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Bruce A. Elder Antique and Classic Automobiles Museum

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The owner Bruce is a CLASS ACT !

First time me and my young son went to check out the cars, the owner Bruce gave me and my son a... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
david y
A welcoming and warm experience for anyone who loves cars.

After debating whether we would stop by to see this museum again since our time was so limited on... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Located in the downtown historic district of Staunton, VA, Bruce A. Elder Antique And Classic Automobiles displays important automobiles from the dawn of motoring through the muscle car era. Housed in the famous Beverley Garage Building, constructed...more
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114 S New St, Staunton, VA 24401-4310
+1 540-885-0500
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

First time me and my young son went to check out the cars, the owner Bruce gave me and my son a personal tour and a Great History Lesson. It didn't cost us a dime and Bruce went out of his way! That was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

After debating whether we would stop by to see this museum again since our time was so limited on our trip back home, and after worrying about the time especially due to the complaining review below, we decided to go out of our way and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Bruce Elder is a super corporate citizen, who just happens to have a superb collection of antique automobiles. While their opening hours may vary from season to season, most of the cars can be easily viewed through the huge windows in the front of his...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ttysinger
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Web site says the museum opens at 9:30. We arrived at 9:30 and mo one showed up until 9:45. Opened the doors , posted a sign saying first tour at 10:30, no one allowed unless you take their tour,and locked the doors . Our plan...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This facility has a great collection of Automobiles, and the tour guide was full of amazing information. The museum is located in an actual old Ford Dealership.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Demtro
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This is a dealership handling vintage/classic cars. For $5 each we had an informative tour by, I believe, the owner. His facts were not always 100% correct but his enthusiasm was contagious as he took us through the various floors of what had once been...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Ho Hum $5 guided tours. It was late so we decided to take a peek on our own but soon realized a tour was "usual and customary" !!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mr H
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Yesterday we were fortunate to visit. What a unique and interesting time. Yes, they have cars but if all you want is a building with cars, walk around, see the cars, and leave, this is so much more here. The building has history, the cars...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank -davidwilbur
Reviewed May 15, 2017

GREAT visit here last weekend. The cars are very unique and interesting....some are just in pristine shape! Just as interesting though is the tale and story behind the building itself. Including Otis freight elevator over 100 years old and still in use today. Extremely friendly...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank VickyLynne
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

A friend had been telling me about this collection for a while. Finally took the time to stop in and take the tour. While other "museum" are much better this collection is cool in its own way. The building is a former Ford dealership and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jbharp
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October 26, 2016|
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Response from Cyclingsanta | Reviewed this property |
It is a relatively small place so you can escape if kids get squirmy. The old cars are fun to look at at any age. The vibe is pretty informal.