National Automobile Museum


The National Automobile Museum is far more than an impressive collection of more than 220 beautifully preserved cars. The galleries trace automotive engineering history sequentially, from the early 1900s to the present, while street scenes between the galleries provide the social and cultural contexts in which the automobile manufacturers operated. The Heritage Corner offers in-depth history about noteworthy automotive milestones, while the Masterpiece Circle features changing exhibits focusing on special-interest cars. The museum's theater offers a highly unique presentation depicting the automobile's impact on our life and times.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Industrial & Manufacturing, Mechanical
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:The collection includes one of the oldest existing American-built cars. Built in 1892 by Achille Philion, a showman from Akron, Ohio, the steam-powered Road Carriage is one of a kind. The car could be steered from the front or the rear and reach a speed up to 8 mph. The chauffeur sat behind the driver, so he could maintain the steam boiler.
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