Join us at 11:00 AM for the tour of the Franklin Auto Museum. This Tucson gem includes an historic
1936 Adobe dwelling, pictured here, and an extensive collection of Franklin automobiles, spread across several buildings. Plus, there is a fully equipped repair shop for these beautiful classic cars., The cars were built from 1904 to 1934, and all had advanced air cooled engines designed by a Cornell engineering grad. The collection includes an early open four-seat carriage, an early truck, and numerous roadsters, family sedans, and limos. At a comfortable pace, the tour takes 1 1/2 hours. After, the tour, you can also join the group for lunch at 1:00 PM at Rosa''s Mexican Restaurant.
This is an old-fashioned establishment. No credit cards for admission or at the gift shop. Admission costs: Adults $10, seniors 62+ $8, children $5, children under 12 - Free. The museum appreciates exact amounts and any donations.
DIRECTIONS: It is a little bit off the beaten path. Unless you have an off-road vehicle, we recommend that do you turn south onto Vine Ave. from Prince Ave. between Mountain and Campbell. The first block is paved. You will go around a traffic circle and continue south on Vine which becomes a gravel road. Entrance to the museum is on the left in the first block at 3420 N Vine directly opposite a sign indicating an upcoming stop sign. NOTE: The facility is not handicap accessible; exterior surfaces are gravel, and there are some steps inside.
Museum event coordinator: Gordon Beggs