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“So many "Franklins" in one place!”
Review of Franklin Museum

Franklin Museum
Ranked #28 of 300 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has been the center of Franklin Automobile history. Featuring more than 20 antique and classic Franklin automobiles, as well as a collection of prehistoric artifacts collected by archaeologist Alice Carpenter, the museum is located in a quiet subdivision in the center of Tucson. Open publicly – Mid-October through Memorial Day weekend – Wednesday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm. Private tours available year-round; phone or e-mail for arrangements. Large groups are requested to call ahead.
Leonard, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So many "Franklins" in one place!”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

My husband and I owned a car collection, so we are naturally interested in all antique cars. it was great fun to see so many cars of one nature in one place. If you like old cars this is a must to see in Tucson. The location is not easy to find.

Visited April 2014
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Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Luxury Cars of the Past”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Luxury car museum only by appt during its few open hours. Cars with rumple seats magnificently restored! Plenty of parking. Tour guide very pleasant and knows everything about these Franklin cars.

Visited March 2014
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Bath, UK
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

A delightful surprise to find such an interesting car museum staffed by friendly and knowledgeable people. Cars plus aviation engines on display. As we are from UK we had not previously heard of a Franklin cars. Bought a t-shirt with a classic car on the back. Open Oct - Memorial Day (May) so just caught it in time.

Visited May 2014
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Green Valley, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
382 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit to this interesting Car Collection”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This little museum will not disappoint. The tour is of Franklin automobiles in three different buildings on the museum grounds. You start with a video explaining Franklin cars and a bit of the foundation to which the collection belongs. There is staff there to answer any questions and will show visitors what's under the hood when asked. Plan to spend at least an hour and half viewing this collection of unique automobiles.

Visited May 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Visit”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

A wonderful historic car museum. The cars are so well exhibited and in such great shape. A real piece of automotive history.

Visited May 2013
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