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Why You Need to Visit the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

Added: Jul 19, 2018
Category: Things to Do

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There are a wide variety of fascinating museums that are well worth the visit in South Florida. However, car lovers won’t want to miss the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum! Also known as the Packard Car Museum, this newly expanded museum is the largest collection of antique cars in the world! From Packard cars from the early 1900s to historic memorabilia, you’ll have the opportunity to see it all. Get ready to take your family and friends on an exciting ride and learn more about the museum today!

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Brief History of Antique Cars

The history of the modern car goes back to 1768 when the first steam-powered carriage was designed. In 1806, the first internal combustion engine was invented, but it wasn’t placed into a car and used as a means of transport until 70 years later. Over time, inventors started using this technology to create the classic cars that we know and love today. We have come a long way since then! Each country also has its own collection of legendary classic cars that are extremely valuable among car lovers and those who collect them.


What You’ll See at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum boasts a one-of-a-kind setting for car lovers and those interested in the history of transportation. As you browse through the 30,000-square foot museum, you’ll view some of the industrial age’s greatest achievements including the Gentleman’s Runabout Speedster (1909), the 1930 Packard Model 740, and delivery trucks from the early 1900s. You’ll also see a vast number of antique hood ornaments, old gas station signs, gear-shift knobs, vintage magazines and photos, and much more. You could spend a full afternoon taking a trip back in time at this car museum in South Florida.


Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum Cost

Since the car museum is a non-profit organization, the museum continues its legacy through generous donations from visitors. However, a minimum contribution is asked for. Prices are as follows:

Adults: $10

Children 5-12: $5

Children Under 5: FREE

There is also a special rate available for large group tours!


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