Miles Through Time Automotive Museum

Miles Through Time Automotive Museum

Miles Through Time Automotive Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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OVER 100 YEARS OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY Our ever-changing, co-op museum features over 100 years of automotive history. Exhibits change often so there is always something new to see. The museum is located inside of Vintage Garage Antiques on the back side of an old textile Mill. The museum has automotive history, memorabilia, art, and unique historical exhibits you won’t find anywhere else. Unlike other museums where the same displays sit there year after year, Miles Through Time’s change often…which means more opportunities for you to see more cars and more history. Memberships are available so you can come back again and again. Miles Through Time is a nonprofit, “living” co-op-style automotive and history museum in Clarkesville, GA. Automobiles, memorabilia and historical exhibits have all been donated or belong to those who support the museum and the historical preservation mission of Miles Through Time.
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NEELE a
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There is so many favorites in the museum from the displays to take you back in time, to the cars, planes and the die cast cars in the display cases. The display is amazing. Sean and Truitt are so welcoming and knowledgeable. They both deserves accolades how the museum is able to achieve what they do with a modest entrance fee and any donations that come their way.
Written February 11, 2021
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Thank you so much!
Written February 12, 2021
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GeorgiaGal09
Georgia239 contributions
Hubby and I like transportation, especially motorcycles and cars, so when we learned that this collection had opened in Clarkesville, we put it on our list. BTW, it is located in an old mill that has been used as an antique store, and the entrance to the museum is through the antique store. We bought tickets from a nice young lady and were instructed how to find the museum. There are basically three rooms. The first one has some old bikes (think bicycle when the wheels were gigantic) then there was a room that began with the Model T. There's more than just cars here, including a chassis and motor with no body. We found that to be interesting, as you see just how much wood is under the body. There are some neat items on the wall, such as Ford's trouble shooting guide for the Model T. As we moved on, there were a couple of other antique autos, including one that appeared to be made entirely of wood. (I saw no description of that, so there is still some work to be done.) The largest room houses a varied collection, with more really old cars, along with some newer rare items, such as a limousine from the President Carter era, some cars with racing credentials, some motorcycles, and the featured auto of the collection, a pick Cadillac. For those who like models and pedal cars, there are some of those also.

While this isn't one of the best car museums we've seen, it is a nifty collection which won't take hours and hours of your day. For the price we paid, we thought it was just fine, and for those who like neat stories behind the cars owned by individual collectors rather than a corporate museum, this is a good way to spend an hour or so of your day.
Written September 22, 2020
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Thank you for the review. We are constantly adding to the museum. Since you visited we've added more signage, changed cars, and added a jukebox. We do have plans to increase the museum's size which will triple the size of the museum and enable us to add a few more key features. I hope you'll visit again and see what changes.
Written October 25, 2020
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Teakwo23
Dunedin, FL4,372 contributions
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It is a great automotive museum with a flea market area inside. Unfortunately, the people who work there or run it, run a Uhaul business there also. We waited 20 minutes just to buy a ticket to the museum because they were dealing with uhaul customers.
Written October 4, 2021
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Thank you for the review. As of 11/1/21 the "flea market" will have new ownership and will be more antiques and automotive related antiques. The UHauls will be GONE! We've been thankful that the flea market staff handled our admission but this has always been an issue but will be fixed as on November. We're also doubling the size of the museum so make sure you come back and see what changes.
Written October 28, 2021
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Jane P
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My husband and I visited this museum while in the area. It was really well done and very interesting. There were many cars on display along with historical information on the walls that you could read as you walk through the display. There was a fee of $7, but was well worth it if you enjoy this type of museum. We were fortunate to talk to the person who created this museum He told us that displays would change every so often. He also explained how he organized and received the historical cars for display. This is worth a visit!
Written May 31, 2021
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Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. I hope you'll visit again, we have two more special vehicles coming in next week, so it will already be different for you. ;)
Written June 7, 2021
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journalmytrips
Georgia627 contributions
We have visited quite a few car museums and thought while we were in this area we would add this one to our list. Before you enter the building do look at the unique water fountain coming out of an old pickup truck. The front inside features an antique shop where you could spend some time browsing before or after visiting the museum.
For me the most interesting features were the restored model T and model A cars. Be sure to look at the all wood carved cars and the 3/4 size wood model of The General from the Civil War.
Written August 26, 2022
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Tim L
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Couples
Miles Through Time is more than an automobile museum. The old time displays are interesting as are the toys. The quality of the cars from all years is exceptional for a small museum and is constantly changing. You will see something that you missed the first time every time you visit.
Written September 8, 2022
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Rob
Huntsville, AL4 contributions
In early March 2021, I was in Atlanta for a business trade show. I was able to finish everything I needed to accomplish on Saturday which provided me with time on Sunday morning to visit this museum before I drove home.

This is NOT the Peterson Auto Museum or the Henry Ford Museum. However, this museum is EVERY car (or girl) guy's dream. A large space to display their automobiles and memorabilia. The items in the museum are not multi-million dollar concours pieces that only travel in covered trailers and never see the road. Instead, these are personally owned automobiles that have a great personal connection to their owners and usually are very important to their owner's families. Most of the items displayed in the museum are the life's work of collecting, restoring, and a source of family enjoyment of their respective owners. Where else does one have the opportunity to publicly indoor display the family car they rode in as a child and is now a collectible automobile that many others would enjoy seeing and reminiscing of their personal experience of a similar automobile?

I find it important to note that the items on display are regularly changing, so a return trip is likely to have very different items on display than you viewed on your last visit.

The drive to and from the museum is tranquil and scenic. The admission price is very fair and I found it to be an excellent value.

As an added bonus, the indoor flea market that houses the museum is amusing to walk through on your way in and out of the museum.

I greatly applaud Sean and everyone who keeps the museum and displays clean and regularly changing.
Written April 2, 2021
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Thank you so much!
Written April 20, 2021
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Ned K
Franklin, NC713 contributions
This antique car museum is different than most of them. The majority of the cars belong ordinary people who have a chance to to publicly display them in the museum. They are displayed for a certain amount of time, then are removed and other antique car owners can put their cars in the museum. It was nice to see some unrestored cars and a Model T undergoing restoration. There are model car displays also. The admission fee is quite fair.
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you so much for your review, you are quite right. The Model T you describe is actually the executive directors grandfathers original car. He does plan on restoring it completely and was in the process of restoration when he opted to bring the car into the museum so visitors could see just how much wood is actually used in those cars. Eventually, it will be pulled out and completed, but for now people can see all the wood. ;). Thanks for visiting!
Written July 2, 2021
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TLinATL
Atlanta, GA256 contributions
Visited in December 2021 without any expectations for this relatively new car museum and was thrilled with the experience. Very friendly staff! They host a big variety of Autos including examples of two of my first cars! Now I feel really old, LOL. The building itself was interesting and it also houses a very nice antiques mall so if you get tired of exploring the museum you can shop!
Written December 28, 2021
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Thank you so much for the review and for visiting!
Written January 1, 2022
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Ron M
Royston, GA3 contributions
Couples
I learned about MTT by accident. My wife and I only live an hour away so we went on January 30th, not knowing just what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. Although the museum is in its early stages, I really like the concept. We had the opportunity to talk with Sean Mathis, the founder and he is definitely committed and passionate about growing the museum. I was impressed with the overall setting of the museum and the variety of cars that were on display was impressive for its early stage of development. The unique concept Sean has will bring something to the museum that no other one I’ve visited has...the opportunity for the museum to be in a constant transition of different vehicles on display. I also like that Sean isn’t looking for full restorations, but is encouraging anyone interested to share their vehicle, regardless whether it’s stock vehicle, an ongoing of restoration that is on pause or a full restoration of any make, model and year. And the $7 per person is definitely reasonable. As a car enthusiast, We will visit often.
Written February 8, 2021
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Awesome! Thank you!
Written February 9, 2021
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