the Bulldog Ornament History document for additional information.

What are the Mack Bulldog ornament color designations?

Our Bulldog Ornaments are hand-dipped in Chrome, Gold, Copper and Black. As Mack is a custom truck builder, there are more than likely a few exceptions. Please reference the Bulldog Color document for additional information.

How many different logos has Mack had over the years?

Mack has had several name changes and ten logo design changes since 1911. Please reference The Mack Logo Evolution document for reference.

I have a question about the G-Model.

We receive many inquiries about the G-Series model, for quick answers, please reference the G-Model FAQ document.

Q: How many employees in total, and at each location, are covered by the Mack Master Contract?

A: More than 3,900 employees in total are covered:

  • Lehigh Valley, PA: About 2,400
  • Hagerstown, MD: About 1,300
  • Middletown, PA: About 135
  • Baltimore, MD: About 55
  • Jacksonville, FL: About 27