The National Corvette Museum to Close but R8C Deliveries Will Continue


The National Corvette Museum to Close but R8C Deliveries Will Continue

The National Corvette Museum will be closing its doors to the public at the end of business today following a directive from Kentucky Governor Beshear, but new Corvette deliveries will continue to go on according to the latest update from the NCM.

Here’s the information that posted just a few minutes ago:


Per executive order of Kentucky Governor Beshear, the National Corvette Museum is closed to the public effective at 5pm Wednesday, March 18. This closure does NOT affect the R8C Museum Delivery program for new Corvette owners picking up their cars.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, staff, their families and our community. While there have been no known cases of COVID-19 at the Museum or in our community, the decision is based on guidelines from the CDC and public health officials attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to monitor guidance from local, state and national officials and will announce a reopen date once it is known.

Museum hosted events in March, April and early May have been rescheduled or postponed.

Museum administration will continue to work behind the scenes, offering customer service and managing the many on-going programs and projects, including renovations to the Performance & Racing Gallery, Design & Engineering Gallery and new Entombed Corvette display. Additionally, the Museum will be launching a new educational series, posting live videos each weekday at 10am CT geared towards kids and families on our Facebook page and YouTube.

Please consider supporting the Museum through the purchase of tax-deductible Memberships, merchandise, Corvette raffle tickets, commemorative bricks, admission tickets for a future visit or any of the many other fundraising programs offered at

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  1. Our C8 is at 3300,” scheduled for production” with a TPW of 3/23. Hope they can keep the factory healthy and open for production. Scary times for sure!

  2. R8C was described as including factory tour, laps at the track across the highway. I know that canceling these items was not the fault of the museum, but I paid full price ( $ 995 ) in good faith and they accepted the order. I would think that at the least the museum would offer a large discount at the museum store to offset the reduced value of the R8C delivery .Personally, I would accept a car cover and be on my way as a happy customer. But with the Factory closed for at least 2 weeks right now, I starting to wish I had bought that Ferrari 2 years ago. I know there are serious problems in the world right now, but that is not a excuse to take advantage of customers, and not offer some compensation. for those of us who are hanging tough and intend to complete the purchase of our $85,315.00 C8, why not make a happy customer by making this right. I will contact the museum at a later date and see if this has changed.

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