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Automotive Museums Guide

What to Expect

This Auburn Hills, Michigan museum consists of three stories encompassing 55,000 square feet of floor space and includes 75 antique, custom and concept vehicles, displays and historical exhibits.  Visitors learn the story of the automaker’s contributions to automotive design, technology and innovation, as well as the automobile’s impact on American culture.

The first floor traces the industry’s first 50 years from Chrysler’s perspective, both the man and the company. Rare vehicles date back to the early 1900s, and a timeline wall details the key executives and predecessor companies that played a role in the company's evolution. The vintage collection includes such historic marques as DeSoto, Hudson, Nash, Plymouth, Rambler and Willys-Overland.

The second floor continues Chrysler’s story, beginning with the introduction of the first HEMI in 1951 and spotlighting the automaker’s design, engineering and marketing successes. Exhibitions illustrate decades of vehicle styling brilliance, the electronic age of transistors, Mopar muscle, turbine technology, the family transportation revolution and leadership in safety and fuel economy.

The lower level, called “Boss Chrysler’s Garage,” houses dream machines from the 1960s and 1970s, including classic and muscle cars from the heyday of cruising and one of a kind, record-setting race vehicles. The Garage also features a series of Jeep vehicles and trucks as well as an eclectic sampling of vehicles from the Chrysler collection.

In addition to all of the historic vehicles, three continuously-running films are dedicated to the automotive enthusiast including:

  • The Early Years: The Life and Times of Walter P. Chrysler explores the background, creations and contributions of the automotive industry leader.
  • Speed and Power highlights the corporation’s performance vehicle breakthroughs.
  • Inside the Tech Center follows the development of new vehicles within Chrysler LLC’s Auburn Hills, Michigan Tech Center on the grounds it shares with the Walter P. Chrysler Museum.


Location

One Chrysler Drive
Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326

888-456-1924

www.chryslerheritage.com


Hours of operation and admission

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

General admission $8.00

Free on-site parking


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