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Gilmore Car Museum

6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060 USA

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“a legacy that continues to grow”

The Gilmore Car Museum began in 1963 as the hobby of Donald S. Gilmore when his wife, Genevieve, gave him an antique car for his birthday —a 1920 Pierce-Arrow “project car.” With the help of some friends, the auto was placed under a tent and a full restoration followed.  The hobby soon grew into a collection of over 30 automobiles.   Mr. Gilmore purchased 90 acres of farm property and had several historic barns dismantled piece by piece and moved to the site. It was Mr. Gilmore’s wife who suggested the idea of turning the collection into a museum where future generations could enjoy the restored cars for years to come. The Gilmores established a non-profit foundation, and opened the museum to the public for the first time on Sunday, July 31, 1966. Donald Gilmore passed away in 1979, and Mrs. Gilmore in 1990, but the legacy they began continues to grow. Gilmore Car Museum and Historic Campus includes nealy 300 antique, vintage and collector cars and motorcycles from all eras on display in over a dozen historic buildings on a 90-acre campus. 1910s Franklin Car Dealership, 1930s Shell Gas Station, 1940s Diner and more.

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Spectacular. We had a great time. Our favorite was the Cadillac building We took many photos of the Cadillac fins over the production years. Read more

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We came to the Gilmore car museum on a Friday morning. I say this as a person who is not very knowledgeable about cars-this is a must do experience. They have exhibits and points of interest for... Read more

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How have I lived in Michigan with a car enthusiast husband for 25+ years and never visited this place? I planned a spur of the moment surprise birthday trip for him and this place was a must.... Read more

Gilmore Car Museum

6865 W Hickory Rd
Hickory Corners, Michigan
49060 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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