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Franklin Museum

1405 E Kleindale Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1915
+1 520-326-8038
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Should be rated a 6!!!!!!!

What a wonderful find that is somewhat obscure on the Tucson area for things to do. The Franklin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul T
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Dallas, Oregon
Unique American automobiles with wonderful docent led tours

Franklin cars were made in Syracuse NY until 1934. This museum contains a wide range of Franklins... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jimculp
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Olympia, Washington
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For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has been the center of Franklin Automobile history. Featuring more than 20 antique and classic Franklin automobiles, as well as a collection of prehistoric artifacts collected by archaeologist Alice Carpenter, the museum is located in a quiet subdivision in the center of Tucson. Open publicly – Mid-October through Memorial Day weekend – Wednesday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm. Private tours available year-round; phone or e-mail for arrangements. Large groups are requested to call ahead.
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1405 E Kleindale Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719-1915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful find that is somewhat obscure on the Tucson area for things to do. The Franklin cars are certainly the attraction. Many one of a kind and restored to immaculate condition. Many garnering awards from the Monterey Concours. The museum is certainly a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franklin cars were made in Syracuse NY until 1934. This museum contains a wide range of Franklins from the earliest horseless carriages to glorious air-cooled Phaetons with aircraft aluminum bodies. If you like American history or interesting innovative technology these cars are well worth a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little vehicle museum with a large number of Franklins and a few other vehicles. I found the tour fascinating. Anyone interested in engineering should make this a point.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you love old cars, quirky collections and/or Franklins you'll love this place. One man's private collection, in what was his private home, in a tucked away neighborhood, these cars are knock dead gorgeous. I only did 3 stars as not all people are into...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

all about the people and the cars, laid back, on a dirt road, got to view house and listen to Bill share stories, maybe the best docent ever, great history, good stories, not an overdone museum, you were in someone's home and garage, your garage...More

1  Thank mike m
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Every place we go, we always try to visit all museums in that area. So, when we were in Hershey in October 2017, we visited the "Antique Automobile Club of America" Museum, and enjoyed it so much, that upon coming home, we promised ourselves a...More

4  Thank NYU62
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

It has been a couple of years since we visited but I think it is Time to go back. This museum is only open in the fall -spring. These cars would have been so much fun to drive if you could afforded them back in...More

1  Thank Merridith
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very interesting. Nice selection of automobiles representing the history of the Franklin line. Good explanations provided by museum personnel/docent. If you are a vintage car enthusiast, this is one to see.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

If you are enamored at the sight of truly spectacular classic cars-this will be heaven for you. If you like Franklin Automobiles, however, you will feel like you died and went to “Franklin Motorcar Heaven”. The docent and my husband were knee deep in motors...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have visited over several years to show and visit this unique and rare collection of Franklin cars built between the early 1900 Hundreds through about 1935.

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royal642
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Response from Anna G | Reviewed this property |
Open Mid Oct. to Memorial Day. Wed-Sat 10AM to 4PM.
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