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Blackhawk Museum

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Address: 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
Phone Number: 19257362280
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Since opening in August 1988, Blackhawk Museums has displayed classic...

Since opening in August 1988, Blackhawk Museums has displayed classic automobiles and myriad exhibitions exemplifying art, technology and history. Local students, residents and international visitors enjoy educational presentations, cultural programs and volunteer opportunities. Since the beginning it has been home to the Blackhawk Automotive Museum with over 55 vintage, classic, rare and sports automobiles on display. These automobiles are regarded as works of art and range from the dawn of the motoring age through the 1960's. In 2015, a new exhibition, The Spirit of the Old West opened, telling the story of the western frontier from the perspective of both the Native Americans and the settlers before, during and after the expansion west. The exhibition features authentic artifacts from the period, a large diorama depicting key historic moments, scenes of wildlife from the frontier and other elements that bring the past to life. Other exhibitions on display include the Wheelchair Foundation Gallery and an exhibition of Juke Boxes from the Golden Age and vintage oil pumps.

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Cheap and informative

They have some amazing cars there to look at, which is super interesting. There is also a museum about the local natives from the area. You can learn a lot about the area you live... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have some amazing cars there to look at, which is super interesting. There is also a museum about the local natives from the area. You can learn a lot about the area you live in.

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk Museums More 

Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This wonderful museum was recommended to us, and we could not be more satisfied with the experience. We were drawn by the classic car collection, which is really amazing. Yet, what captivated us the most was the western experience museum that is upstairs from the auto museum. This was one of the most interesting and educational displays we have ever... More 

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind comments. It is a pleasure to learn that you liked your visit to the Blackhawk Museums. The focus of our Automotive Museum is to showcase the automobile as an art form. We do this through cars from different eras and as we adjust the selection of cars this can affect... More 

Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Blackhawk Museum shows a great collection of classic cars and is a fun place to visit for people of all ages. Also a great venue for special events (weddings, corporate, etc.). The cars are kept in immaculate condition and some are very rare. With good shopping and a few good restaurants in the same plaza one can make it... More 

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk Museums More 

Danville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has the best collection of classic super-cars I have ever seen. It is like heaven for classic car enthusiasts.

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind comments. It is a pleasure to learn that you liked your visit to the Blackhawk Museums. The focus of our Automotive Museum is to showcase the automobile as an art form. We do this through cars from different eras and as we adjust the selection of cars this can affect... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place for a vintage car enthusiast. The cars are in such great condition. So many Ferrari's in the one place. Only three German cars or so, and much more British ones. Well worth the $15.

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind comments. It is a pleasure to learn that you liked your visit to the Blackhawk Museums. The focus of our Automotive Museum is to showcase the automobile as an art form. We do this through cars from different eras and as we adjust the selection of cars this can affect... More 

Danville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blackhawk Museum houses one of the most impressive car collections in the US. The museum is mecca for car enthusiasts of every generation. This eclectic collection includes cars from every era and country. Be sure to see the Alfa Romeo concept car collection. The museum is located in Blackhawk Plaza which also boasts several great restaurants and retail stores.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your kids have any interest in cars, the Blackhawk Museum is a fantastic place to go if you're in the Tri-Valley area. The collection of exotic, rare and historic motor vehicles is nothing short of amazing. I am fortunate to live in Danville and I take my 2 boys every chance I have and they never get tired of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing car museum. Fantastic history museum. This car museum is top notch. Presentation is amazing. Cars are the best of the best. The room is lighted to perfection accentuating every detail on every car. I'm not a car enthusiast, but I was thoroughly entertained. Upstairs you'll find "The Spirit of the Old West." This museum has artifacts and enormous scenes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Honestly I have very little interest in cars but this place offers a good collection of some luxurious (vintage maybe?) cars. If someone is a big fan of those cars, I image it would be an exciting place for him/her. What interests me more actually is the exhibition of American continent on the second floor. It maps out a good... More 

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Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind comments. It is a pleasure to learn that you liked your visit to the Blackhawk Museums. The addition of the Spirit of the Old West gallery in February 2015 has been a wonderful addition to our educational mission and we’re very pleased that you enjoyed the gallery exhibition so much.... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

If you are a car guy or gal this is a must see. We had a great time checking out the cars, some we have seen before and some we have not. When done viewing the cars don't forget to check out the other museum (two exhibits one price). When done checking out Blackhawk auto museum. Lots of restaurants in... More 

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Timothy M, Exceutive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the western history gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and the Blackhawk Plaza we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk Museums More 

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