Mother Road Museum, Barstow

The Mother Road Museum is located in Barstow’s historic Harvey House, a short distance north of Route 66.  There are two other museums located at the Harvey House that are well worth a visit.  Before you visit, make sure you will be visiting on a day and time when the museums are open.

Mother Road Museum, Barstow

Scenes from the museum:

  • Mother Road Museum, Barstow
    The entrance to the museum faces the road
  • Mother Road Museum, Barstow
    Items for sale at the museum
  • Mother Road Museum, Barstow
    The museum’s aisles are painted like the Mother Road
  • Mother Road Museum, Barstow
    Historic Automobile Club signs on display at the museum

The Route 66 “Mother Road” Museum was dedicated on July 4, 2000.  The Museum displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to Route 66 and the Mojave Desert Communities.  Displays include development of the United States Route 66 from early pioneer trails, railroads, automotive history, businesses and sites. 


Admission to the museum is free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.  Purchases in their gift store is also appreciated.

Telephone 760-255-1890

See their website for hours of operation and additional information.

Directions From Route 66

From Main Street (Route 66), turn north on First Street, which is historic Route 91.

Continue north over the old steel bridge that crosses many railroad tracks.  You’ll see the Harvey House building on the right.

Turn right into the parking lot and make an immediate right to reach the museum.  Look for the Roadhouse Attraction sign. 

Their address is 681 N. First Avenue, Barstow.

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