This may be one of the most popular attractions in Fairbanks - a collection of 70 or so iconic vintage cars, some of which you'd be very hard pressed to find elsewhere. Collector Tim Cerny kick started the collection in 2007, making sure to only select those vintage vehicles that fulfilled criteria of historical importance and technological progress, or sheer rarity. These include the Sheldon, the Heine-Velox Victoria automobile, or the Hay Motor Vehicle, each of which is the only one of their kind ever built. A full catalogue of the cars can be found on the museum's website. Audio-guided self tours are available, as are docent-guided tours. The museum practically never disappoints.
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum Travel Tips
- Free parking available.
- Group tours can be booked on the attraction website reservation form.
Entrance Ticket Details For Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
- CAD 5 for ages 6-12
- Free for under 6
- Contact the museum for prices of docent guided tours for individuals
- Group guided tour rates: CAD 21 per adult, CAD 12 per child
How to Reach Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
- Blue and Red Lines stop 25 - College Rd @ Diane Ave Westbound. Then, head east, turn left into Margaret Avenue, right into Wedgewood Drive.
- By car
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65.22% of people who visit Fairbanks include Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
36.54% of people start their Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
90.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum Reviews & Ratings
This is the best independent museum we've ever visited and reasonably priced on top of that. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the cars and clothes. It is clean, well lit and decorated spectacularly. We even got a ride in a 1915 Model T! So neat. Definitely worth a visit.
Very interesting place to visit. The cars and clothes are beautiful and well maintained. Almost all of the cars run and are driven. The history of each of the pieces is detailed so you can learn about the history. It is nestled in the Wedgewood Resort location with a beautiful backdrop. There are even cars displayed outside. It is worth a visit. The staff is also very knowledgeable about the cars and can answer any question you have. They even have old clothing you can dress up in and a car set up for photo opportunities!
Very comprehensive collection of automobiles from the very early days to the 1970s. Almost all are in working condition which is impressive. Some vehicles are unique to Alaska in order to cope with the harsh winter/snow conditions here. The museum is very well laid out in a chronological order with detailed descriptions and explanations of the evolution of different technology that comprised of the cars. We walked away with a renewed appreciation of the all the developments that led to the modern automobile.
I am coming from Eastern Europe and my first impression was that somebody loves all those cars so much... thanks for sharing that museum with us 👍 beautiful collection !
I just never knew that this place existed. I am so glad to have stopped by to check it out. If you love old cars, and clothing, this place will blow your mind. Go check it out. What an experience. Awesome. Even if old cars are "not your thing", they will be after your stop to visit the Foundationhead Antique Auto Museum. So cool. This is a must visit location in Fairbanks, AK.