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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

Address: 1100 North Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone Number: 270-765-2181
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: "... a wonderful collection, and it's FREE! Thank you" a recent visitor. The Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900's to the 1960's in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. After years of planning and nine months of construction, Swope`s Cars of Yesteryear opened in May 1999. The collection consists of sixty magnificent machines of the past, all museum quality. These are exciting automobiles that stir memories of long ago days when motoring was a fun-filled adventure. Our museum allows car fans and collectors to admire the progression of automobiles over time. Our collection includes antique cars like the 1914 Model T and the 1925 Pierce Arrow to classics like the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and the 1956 Thunderbird.

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Theodore, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum is an amazing exhibit! The personnel are extremely knowledgeable and so very nice. The showroom is exquisitely clean and organized and believe it or not, IT IS TOTALLY FREE !! The old cars are in pristine condition and there were several that I had never seen or even heard of. What an interesting and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Small museum owned by local car dealer and philanthropist. Staff very knowledgeable. Free!! Worth stopping if you are close by and live classic cars.

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De Funiak Spg. Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This collection of cars is great,not the biggest car museum I have been to,but some of the best looking and well taken care of.They ranged from Antique cars from the early 1900's to muscle cars of the 60's and 70's.The price was right, all they asked was for you to sign there book and where you where from Had a... More

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Elizabethtown,Kentucky has an exhibit that is truly "world class" -the Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and it doesn't cost anything to see and enjoy it.The main building on Hwy.31 houses about 25 of the most beautifully restored cars anyone would hope to see under the same roof. One car especially stands out-a 1928 Packard seven-passenger sedan that had once belonged... More

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

This was way more than I expected in both the amount and types of antique cars! Some are extremely rare, including one of only two 1937Y Cadillac Fleetwood 12 cylinder in existence. The guide Judith Asbury was very informative and knowledgable. This is a must see for car buffs and there is no cost to take a leisurely tour through... More

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Stanford, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you like classic, antique, or muscle cars you will enjoy this collection. The autos are just like they rolled out of the factory. There is no cost of admission to the museum. Mr. Swope and his family have done very well over the years in auto sales and service and the museum is one of the many ways they... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our local Model A Club, Fall City Region Model A Club, serving the areas around Louisville, Kentucky planned a tour for National Drive your Model A Day that included the Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The cars were exceptional and the hospitality was gracious. We enjoyed a very informative talk from Mr. Swope and want to thank... More

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Didn't intend to go but couldn't pass it up. Worth the effort to see. Great for history and car buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were traveling through the area and stopped at this museum. We were extremely impressed with the museum. The cars were amazing. The woman there was extremely knowledgeable and had so much interesting information on the cars. All of the cars were in mint condition and they allow you to take all the pictures you want. You can tell that... More

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took a vacation and visited this museum and he had a very nice collection. It is free to get in! My son took pictures of all of them as he is hugh into classic cars!! very nice and clean.

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