The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, located in Hershey, PA, displays vintage automobiles in unique scenes and settings! Visitors can stroll through eight decades in time while traveling from New York to San Francisco. It’s a trip down memory lane as you recall the cars your grandparents or parents drove as well as those from your early driving days.
A trip to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum at Hershey is a journey of discovery and enjoyment for the whole family. The Museum’s original and restored vintage vehicles are displayed in elaborate scenes that bring the history of the automobile to life. From a tiny machine shop in turn-of-the-century New York to the asphalt apron of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the Museum’s Sea to Shining Sea exhibit invites the visitor to move through time and space on a tour from the automobile’s blacksmith shop beginnings to a time and place where the car was king.
The Cammack Gallery features the World’s Largest Collection of Tucker Automobiles and related artifacts. The Cammack Tucker collection is a permanent exhibit opened in late 2014 and displays 3 Tucker ’48 automobile, the factory Tucker test chassis, hundreds of engineering drawings, original Tucker parts and several experimental engines. The Tucker ’48 vehicles include Tucker #1001 – the first “production” prototype, Tucker #1022 – Mr. Cammack’s first Tucker and Tucker #1026 – the only surviving Tucker with an automatic transmission. A total of 51 Tuckers were built by hand in Chicago, of which 47 are know to still exist.
The journey moves beyond the main exhibit — into a changing exhibit gallery designed to showcase short term displays that range from Model T’s to Muscle Cars. Moving to the Lower Level reveals a new set of spaces to be explored, including Flo’s restored 1941 Valentine Diner (relocated from Wichita, Kansas). It’s a walk-in time capsule of a period when coffee cost a dime and the waitress placed an order for ham and eggs by calling to the cook for “pigs and chickens on a raft.”
Continue your journey on the Museum’s Lower Level with a tour of the Museum of Bus Transportation—the largest collection of buses on display under one roof in the United States! A dozen buses and an illustrated timeline trace the history of bus transportation—from the days of crank starts and wicker seats to full-sized motor coaches complete with uniformed hostesses.
For children this is the place to get up close and personal with automotive stuff. In the activity room, younger visitors can do a crayon rubbing of an antique license plate and engage in a variety of hands-on projects and activities. At the Photo Stop, kids of all ages can dress up in period clothing and have their picture taken sitting a vintage vehicle. The finishing touch to any museum visit is a trip to the Retail Store. Featuring exciting and unusual items such as Garage Décor, Auto Care, Collectibles, Books, DVD’s, models, toys and much more – There’s something for everyone! Many items from the store are also available online – simply click on the store button at the top of the page. Come to Hershey, Pennsylvania and Cruise through time with us at the Automobile Club of America Museum.
There’s always something new to see and do at the AACA Museum. It’s a year-round destination for visitors of all ages!
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.