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Swigart Museum, Huntingdon

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#133 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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  • August 8, 2017
    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 »
  • October 13, 2016
    This was the last part of my bus tour with Quest. I took many pictures with my Kodak but I still have them on my camera because I am waiting to get to the end of my memory card. The owner was telling ...  more »
  • September 6, 2016
    This is a great car museum! Has a great collection of cars. My husband and I have been to many car places and this was one of our faves! Highly recommend !  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    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!
  • June 7, 2017
    The museum had so many rare vehicles. Amazing to see how things have evolved over time.
  • June 15, 2017
    This was a great place to visit..the man working was extremely nice...beautiful cars and displays.
  • June 7, 2017
    Very nice small car museum. Well worth a visit.
  • June 15, 2017
    Wonderful staff. Lonnie Smith was very knowledgeable.

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