Elwood Haynes was truly an extraordinary person. His former Kokomo residence is now the Elwood Haynes Museum with knowledgeable staff dedicated to telling the story of this great American inventor.
Best known for inventing America’s first successful, commercially built automobile in 1894, Mr. Haynes also invented other well-known items that we use everyday, such as stainless steel which he invented in 1912. He invented a super alloy called Stellite in 1906, and is used today in nuclear power plants, space launches, jet plane engines, dental and surgical tools, and more.
Visitors to the Elwood Haynes Museum will be given a tour of his former home and learn about his life while viewing a collection of his possessions and inventions. A 1905 Haynes Model “L” is on display on the first floor of the home, with three other Haynes automobiles displayed in the garage. Rooms on the second floor feature items that chronicle the industrial history of Central Indiana.
The Elwood Haynes Museum is located at 1915 S. Webster Street in Kokomo and is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00 pm. Admission is free, and group tours are given by appointment. For more information, call 765-456-7500. We invite you to visit Kokomo, Home of America’s First Car! Visit our website for information on other attractions in the Kokomo area.