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“For car enthusiasts”

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
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$329.00*
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Day Trip from New Haven CT to Philadelphia by Rail
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$335.00*
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New York to Philadelphia Day Trip by Rail
Ranked #44 of 458 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world's greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, "The Spirit of Competition", we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines. Assembled over 50 years by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. We are open Tuesday through Sunday for General Admission and there is always something new and exciting happening here. We offer many different types of events including our world famous Demo Days, Special Events, Special Exhibits and more. The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Loved this collection of race cars. An amazing display from a private collector. Cars are kept in working condition and several are taken out monthly for a race. We plan to go back on a race day. Fun.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is our third trip to this car museum just south of Philadelphia. While I am not a car buff, I am always excited to see my "boys" excited. We attended the Best of Britain Car Show - 100th Anniversary of Aston Martin - which also coincided with a demonstration day. Demonstration days only happen once a month and you will need to check the website to see what theme they will display on a certain day. On a demo day, various cars from Dr. Simeone's personal collection are run in the back lot of the museum. It's really cool to see cars 50-75, sometimes more, years old race around. It's hard not to get caught up in the excitement. While visiting on a demo day, there are refreshments and souvenirs over and above what is normally available. Free parking. Reasonable admission fee. Very clean restrooms, ladies! We always meet such nice people from all over the East Coast. It's fun to "tour" the parking lot as well - you never know what you might see. Very knowledgeable docents too. Great job!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

My fiance loves classic cars and i got him a groupon offer. We both went and it's a great trip down memory lane with plenty of autos to view and also each car has info of either its history or who owned it or what race it ran, some international cars as well..racing cars. To say the least my b/f could had spend the whole day there.. it would be nice to have a even bigger area for more cars..but still its a great day out.. I so loved watch quite a few dads..bringing their son's with them and to hear and see it..was so sweet..asking questions and getting excited. I even saw a daughter with their daddy.. maybe a young Dana Patrick in the making!! Good for day off ..day out

Thank DeeMD215
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Tucked away in an industrial park, this museum offers a collection of rare race cars that is a must see for any serious motorsports fan. Try to attend one of the many special events where they take one or more of the cars out and give a 'moving display' in the lot behind the museum.

Thank Nick C
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

A museum dedicated to sports & race cars. Classic Ferraris alone are wrth the trip. ! Must come back for special event or demonstration day.

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