The Swigart Auto Museum in Huntingdon County is the oldest automobile museum in the United States!
The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and celebration of the American automobile, and does so in admirable fashion.
Touring the Swigart Auto Museum
The Swigart Museum is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October.
While the museum is closed over the winter, they change out the vehicles on display, meaning every year you’ll see something new when visiting.
The lobby of the Swigart Museum is home to a variety of automobile-related memorabilia, such as hood ornaments, radiator emblems, and vintage drivers licenses.
You’ll find a collection of ornate vintage automobile lights and horns on display in the lobby as well.
The Car Collection at the Swigart Auto Museum
Moving on to the main exhibit area, you’ll find automobiles and carriages dating back to 1896!
This 1981 DeLorean is one of my favorites in the collection – note the nod to Doc Brown from “Back to the Future” sitting on the driver’s side of the car.
This 1936 Duesenberg would be my personal choice for most beautiful car in the collection.
Every line and curve on this vehicle is a work of art.
Movie Cars at the Swigart Auto Museum
The Swigart Museum has one of the cars used in filming “Herbie Rides Again”, a 1974 American comedy film and the second installment of “The Love Bug” film series made by Walt Disney Productions.
The Swigart Museum is also home to a pair of rare Tucker automobiles, one of which was was featured in the 1988 film “Tucker, The Man and His Dream”.
How to Find the Swigart Auto Museum
The Swigart Auto Museum is located at 12031 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
For the most up-to-date hours and admissions prices, please visit the Swigart Auto Museums OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
With the vehicles on display changing every year, there’s always a reason to visit, or revisit, the Swigart Auto Museum in Huntingdon County!
The Grice Museum in Clearfield County features nearly 70 classic cars on display, along with hundreds of taxidermy mounts of wild game animals from around the globe.
The AACA Museum in Hershey, PA is consistently ranked as one of the top automotive and transportation museums in the United States!
The Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars!
The Isett Heritage Museum houses and displays over 40,000 items from everyday life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Comprised of 3 large buildings (one of which is a repurposed barn), the Isett Heritage Museum may be the most floor-to-ceiling packed with artifacts museum I’ve ever set foot in!
Trough Creek State Park is a spectacular 541-acre gorge formed by Great Trough Creek as it slices through Terrace Mountain on its way towards Raystown Lake.
Trough Creek State Park has miles of hiking trails, several unique rock formations, picnic and camping areas, and scenic views that rival anything in Pennsylvania.
Hawn’s Overlook is the most famous of four scenic overlooks at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County.
Saint Mary’s Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
The East Broad Top Railroad offers passenger excursions, shop tours, and visits to the “roundhouse”, where their fleet of six steam engines live.
18 Must-See Attractions in Huntingdon County is your guide to even more natural and manmade attractions near the Swigart Auto Museum.
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