Founded by Thomas Hubbard, the museum is a means to continue his collection of classic Franklin automobiles, and to provide an opportunity to develop a comprehensive Franklin Museum covering all years of the company's production.Plan my day in Tucson using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Mr. Hubbard put into trust the following:
- His entire Franklin automobile collection
- An extensive library of Franklin Company research materials
- His Aunt's extensive collection of native American artifacts
- A historical adobe home, museum and other buildings
- A generous endowment sufficient to maintain and preserve the facility in Tucson
Tom's intentions were for the trust to preserve and expand the cars, Indian artifacts and facilities to be complementary to the established southwestern site and architecture.
The automobile collection has grown to include additional representative examples of all Franklin automobiles. The H. H. Franklin Foundation is an educational museum of cars and displays. This is the center of Franklin history.
The Museum is open from Mid-October through Memorial Day Weekend.
The cost is $5 per individual. Students and Children are not charged admission.
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Franklin Auto Museum reviews
We really enjoyed our visit to the auto museum--once we located it. The address is Kleindale, but the entrance is on Vine. It does take on aback to be on non-paved roads, but this area used to be...
We really enjoyed our visit to the auto museum--once we located it. The address is Kleindale, but the entrance is on Vine. It does take on aback to be on non-paved roads, but this area used to be... more »
Great people and a lot of history shared. I take family and friends when they come to visit. And will continue to do so whenever I can. I have been there 10 times and enjoyed it every time.
Great people and a lot of history shared. I take family and friends when they come to visit. And will continue to do so whenever I can. I have been there 10 times and enjoyed it every time. more »
Fabulous display of old Franklin car and a few other vehicles. Lots of pictures on the walls and each car has a display out front to explain each car. Well worth a visit if your a car enthusiast or not.
What a great fleet of vehicles!! Our guide, Bill, was excellent providing history about the cars and restoration work done. It was a very thorough review and provided interesting information. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend stopping by for a tour!!!
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