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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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Found unexpectedly!

My family and I were passing through town for the night and found this place. My husband and I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lexington, Tennessee

If near Elizabethtown you definately want to visit. This is a hidden gem that will surprise you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Meg B
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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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 1 week ago

My family and I were passing through town for the night and found this place. My husband and I enjoyed this very much. We both have interest in the older cars and the gentleman working was very knowledgeable of the vehicles there. Best part free...More

Thank ajvan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If near Elizabethtown you definately want to visit. This is a hidden gem that will surprise you. The lady that curates is a wealth of knowledge and she knows vehicles! This is a lovely and FREE museum that is well worth a stop.

1  Thank Meg B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

My husband was in charge of finding us interesting things to see on a recent road trip, and this definitely was! It was a really extensive collection, especially considering it was FREE! The informational plaques on each car were very complete and anything not provided...More

1  Thank montanakb
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We were visiting Louisville and a friend took me to the museum. It made for a wonderful little trip. The cars are in magnificent condition and are available for close inspection; no velvet ropes keeping you at a distance. I had to keep my hands...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Shannon has a fantastic wealth of knowledge regarding the beautiful collection of cars! Thank you for sharing with us, we loved our time at the showroom! 1960 was a great year! ;)

1  Thank Krista C
Reviewed 5 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

1  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

1  Thank JEDER52760
Reviewed 1 May 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 11 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
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I do not think you would have a problem, well worth a visit..