Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Philadelphia

4.8
#16 of 55 in Museums in Philadelphia
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is an automotive museum located at 6825 Norwitch Drive in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The museum's collection consists of approximately 75 racing sports cars and has been assembled over more than 50 years by Frederick A. Simeone, a retired neurosurgeon and native of Philadelphia.

Frederick Simeone has been ranked the #1 car collector.
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  • We stumbled upon this museum while visiting from Florida and it became the highlight of our trip! The staff is extremely passionate and every exhibit is a beautiful tribute to the race-car at hand...  more »
  • This museum has a wonder selection of vintage and antique cars. Amazingly they are all in working condition. Each of the cars has participated in races. They way the cars are displayed is...  more »
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  • Went here with my 12-year-old son today. Why are you guys keeping yourselves a secret?? I'm not a car racing enthusiast, but I've worked in Southwest Philly for 11 years and didn't know you were here! We had a good time learning about the cars and deciding which were our favorites. I suggest considering interactive exhibits to attract more families with young children and field trips. I also agree with the person who said upgraded lighting would help visitors enjoy the beautiful cars. Thank you for giving us a fun and unique outing!
  • Wow! What an awesome place. I would recommend if you go to look up when their next demo day is. Nearly all of the cars in the museum are in running order as evidenced by their demo days. It is quite an amazing collection of historic cars. Not just historic in that it was a car that was made in low numbers. But the cars here have individual acclaim. Upon walking in they were moving their Porsche 917 into place for the days events. Just hearing the engine and the smell of race fuel and oil were enough to get me excited. My son and I had some time to browse before the first event of the day. A Scrutineering session. They detailed the engineering feats of each of the cars on their demo day agenda in wonderful detail. Next was the equally interesting history talk. Then moved the cars to the demo area. Was really cool to see historic Le Mans cars driving around albeit in a pretty small area. My only complaint is it was really hard for my son to see. Unfortunately old men with cameras don’t have any manners. Overall it was a wonderful time and we will be making the trek from Baltimore again soon. Thank you for the great time.

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