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The best little museum you never knew existed!

If you like old cars, this is a must see. It's down a residential street and you'd never know it... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
A great tour of beautiful automobiles. Take your camera!

Phil gave us a tour through four buildings packed with some beautifully restored Franklin... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Bill G
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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...more
1405 E Kleindale Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1915
+1 520-326-8038
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like old cars, this is a must see. It's down a residential street and you'd never know it was there, unless you knew it was there. Don't let the unexpected location keep you away. The care-taker is fantastic and knows everything you ever...More

1  Thank ravenranger-az
Reviewed July 23, 2018

knot that manys cars hard to find, my wife were only ones seeing the museum that day might go agian i say try it

Thank Kennith A
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Although a bit hard to find, this indoor collection of Franklin Automobiles was worth the effort. Twenty-five, plus or minus, vintage cars housed in three or four garages on the property. All beautiful to see. A guide will great you, show you a familiarization video...More

1  Thank l1106410
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Phil gave us a tour through four buildings packed with some beautifully restored Franklin automobiles, and even a Packard, along with a few Franklins that had not been restored. His knowledge of each car and what made it unique, and the history of how the...More

1  Thank Bill G
Reviewed May 2, 2018

So glad we stopped in as we both enjoyed our tour with docent, Phil! The story of Franklin Auto's is fascinating and the engineering was ahead of its time. Some beautiful old cars going all the way back to the turn of the 20th century....More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed April 8, 2018

What a wonderful find that is somewhat obscure on the Tucson area for things to do. The Franklin cars are certainly the attraction. Many one of a kind and restored to immaculate condition. Many garnering awards from the Monterey Concours. The museum is certainly a...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Franklin cars were made in Syracuse NY until 1934. This museum contains a wide range of Franklins from the earliest horseless carriages to glorious air-cooled Phaetons with aircraft aluminum bodies. If you like American history or interesting innovative technology these cars are well worth a...More

Thank jimculp
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Great little vehicle museum with a large number of Franklins and a few other vehicles. I found the tour fascinating. Anyone interested in engineering should make this a point.

Thank gjndrsn
Reviewed March 5, 2018

If you love old cars, quirky collections and/or Franklins you'll love this place. One man's private collection, in what was his private home, in a tucked away neighborhood, these cars are knock dead gorgeous. I only did 3 stars as not all people are into...More

Thank Katburd
Reviewed February 21, 2018

all about the people and the cars, laid back, on a dirt road, got to view house and listen to Bill share stories, maybe the best docent ever, great history, good stories, not an overdone museum, you were in someone's home and garage, your garage...More

1  Thank mike m
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Janice S
August 31, 2018|
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Response from l1106410 | Reviewed this property |
No Problem. Plenty of free, off street space.
October 25, 2015|
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Response from Anna G | Reviewed this property |
Open Mid Oct. to Memorial Day. Wed-Sat 10AM to 4PM.