California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

California Automobile Museum, Sacramento (must see)

California Automobile Museum, formerly the Towe Auto Museum, is an automobile museum located in Sacramento. It has a collection of over 160 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars, hot rods and early models displayed throughout 72,000 square feet (6,700 m2) of museum space. The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives.

The California Automobile Museum was the first automobile museum in the west to be established in perpetuity. Founded in 1983 as the California Vehicle Foundation, the museum opened to the public in 1987 as the Towe Ford Museum, proudly displaying the largest collection of Fords in the world, courtesy of Edward Towe, a Montana banker. In 1997, the museum was renamed the Towe Auto Museum, as they began displaying vehicles of all makes and models. In 2009, the Board of Directors officially changed the name of the museum to the California Automobile Museum, reflecting the expanded mission it has grown into over the last 25 years. Most of the vehicles currently on display are on loan from private exhibitors. Only approximately 25% of the vehicles are owned by the California Vehicle Foundation. Some of the cars are on loan for a month and some for five years, so the display is a constantly changing exhibit of rolling stock to better tell the story of the development of the automobile and its effect on our lives.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; Every 3rd Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm

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Sight Name: California Automobile Museum
Sight Location: Sacramento, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Walking Tour in Sacramento  

Walking Tours in Sacramento, California

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Shopping Walking Tour in Sacramento

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Top Architectural Buildings in Sacramento

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Downtown Orientation Walk

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Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Museums Walking Tour in Sacramento

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km