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Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
+1 925-736-2280
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Must see!

The Blackhawk Museum exceeded our expectations. The first floor houses the car showroom which was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane G
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Wonderful Automotive Museum

The museum has a wonderful collection of special vehicles that they display with the respect that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James B
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Sacramento, California
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Since opening in August 1988, Blackhawk Museums has displayed classic automobiles and myriad exhibitions exemplifying art, technology and history. Local students, residents and international visitors enjoy educational presentations, cultural programs and volunteer opportunities. Since the beginning it has been home to the Blackhawk Automotive Museum with over 55 vintage, classic, rare and sports automobiles on display. These automobiles are regarded as works of art and range from the dawn of the motoring age through the 1960's. In 2015, a new exhibition, The Spirit of the Old West opened, telling the story of the western frontier from the perspective of both the Native Americans and the settlers before, during and after the expansion west. The exhibition features authentic artifacts from the period, a large diorama depicting key historic moments, scenes of wildlife from the frontier and other elements that bring the past to life. Other exhibitions on display include the Wheelchair Foundation Gallery and an exhibition of Juke Boxes from the Golden Age and vintage oil pumps.
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“old west” (21 reviews)
“classic cars” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
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+1 925-736-2280
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Blackhawk Museum exceeded our expectations. The first floor houses the car showroom which was exhilarating, spotless, and classy. They had a phenomenal selection of old US and foreign cars in restored exceptional condition. Also on the first floor was an exhibit of beautiful African...More

Thank Jane G
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both the cars in our International Automotive Treasures gallery and the western history display in our Spirit of the Old West gallery....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a wonderful collection of special vehicles that they display with the respect that they deserve. The display also changes on a regular basis so check the website for updates.More

Thank James B
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. We are very fortunate to be able to showcase the wonderful automobiles on display. From July through September 30 we have an exhibition...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here several times, never disappointed. Incredible collection of domestic and foreign vintage cars. Outstanding venue for a social function. Lots of good choices for food/drinks in immediate vicinity.More

Thank George C
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much ... especially enjoying our automotive gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best museums we have been to. When we were there we went to the 1st floor car museum and my husband thoroughly enjoyed it. We also saw the 2nd floor and it was so well done. I recently was told...More

Thank Laura V
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the addition of the western history gallery. We are very fortunate to be able to showcase the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not interested in cars, but the cars in black hawk museum are industrial arts! It definitely worth to visit.More

Thank Joy9825
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your visit. We are very fortunate to be able to showcase the wonderful automobiles on display. From July through September 30 we have an exhibition “Transatlantic Style”...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our son, daughter in law and grandson just moved to Danville from Los Angeles last week. Grandma and grandpa had the privilege of entertaining our 4 year old grandson while the parents were busy with the moving in process. Our grandson loves cars so we...More

Thank dthashimoto
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the western history gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

surprisingly nice museum with many old West/Native American type artifacts and under good lighting in a spacious, airy, modern building. Unusual location in an outdoor "mall" type area though I didn't try any of the nearby restaurants. There was also a whole other floor of...More

Thank nashvillean
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying the western history display in our Spirit of the Old West gallery. We look forward to welcoming you back so you can...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

An amazing collection of vintage and unheard of models of cars each with a description about them displayed.More

Thank susanpU956FZ
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Timothy McGrane Executive Director Blackhawk...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Blackhawk museum has two parts- on the ground floor, a number of old, classic and vintage cars are displayed. They all look new and you can pose next to them for pictures. However, you are not allowed to touch them. On the upper floors, there...More

Thank drsudhir2014
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your recent visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the western history gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Unforgettable, awesome, fantastic! This is s Blackhawk museum in Dainsville, CA! The first floor show the old cars (the best collection) and the second floor show the West live with USA history! Unbelievable!More

Thank 719cromero
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the western history gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming...More

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Yes there are admission fees.
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hilltopjanet
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Response from Vincent G | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are at $12; seniors are at $8; children at $8 if you buy through their website blackhawkmusuemThese are their discounted prices. No group rates are listed
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