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California Automobile Museum

2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
+1 916-442-6802
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Off the beaten path

The museum formally known as Towe Ford Museum is a wonderful way to spend the day. There is a nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim K
via mobile
Amazing collection!

What a great museum! Mostly American cars with a great guide that took us through the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guy A
Vancouver, Canada
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The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is open daily from 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm) and every 3rd Thursday until 9pm.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818-1107
+1 916-442-6802
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum formally known as Towe Ford Museum is a wonderful way to spend the day. There is a nice variety of vintage cars. There is no air conditioning or heating in this warehouse style structure, so dress accordingly. This offers great photo opportunities and...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great museum! Mostly American cars with a great guide that took us through the history of auto manufacturing in America. Rare samples and displays of technical demo pieces. If you go make sure to give it good two hours and stay with your...More

Thank Guy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Under the freeway, in old Quonset huts, this museum is a surprise for its extensive and interesting collection of classic cars. It's wasn't busy when I visited and docents were available to explain the cars in the collection. I loved the fitted-out VW camper van...More

Thank Grapelady25
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I was amazed at how much there was to see and experience at the Automobile Museum! This is worth coming to whether you have an hour or five to spend! There are wonderful photo ops and experienced guides to answer questions or give tours.

Thank lisasD6140NB
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This museum has cars from the beginning of automobile travel. My brother recalled his ride as a child in a 1933 Plymouth with my father. The museum has a 1936 plymouth resembling what my brother recalls from his post-WWII ride. The docents are willing to...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

They were putting on a new roof,but still an excellent experience. I can't wait to go and see it again when the museum is all put back together.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Even with the remodeling it was a great way to spend an afternoon. The docents were more than happy to explain the exhibits.

Thank Y6503CDpaulb
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Not really hidden but often overlooked is this auto museum with 150 cars dating back before 1900. When I was there the roof was being repaired so they had to move the normal display by chronological order, but this did not detract from the exhibit...More

Thank Allan D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Visited on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The building is very spacious and there is plenty of room to roam. The cars are arranged in chronological order with plaque details telling you what you are looking at. We were lucky to have docent Burl Skaggs trailing...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The museum costs 10 dollars per person. It has a good collection of old vehicles. My favorites are the very early ones, as the Ford T model, they even have one in which you can climb and get your picture, this was my favorite part...More

Thank Traveler377
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6 April 2016|
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Response from Georgene C | Reviewed this property |
They do have a large area within the museum that would be appropriate for a fund raiser. The rest of your questions I would suggest that you contact the museum directly at (916) 442-6802. I used to have a car on display... More
29 March 2015|
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Response from NanGS_10 | Reviewed this property |
It will depend on whether you just walk through on your own or use the service of one of the docents. With a docent that my husband really enjoyed we were probably there over an hour. We were both glad we spent part of our... More
Joanna N
1 March 2015|
Response from Wellsdesigned | Reviewed this property |
$8 General, well worth it.