Yesterday, we told you about Milwaukee Art Museum’s decision to close until early next year as a response to the ever-worsening COVID-19 crisis. Today, another beloved Milwaukee museum and tourist attraction has announced similar plans.

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, Harley-Davidson Museum will close its doors effective immediately and will remain closed to the public until “at least January 3, 2021.” Here’s the press release.

Harley-Davidson Museum to Temporarily Close Starting Friday, November 20
The H-D Museum will remain closed to the public until at least January 3, 2021

MILWAUKEE, USA (Nov. 20, 2020) – The Harley-Davidson Museum is announcing that beginning Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, the campus will be closed to the public until at least January 3, 2021. Additionally, the H-D Museum’s Holiday Weekend Sale originally scheduled for Nov. 27-29, will be postponed to a later date to be determined.

After assessing the City of Milwaukee Order 4.2 and the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the H-D Museum has made this decision in an effort to help keep guests and staff safe. The H-D Museum team will closely monitor the situation to determine a reopening date in 2021.

The H-D Museum website ( and social channels will continue to connect with the community through virtual gallery talks, behind-the-scenes video vignettes and more engaging stories of innovation, perseverance and adventure. Additionally, enthusiasts are invited to visit The Shop online to purchase gifts.

MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant will also close beginning Friday, November 20, including carry-out and delivery operations, and will reopen when it’s deemed safe to do so.

Guests who have already purchased H-D Museum tickets may contact our staff at
[email protected] for information about rescheduling and refund availability.
Since the H-D Museum reopened in June, safeguards and protocols – including enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures, installing signage to encourage social distancing, requiring face coverings for all visitors and more – have been successfully practiced for the health and well-being of our guests and staff.

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