Come relive history at the Gilmore Car Museum in Southwest Michigan, North America’s largest auto museum. The Gilmore Car Museum is situated halfway between Detroit and Chicago in Hickory Corners, Michigan, and features a 90-acre historic campus with an incredible collection of almost 400 vintage automobiles, motorcycles, and memories.
The Gilmore Car Museum’s mission is to “tell the history of America through the automobile… ” and that’s exactly what they do. From an old-fashioned gas station and 1941 diner to a recreated dealership row and a 1930’s Rolls Royce from a Disney movie, this blast from the past is a must-see. Here are just a few of the exhibits and features of this delightful trip down memory lane.
GILMORE CAR MUSEUM EVENTS
Wednesday Night Cruise-In
Wednesday Nights from 5 – 8pm, May through September
Do you have a special car of your own? Drive it to the museum on Wednesday nights so others can admire it during the weekly Cruise-In. Every summer, you’ll enjoy seeing what others drive in and meeting car lovers from all over.
Other Events May Include:
- Ride the Classics
- Model T Driving Experience
- Vintage Motorcycle Weekend
- Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s British Auto Faire
GILMORE CAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Every year brings fresh exhibits at Gilmore that highlight the attributes of the various eras of the automobile, from sports and muscle cars to toy cars and different decades.
Born to Perform: The Era of the Muscle Car – The muscle car era was all about big engines and big performance. From Chevelles and Camaros to Corvettes and Mustangs – they’re all here and more. COMING SOON! The muscle car building – dedicated to celebrating the muscle car era. Location: Larry and Earlene Baum Gallery
GILMORE CAR MUSEUM LOCATION & HOURS
6865 Hickory RD
Hickory Corners MI 49060
(Apr 1 – Nov 30)
Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
(Dec 1 – Mar 31)
Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
To purchase gifts, souvenirs, and more, visit the Museum Store.
A trip to the Gilmore Car Museum in Southwest Michigan is fun for everyone, but would also make a wonderful gift for that special man in your life. With Father’s Day just around the corner, surprise dad or hubby with a gift certificate to an overnight stay at Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast, located just 40 minutes from the museum. He’ll be spoiled with a delicious breakfast each morning and a day spent admiring all things wheels. To make your getaway gift extra special, you can add on a relaxing massage or a special, package or enhancement.