Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum

Northeast Classic Car Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Over 200 vehicles on display in 89,000 sq ft. Historic Pre-war exhibit, Nostalgic Post-war 50's, 60's & 70's cars, Cars Made in NY State exhibt, Largest Franklin exhibit in the world, Period fashions, WWI & WWII airplane engines, videos, & more. . Open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm; closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & Easter Sunday. Wheelchair accessible, electric scooters available at no charge. Group rates available; ample parking for buses & RV’s. Easy to find in a beautiful Central New York rural setting. Event Room for rent for your family reunions, Bachelor parties, corporate events, Car Club dinners & meetings. Buses welcome, make us your lunch stop, catering from local restaurants available at booking.
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2-3 hours
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Kimberly G
New York City, NY6 contributions
May 2022
My boyfriend and I drove from Manhattan to Norwich (3.5 hours) and we would do it again. The collection is the nicest one I've seen to date, everything is restored beautifully, and the museum itself is immaculate. The layout of the vehicles, the informational plaques, and the mannequins with the corresponding fashion for the decade are a nice touch. They have a small section of motorcycles amongst the cars. Those were also cool to see.

Entry to the museum is $12 for adults, and it is quite large. The displays all flow into one another nicely. We walked through the museum in about 2-2.5 hours. The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. The day I visited, Sunday 5/15/2022, Stu Spencer was there and he is the nicest. They recently had some renovations done. They have a small gift shop with some interesting books, model cars, and sweet trinkets.

We've been to a few car museums/exhibits and without a doubt, this one is the best we've seen hands down. Highly recommend!
Written May 16, 2022
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Cheri D
Yardville, NJ384 contributions
Sep 2022
The only reason we had visited this museum was passing through on our way to Cooperstown. It was not on our itinerary at all, but Wow!, what an incredible classic car museum. It looks deceiving from the outside as a small building, but it was anything but that. There 5 attached building with lots and lots of classic cars, over 150 to be exact. There are also about 35 motorcycles as well. The staff were very nice and very helpful and the admission price was only $12 for adults. You can literally spend a few hours here if you wanted to scrutinize each and every car. So much to see for the admission price. Well, worth an "accidental' find!
Written October 13, 2022
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scouternurse
Rochester, NY39 contributions
Sep 2021
Loved this facility! So clean; nicely exhibited...nice narratives about each vehicle; not crowded at all.. a nice docent gave us like 10-15" orientation; and part way thru our 3+ hour visit, we ran in to another gentleman who works/volunteers there; and he too made us so welcomed to be there; answering many of our questions and just making us feel so valued as patrons.. There is a funky gift shop in the front of the building where one also pays a reasonable admission..Totally worth our three hour each way drive to get here today!
Written September 9, 2021
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Melissa B
Oxford, NY115 contributions
May 2022
Almost all our friends had visited this cool Classic Car Museum and we finally got there over Memorial Day Weekend. What a treat to visit this car museum. Every possible vehicle you can think of from the early 1900's right up to the "Muscle Cars" of the late 20th Century. And a huge collection of Franklin automobiles, all of which were made in Syracuse, NY. Great place to take visitors. Can go back again and again there is so much to see! Highly recommend.
Written June 27, 2022
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chasinUpstateNewYork
Romulus, NY615 contributions
Jul 2022
I like old cars. I found the museum fascinating. Note that there are readily available $1 off coupons, but we did not know that going in. Price was $12 per person without a coupon.

The collection was sometimes well organized, as in the FRANKLIN exhibition, or the Hot Rods, but at other times there were mixed years and makes all jumbled together. I found that jarring.
Written July 22, 2022
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susanwinetasting
Putnam, CT697 contributions
Jul 2020
If you enjoy auto museums and car shows you simply must visit this museum. My husband and I spent five hours as this is the largest auto museum in the northeast. This is not a place to breeze through in an hour. There are approximately 175 autos to view; the special exhibits included tractors, motorcycles and airplane engines. They have many autos made in New York, including the largest Franklin collection. The history of the models and manufacturers were well explained on signs. I learned about the relationships between various organizations, how and why certain autos got their names, etc. Some of the displays included mannequins wearing appropriate vintage clothing. The staff was friendly and offered me a scooter when they saw me enter with a cane. What a difference that made. There are volunteers walking around to answer your questions. The gift shop has reasonable prices. It’s worth a trip.
Written September 4, 2020
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Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed the museum. The cars sure do take your breath away. I Hope you come back again and be sure to tell your friends about us.
Written September 5, 2020
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Maltipoo16
New York972 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Such a beautiful museum. The collection of cars here is absolutely amazing. It’s just room upon room of cars. Loved the history behind the pre-war cars and the beauty of the post-war cars. The 70’s cars exhibit was beautiful as well and had a lot of history behind it. I’d have to say my favorite exhibits were the 70’s cars and the post-war cars. Spent almost 4 hours here, looking at all the different cars. They had some awesome finds in the gift store as well. Definitely will visit again!
Written January 9, 2020
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We are so happy you came to visit our museum and thank you for the great review. Please come back again as we change out our exhibit room once a year.
Written January 11, 2020
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joannm1026
Corning, NY27 contributions
Aug 2021
If you are anywhere close to this museum it will be worth the drive! Don't be deceived by the front it goes on forever once you are inside. A showroom type front is currently being built. If you are not "really into cars" that much signage and volunteers give you interesting features of the cars. Cars are mostly arranged by year. You will find "your years" and for the ladies models are by a lot of the cars to show styles of that period. Good music plays too. Covid signs on the floor show you the flow in and out of spaces. No stairs. Cross the street for a house filled with model cars, think Matchbox. There is no fee to enter that facility.
Written August 13, 2021
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Thank you for the great review. Be sure to come back again and tell your friends
Written August 24, 2021
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Buford & Company
Ridgway, PA7 contributions
Mar 2022
We loved it! Best collection of late 60's, early 70's cars we've seen. All the cars were great and easily visible. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, too. Well worth the drive!
Written April 8, 2022
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mike s
endicott39 contributions
Apr 2021
We last visited this place in 2017. They are following CDC guidelines and felt very safe. This a must see if you love classic cars! Run by volunteers, they do an amazing job running the place. Plan on spending at least 2 hrs, maybe more, the place is huge. My wife and I are 58 and 60, but I am sure children would love this. Volunteers are there to answer questions throughout the self-guided tour, but allow you to roam, like that. GPS friendly, plenty of parking. City of Norwich has plenty of places to eat, so make a day of it!
Written April 19, 2021
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Thank you for the awesome review!! We hope you will come back again.
Written August 24, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM