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Automotive Museums Guide

What to Expect

Located in Flint, Michigan, the Sloan Museum contains over 25 classic and concept Buicks, Chevrolets and other locally-built automobiles that represent Flint’s rich automotive history. A visit to the museum takes guests on a fascinating journey through Flint in the 20th century, from the birth of the auto industry to the present. Here, visitors encounter the ups and downs of General Motors, the birth of the UAW, Flint’s role as the “Arsenal of Democracy” and what life was like during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Feature cars include five concept cars designed by Buick: 1954 Wildcat II, 1956 Centurion, 1956 XP-300, 1977 Phantom and 1976 Silver Arrow II. A Hellcat tank destroyer is also on display, and illustrates Buick’s participation in World War II. Visitors can have a Coke in the 1940s-era soda fountain or hop into a 1917 Buick touring car. An onsite automotive restoration facility is open to the public.

Visitors will discover the details of the 1936/1937 sit-down strike, which changed the direction of negotiations in the first labor agreement between the union and management.

Two new exhibits are also on display. “All-American Classics,” a look at Duesenberg, Packard, Cord and other legendary vehicles that defined wealth and luxury will be presented from June 6 through September 27. And through November 15, a special exhibit called “The Sirens of Chrome” is at the museum. This exhibit reflects on the history of using models to entice the public to purchase a car. The collection includes dozens of photographs, programs and posters capturing decades of hot vehicles and equally beautiful models.


Location

1221 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503

810-237-3450

www.sloanmuseum.com


Hours of operation and admission

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday
Closed on Sunday

General admission $6.00

Free onsite parking


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