National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
1st Floor, Center Floor Plan
A silver-blue 1965 Ford Mustang made in October 1964 and donated to the museum in 2004 by Eleanor McMillan, a former Smithsonian employee, is on display. The first Mustang was revealed to the public by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in New York April 17, 1964, and the museum’s display incorporates a diorama featuring an aerial view of that fair. The Mustang was a success after its debut and was marketed to young drivers, sports car enthusiasts, and multicar families.