Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Posted by Steve White on Mar 18, 2013

Classic car enthusiasts who are living or traveling in Alaska should pay a visit to the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Located in Fairbanks, this museum is one of the largest of its kind in Alaska, and it features an impressive collection of automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles, as well as other items.

Housed in a 30,000-foot facility, the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum showcases more than 80 American-built antique cars, most of which were made during the post-Gold Rush era in Alaska. Some of the notable vehicles that are on display in the museum include an 1898 Hay Motor Vehicle, 1899 Hertel, 1906 Compound, 1917 Owen-Magnetic, 1920 Argonne, 1921 Heine-Velox, and 1933 Auburn V12 Custom Speedster. Visitors can also view interesting photographs and films that provide an interesting account of the early history of automobiles in Alaska. The museum also has a wonderful collection of vintage clothes.

Those who wish to contribute to the museum can join its Adopt-a-Car program. Participants of this program are not required to make donations; they only have to polish their adopted automobiles from time to time. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum is open every day in the summer and on Sundays only in winter. Admission fees are $8.00 for individuals aged 13 and above, and $4.00 for guests of Fountainhead Hotel. A self-guided audio tour is also available, and it costs $3.00.

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