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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

1100 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2534
+1 270-765-2181
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Amazing collection of beautiful cars

This place is a must see. The cars are from Mr. Swope's collection, and this is not all of his... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Casper, Wyoming
Fantastic cars

When looking at the internet, we saw a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker. Our first family car... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
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"... a wonderful collection, and it's FREE! Thank you" a recent visitor. The Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900's to the 1960's in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. After years of planning and nine months of construction, Swope`s Cars of Yesteryear opened in May 1999. The collection consists of sixty magnificent machines of the past, all museum quality. These are exciting automobiles that stir memories of long ago days when motoring was a fun-filled adventure. Our museum allows car fans and collectors to admire the progression of automobiles over time. Our collection includes antique cars like the 1914 Model T and the 1925 Pierce Arrow to classics like the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and the 1956 Thunderbird.
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1100 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2534
+1 270-765-2181
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This place is a must see. The cars are from Mr. Swope's collection, and this is not all of his cars. Shannon welcomed us and gave us information about the cars and the history behind many of the cars. She loves her job and she...More

2  Thank Hall7454
Reviewed 27 May 2017

When looking at the internet, we saw a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker. Our first family car. Unfortunately this car was in storage when we got there. They tried to get the car from storage, but unable to do so. Did not matter there were so...More

2  Thank JEDER52760
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very cool place, well done!!! A blast to visit and look at all the very cool and well maintained vehicles, and best of all its gratis!!!

1  Thank Mjldly
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great stop of moving thru the area, however, Elizabethtown, KY has nothing to offer in decent food after your stop! Went looking for a simple nice sit down pizza parlor. One- even though the sign was still up was out of business for a year,...More

1  Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This museum is so elite and the models on display will take your breath away. They are high vintage and some I have never seen before. Whenever I am in the area I always ask my friends if they have been there and if they...More

1  Thank Nancytriker
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Swopes was everything I hoped it would be. We were greeted warmly and allowed to take all the time we wanted with each car. The museum is just the right size and not overwhelming. We had a great time and are ready to take some...More

1  Thank Barbie B
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, clean, very knowledgeable regarding each car. Very passionate about the cars and the history of not only the cars but the family. Mr. & Mrs. Swope. If it wasn't for their passion we wouldn't be able to enjoy seeing them. And paying it forward...More

Thank 1dianaMarie
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The facility is located among the Swope auto dealerships. it is a very nice facility. There is no admission charge. A lady and man that worked there were extremely friendly and helpful. She advised that Mr. Swope started collecting years ago. If I correctly recall...More

Thank dhcsmc321
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is an Exquisite venue for vintage cars. The Curator was personable knowledgeable and Mr. Swope's, who. owns these vehicles, is generous and sharing them with the public. They are documented and storied. This is a free museum. No memorabilia to buy nothing to spend...More

Thank Joan Z
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived the first day of reduced winter hours so only had about 55 minutes till they closed at 4:00 PM EST. :( Poor planning on our part as the displayed vehicles are beautiful, have unique histories of acquisition details, etc. on nice signage by...More

Thank Larry H
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I do not think you would have a problem, well worth a visit..