National Corvair Museum

Visit the National Corvair Museum!

One of the CPF’s proudest endeavors is our National Corvair Museum located along historic Route 66 just outside Springfield, IL.

The National Corvair Museum houses a surprising and impressive number of pristine Corvair cars, trucks, powertrain displays and other memorabilia. The museum was recently added to the Route 66 Historic Traveler’s Tour Guide, and is quickly becoming a popular tourist attraction along “America’s Mother Road”. The National Corvair Museum is located at 10041 Palm Road - a.k.a. Route 66 - in Glenarm, Illinois. Plan your visit today!

The museum is in close proximity to popular tourist destinations in the Springfield area. Attractions include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln's Tomb and War Memorial State Historic and more – all just minutes away.  The museum’s location also has the benefit of being easily accessible from Interstate 55 - the main corridor between Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans. For those of you traveling by air, the Springfield area is served by Allegiant, American and United Airlines with multiple daily flights connecting to Chicago, Dallas / Fort Worth, and Punta Gorda Airport.

 Current Hours of Operation:

Museum hours are by appointment right now.  To schedule please contact. Mike Hall@ 217 494 7105.  Yes, we are pet-friendly.

After the pandemic has passed, we'll revert to our normal hours of operation, which are:
10 AM to 5 PM, Tuesday through Sunday.  Other times available by appointment.

Support the National Corvair Museum: 

This website provides two ways of providing financial support for the museum.

1.  You can become a Member of the Corvair Preservation Foundation.  Click HERE to become a Member.
2.  You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the CPF Facilities Fund.  Click HERE to make a donation.

For those who have the means, there are several additional ways to provide financial support for the CPF including its National Corvair Museum and Frank Winchell Memorial Corvair Scholarship.  Examples include charitable bequests, appreciated securities, closely held stock and tangible property.  If you can help us in one of these ways, please contact our Executive Secretary, Paul Bergstrom at (630) 403-5010 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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