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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus entertaining displays on Alaska motoring history. With over 100 vintage outfits exhibited alongside automotive works of art, visitors are treated to a visually stunning trip back to a time when cars and fashion dominated the luxury goods market. The museum's automobile collection features over 85 American-made vehicles, including beautifully restored horseless carriages, nickel touring cars, rakish speedster, elegant classics, and early racecars. From rare marquees like Compound and Argonne to well-known names like Packard and Stutz, visitors will be amazed at the beauty, innovation, and history of these rolling masterpieces. All but a few of the automobiles are driven each summer, making this a true "living museum."Home to more than 600 textiles from the 18th to the Mid-20th Century, the museum presents one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the Western United States. The exhibits include enchanting examples of men's and women's fashions, from silk bustle dresses and motoring dusters to shimmering flapper shifts and dapper tuxedos. Antique accessories including historic hats, shoes, jewelry, and more complete the scores of vintage elegance. Historic photos and videos located throughout the galleries vividly illustrate the extreme circumstances faced by Alaska's pioneering motorists. Although dreadful road conditions and severe climate were unkind to their vehicles, some of these early cars survived and several are exhibited in the Alaska Gallery. These include the Territory's very first automobile, built in 1905 by a man who had never seen a car before! At the Sourdough Roadhouse, children and adults can don period clothing and climb aboard a 1911 automobile for photographs along the Old Valdez Trail.
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212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
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Reviewed yesterday

While my travel buddy napped after a long day of travel, I decided to Uber to this museum and was so glad I did. I ended up spending 3 hours here admiring vintage cars, clothing, and movies. The staff was so informative and you could...More

Thank TravelbugHNL
Reviewed yesterday

It was great to see all these fantastic old vehicles. If you are an old car fan, it's a must go!!!!!

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to many car shows and museums over the years and was surprised at the quality of the exhibits right in little Fairbanks, Alaska. I love the fact that the vehicles get out and get driven, makes them extra special. I will be...More

Thank Kristi M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must see! We found this museum and could have spent hours there. Turns out we spend over 3. The auto tour is free and one should definitely do it. There is also time period clothing on display

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is this auto museum an amazing discovery tucked quietly among the birch trees but the displays are exceptional, coupled with the authentic period clothing displayed next to the vehicles was an added bonus. I loved the clothing as much as the cars. A...More

Thank pam h
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks, Pam! Thanks for the comments on the clothing as well! We love that you enjoyed those as well!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not knowledgeable bout old cars but have been to several collections around the world. This one is a great surprise for high quality exhibits and vehicles. I especially like the viewing area where one can watch the restorers at work. Should be a...More

Thank Tom W
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks, Tom! We are glad to have you visit and happy to hear that you enjoyed the collection!

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of, if not the best Museum's I have seen. Auto collection dating back to 1898, with clothes on display of the same vintage. Willie was beyond fun and probably could not be more knowledgeable. Worth seeing no question. I will visit again with my...More

1  Thank fishhooks66
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear that you plan to visit us again! We can't wait!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an antique car museum with cars dating to 1898 through 1934. Each vehicle is in pristine condition along with mannequins dressed in period costumes. There are old photos of transportation on the walls. Excellent signage for each vehicle with a full description and...More

Thank kivec
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It makes us so happy to hear that you spent so much time with us and had such a great time! We hope you'll make it back soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister took me there for my first visit. It is full of wonderful, amazing things. I am a car lover, and there are so many! Lots of antique clothing to go with the period of the cars. I could have spent a lot more...More

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GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words about our staff. We think they truly make the museum unique!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the museum. Willie is so knowledgeable and has so much to share about the old cars. It was neat to see his passion for them and learn new things. My kids, 13, 11, and 8 enjoyed it as well.

Thank shewmaju
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love having kids in the museum! Thanks for spending some of your day with us!

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10 July 2016|
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Response from Tphil5544 | Reviewed this property |
There is public transportation but we opted to walk. It was a couple of miles, but an easy walk.