Swigart Auto Museum, Huntingdon

#134 of 208 in Museums in Pennsylvania
The William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Automobile Museum, located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation of American automobile history. The collections began as a private passion of founder W. Emmert Swigart in about 1920. The current museum opened in 1957.

The museum's collection contain about 150 cars, of which 30 to 35 are on display at the museum at one time. One-of-a-kind automobiles include a 1936 Duesenberg 12 cylinder Gentlemen's Speedster, a 1920 Carroll, and a 1916 Scripps-Booth. The Swigart Museum is the only automobile museum in the country where visitors can see two Tuckers side-by-side, the 1947 "Tin Goose" Prototype and #1013. Along with automobiles, the museum's other collections including automotive artwork, bicycles, antique toys, vintage clothing, spittoons, license plates, radiator caps, automobile lights and horns, automobilia and other related items.

The museum is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October, and hosts many car-related events.

The museum is a member of the National Association of Automobile Museums and the American Association of Museums.
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  • This is a small museum for sure but, the amount of auto industry in this place is truly amazing. They possess the 5th "Tucker" prototype!! This is a feat for a small town museum as only ~ 50 were ever...  more »
  • Family owned cars from starting 1900's. Very nice condition. See several makes that I have heard of: Like a Johnson. Good for a 20 - 60 minute stop.  more »
  • What a good place to look at a lot of well kept, historically old cars. Mr. Swigart's love of cars will become your love as well once you walk among some of these classic antique vehicles. No, Virgini...  more »
  • Great little museum. Lots of automotive history and a surprising amount of concourse awarded autos. A local Cars and coffee every third Saterday
  • Loved Loved this place. Much bigger than it looks from the road. The staff was super knowledgeable and friendly.
  • It has some really neat cars, a few model trains, antique bikes and collected toys. The signs are informative. There is an admission fee but kids under 6 are free. You cannot touch the items.
  • Great little place to step back in time for awhile! Good info boards at each vehicle - well displayed! My 9 year old son enjoyed it much more than expected! The owner was very knowledgeable!
  • Lots of neat cars and one of a kinds that you won't see elsewhere. And the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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