Hershey, PA - Join the AACA Museum, Inc. to celebrate National Mustang Day on April 17th. The iconic Mustang has been a crowd favorite since its debut on April 17th, 1964, and has since become a universally-appealing vehicle over its six generations. Whether you own a first generation or sixth, that Mustang is universally known and celebrated among the Mustang community. One particular day a year, the Mustang world unites by taking their Mustangs to the road! The AACA Museum, Inc. will be hosting a day full of Mustang activities.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AACA Museum, Inc.
Museum Gallery Tours & Behind the Scenes "Garage" Tour
Mid-Day - Lunch on your own or with friends
1:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (York Springs, PA)
Activities are "open house" style so enthusiasts can arrive anytime within the designated time range to enjoy the appointed activities. They suggest allowing a minimum of an hour and a half at each location.
AACA Museum Galleries:
Arrive at the AACA Museum, Inc. and enjoy their current featured exhibits. Land Yachts: Postwar American Luxury Automobiles showcasing the beauty and glamour of the full-size American convertibles built from the immediate post-WWII years through 1976 when Cadillac produced what was then believed to be the last American convertible. During this era, the convertible symbolized youth, freedom, and the joys of the open road. Mid-Atlantic Dodge Brothers Club features a trio of early Dodge Brothers vehicles in our Williams-Clyne Gallery. Both of these featured exhibits end on April 28th, so it's the perfect opportunity to see these exceptional vehicles before they're gone.
Permanent exhibits include the Cammack Tucker Gallery housing the world's largest collection of Tucker Automobiles and related artifacts; Museum of Bus Transportation focused on the history of buses; model trains; and a diverse collection of automobiles, buses, trucks, and motorcycles from the 1890s through the 1980s.
Behind the Scenes Tour:
While in Hershey, you'll be treated to the opportunity of an exclusive "Behind The Scenes" tour of the collection storage "Garage." Located on the Museum's property, explore another 50- 70 additional vehicles in their 15,000 sq. Ft. “Garage”; it’s like a second museum!
The AACA Museum Inc. is offering a special admission price of $15 that will include both the main museum and the behind the scenes tour. If you have a Museum membership, you can purchase the "Behind the Scenes Tour" for $5.00, and Museum admission would be covered under your membership. Stop at the Museum ticket counter upon arrival for your Museum entrance to the Museum galleries and wristband for access to the behind the scenes tour.
Then hit the road and enjoy a bit of driving in your Mustang (or another vehicle) as you head off to enjoy a quick lunch on your own or with friends. There are many restaurants located in the greater Hershey-Harrisburg area or choose to eat on the West Shore, closer to the afternoon's destination.
Eastern Museum of Motor Racing:
The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing has graciously agreed to open exclusively for the group from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Located at: 100 Baltimore Road | York Springs, PA 17372
This museum strongly focuses on all forms of motor racing. This is reflected in the popularity of the open wheel, dirt track racing so prevalent throughout the northeast. Enjoy other forms of racing including everything from sprint cars, midgets, and stock cars to motorcycles, Indy cars, NASCAR, drag racing and more.
Advance registration is requested. The Museum needs to know how many guests to prepare for related to each activity. Eastern Museum of Motor Racing does not have an admission fee; however, please also register for this portion of the day if you plan to visit. Donations are much appreciated at their facility.
About the AACA Museum, Inc.
The AACA Museum Inc., a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses, and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s –1980s on a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. The AACA Museum, Inc. has been and remains an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, not affiliated with The Antique Automobile Club of America. As one of the largest automotive museums in the country, AACA Museum, Inc. features special exhibits that change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles – automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles and more.
The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12.50, seniors age 61 and older $11.50, juniors age 4-12 $9.50, children age 3 and under, AACA Museum, Inc. Members and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The AACA Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.