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Franklin Museum

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Address: 1405 East Kleindale Road, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone Number: 520 326 8038
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Description: For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has...
For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has been the center of Franklin Automobile history. Featuring more than 20 antique and classic Franklin automobiles, as well as a collection of prehistoric artifacts collected by archaeologist Alice Carpenter, the museum is located in a quiet subdivision in the center of Tucson. Open publicly – Mid-October through Memorial Day weekend – Wednesday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm. Private tours available year-round; phone or e-mail for arrangements. Large groups are requested to call ahead.
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Beautiful cars

Out of the way in Tucson but worth the trip. You get your very own guide to explain the history of each car. If you have any intrest in cars go see this mueseum, well worth your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Out of the way in Tucson but worth the trip. You get your very own guide to explain the history of each car. If you have any intrest in cars go see this mueseum, well worth your time!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Franklins were produced from 1902 to 1934. Mr. Hubbard's collection is the largest in the world! The photo gallery shows just some of these beautiful machines. They are just magnificent. You do not need to be a car buff or a gear head to enjoy this museum. These cars are works of art! Our guide, 'Sparky' Johnsen, who is also... More 

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ken wanted to visit this museum - loving old cars - and I tagged along. I was not disappointed. The Franklin Car is an amazing part of American history and the museum is a testament to the ability to create something amazing. Unfortunately it did not last very long and after the depression, people chose to drive cheaper vehicles. Thomas... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a gem. Not only will you see the largest collection of Franklin cars in America, but you will be treated to the back story and history of many of these one of a kind cars. The staff (in my case Bill) was knowledgeable, friendly and shared personal and interesting stories of the cars.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was a fairly small museum, but very nice. The cars were beautiful. We took some friends who are big car buffs and they were quite taken with the visit. Our guide was interesting and knew quite a bit about the history.

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Kanab, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great place for the old Franklin car lover. Personal guide who knew what he was talking about, a wealth of information actually. Thanks

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

a place to discover the staff is just nice and we did appreciate our visit. Our guide was mister Bourque and we really liked him. a dedicated man and a tresury of vehicules

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Having come to Tucson regularly since 2006 I was surprised to just have discovered the Franklin Museum. My wife and guests and I were very impressed with both the Franklin Autos on display and the gentleman who gave us the guided tour. Don't let the rustic setting influence your decision to visit the museum. Once inside the first building you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I'd never heard of Franklin cars, but went here with a tour arranged by the Arizona Historical Society off-shoot "Pathways." We came by bus, so didn't have to worry about finding this tucked-away spot. I'm not an old car buff, but enjoyed the visit anyway. My husband was enthralled. Be sure to begin the visit by viewing the video.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I don't get excited about restored cars, but this was well worth the visit! Definitely take the guided tour. The information shared is great history. A little off the main drag, a few blocks in, on a dirt road. There is a small sign near the ground that says 'Welcome' that we initially missed. GPS definitely helped. Not sure if... More 

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Address: 1405 East Kleindale Road, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone Number: 520 326 8038
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson

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