Tucson, Arizona: Franklin Motor Car Museum

The personal collection of the late Thomas H. Hubbard. In a dusty neighborhood, in a series of adobe buildings and creaky garages, the world's most complete line-up of a luxury automobile model that died during the Great Depression.
Address:
1405 E. Kleindale Rd, Tucson, AZ
Directions:
I-10 exits 254 or 256. Drive along the freeway to Prince Rd and turn east. Drive 3.5 miles, cross Mountain Ave., then make the next right onto Vine Ave. -- a dirt road. Drive south almost two blocks. The museum entrance will be on the left.
Hours:
W-Sa 10-4. Closed in summer. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
520-326-8038
Admission:
Adults $10.
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Franklin Motor Car Museum

This is a fantastic museum hidden in the middle of Tucson. It's devoted to the beautiful, air-cooled, Franklin automobile which was manufactured by the H.H.Franklin Co of Syracuse from 1902-1934. The museum is the legacy of Thomas Hubbard who was a restorer, collector and leading authority on the car. We're not car buffs, but this place has such an amazing collection of most all Franklin models that it held our attention for almost two hours! A museum trustee gave us a great tour at no charge. Seasonal hours, so check first. Donations are appreciated and well deserved.

[Kelly & Jean, 01/27/2002]

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