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Address: 1405 E Kleindale Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1915
Phone Number: 520 326 8038
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For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has been...

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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Well worth the trip. Great find.

This is a one of a kind. A little hard to find but worth the trouble. Cars are beautifully refurbished. Knowledgeable caretakers to answer all your questions. If you love cars... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tucson
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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a one of a kind. A little hard to find but worth the trouble. Cars are beautifully refurbished. Knowledgeable caretakers to answer all your questions. If you love cars this stop is a must.

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little find, set off in the back streets of Tucson. Whether you're a collector or not, one can't help but be impressed by this private collection. The cars are beautiful and represent over 30 years of important automotive history and innovation. They have several dozen cars, most in perfectly restored condition, but also some presented in an interesting variety... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great for car buffs that like old cars. It is a private collection that is open to the public. The cars are all Franklins, they sell hats and other items.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This hidden gem is worth your time while in Tucson. If you like autom0ibiles you will find an nice and interesting collection of Franklins. Good history information and the cars are in very nice condition. Find your way there and you will not regret it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My dad absolutely loved this visit. He made me take several pictures to share with his friends back in Pennsylvania. Our guide was informative and personal. I wouldn't recommend this place for young children, but it is a treasure for anyone interested in cars, history, mechanics, etc.

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Helena, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Automobile history and aluminum air-cooled engines presented in a home setting. You will appreciate your visit more, if you will do some research on Franklin automobiles before you go. Our host Sparky, was able to answer all our questions and added much to the experience. Not open all year, so check the website for closings.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Franklin Auto Museum is the home of vintage Franklin automobiles....when each automobile was a work of art. Off Fort Lowell and Mountain on a sandy road ...use your GPS to find it. Our Guide nic named Sparky, was knowledgeable and friendly and clearly a big fan of these masterpieces. Absolutely beautiful cars...and I hesitate to use the word "cars"... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

If you enjoy old cars, this is a must see. The Franklin was built from 1904-1934, and they are really something to see. The manufacture of these cars is a total work of art. They were expensive in the day, but were beautiful cars.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

If your a car nut make time to go here. The staff are very informative you would not believe how innovative the Frankilin company was. the displays are terrific

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We couldn't believe where it was, looks like an old Tucson home, then the guy opened the garage and the cars shined out. Absolutely recommended, it is on a dirt road called Vine, get there from the north since its a 1 way street. Look for a lot of cactus and the black mailbox with "Franklin" on it. For $10... More 

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