Bill’s Old Bike Barn is one of those places that if you didn’t know it was there, you would drive right past it and never know it. Bill Morris is a collector of vintage motorcycles, odd motorcycles, Americana, and interesting stuff. He was also in the custom motorcycle business for many long years.
The museum opened in 1998, after Morris’s collection outgrew its original display in his custom motorcycle business. The museum started with his collection of vintage motorcycles and motorcycle memorabilia and has expanded to include a growing collection of eclectic vintage items. Today the museum spans over 50,000 square feet. It is housed in an early 19th-century barn that was purchased in a nearby town, dismantled, transported, and painstakingly rebuilt inside a larger metal building.
Upon entering the main room of the barn your first thought is probably something along the lines of, “Wow! This is a LOT of stuff!” Step into the gift shop to pay your $10 entree fee and you get a handheld device that will play a recording of Bill describing the things you see as you wander the museum.
One large section of the building is Billville, a walkable street facade complete with storefronts, each with its own theme and story. Another has military and odd stuff, including a Moto Guzzi dump truck.
By all means, if you can make it to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania this place is well worth several hours of your time!
Know Before You Go
The museum is located in a large green metal building up a hill behind another large metal building where Bill's Custom Bike Shop is. It is accessed by a driveway to the left of the shop building.