FAQs

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When is the Museum open?
When does the Historic Campus open for the Season?
How much does it cost to visit the Museum?
Is there a Group or Car Club Rate available?
Do you offer a Military discount?
Where is the Gilmore Car Museum located and how do I get there?
How far is the Museum from Grand Rapids? Lansing? South Haven (the lakeshore)? Detroit? Chicago?
What are the hours for the Gilmore Car Museum Library and Research Facility?
Is the Museum handicap accessible?
Can I take photographs?
Do you have parking for large vehicles, such as tour buses, RVs, motorhomes, etc. while we visit?
Do you offer camping?
Are there hotel accommodations near the Museum?
Are dogs allowed on Museum grounds?
Does the cost of admission change during the Car Shows that take place on the weekends?
Do you have educational tours or lessons for students? How do I arrange a visit? Cost?
Can I host my private event or corporate meetings at the Gilmore Car Museum?
I have a vehicle, item, or artifact that I would like to donate or loan to the Museum, who do I contact?
How do I become a Proud Member of the Gilmore Car Museum?

When is the Museum open?
The Museum is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

When does the Historic Campus open for the Season?
The Historic Campus and outer galleries and exhibits are open seasonally, April 1st – November 30th. The Automotive Heritage Center and immediate, connecting galleries are open all year around.

How much does it cost to visit the Museum?
Admission to the Museum is based on an individual, daily rate. Please visit our Admissions page for more details.

Is there a Group or Car Club Rate available?
Yes. Special rates do apply for groups of 15 or more (reservations required). Please check out our Group Visits page for more information and current rates.

Do you offer a Military discount?
Yes, active military with a valid ID receive free admission.

Where is the Gilmore Car Museum located and how do I get there?
The Museum is located at 6865 W Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. For maps and more information about how to get here, please visit our Directions page.

How far is the Museum from Grand Rapids? Lansing? South Haven (the lakeshore)? Detroit? Chicago?
From Grand Rapids: 45 minutes along US-131S
From Lansing: 1 hour 15 minutes along I-69S
From South Haven: (the lakeshore): 1 hour 15 minutes along M-43E
From Detroit: 2 hours and 20 minutes along I-94W
From Chicago: 2 hours 30 minutes along I-94E

What are the hours for the Gilmore Car Museum Library and Research Facility?
The Library and Research Facility is open to the general public Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 4pm. To make a specific appointment, please email Museum Librarian, Richard Bowman, or call 269-671-5089, Ext. 22.

Is the Museum handicap accessible?
Yes, the museum is handicap accessible. There are two galleries located on the second floor, both of which can be accessed by large ramps. The museum also has wheelchairs available for those who may need assistance; please ask one of our Gift Store attendants upon your arrival.

Can I take photographs?
Yes, cameras are strongly encouraged in all buildings and galleries!

Do you have parking for large vehicles, such as tour buses, RVs, motorhomes, etc. while we visit?
Yes, the Museum has a parking area, located in front of the Automotive Heritage Center, specifically designated for RVs, motorhomes and tour buses that is designed to comfortably fit six semi tractor-trailer rigs with easy access both in and out. For those that arrive during our weekend shows, we open our 90-acre site to accommodate over flow for tow vehicles, RVs and etc.

Do you offer camping?
Yes, the Museum offers primitive camping for those who wish to plan an extended visit. Camping is $20.00 per night and visitors must register upon their arrival at our Museum Store. Admission is not included in the camping fees.

Are there hotel accommodations near the Museum?
Yes, please visit our In the Area page for lodging near the Museum.

Are dogs allowed on Museum grounds?
Yes, pets are allowed outside on the Museum grounds, they are not permitted in any building or gallery. All pets must be on a leash at all times and owners are responsible for clean up.

Does the cost of admission change during the Car Shows that take place on the weekends?
The cost of admission may change during our Summer car shows and special event weekends. Please visit our Events page for details and pricing information on each show.

Do you have educational tours or lessons for students? How do I arrange a visit?
Yes, the Museum offers education tours to K-12 student groups for FREE! If you would like to arrange a student tour, lead by a member of our educational team, please email Education Director, Fred Colgren or call 269-617-5089, Ext. 21.

Can I host my private event or corporate meetings at the Museum?
Yes, the Museum has the ability to host an array of special events and corporate meetings. For more information, please email our Director of Specail Events, Betsy Gesmundo, or call 269-671-5089, Ext. 12 for information on renting our facility.

I have a vehicle, item, or artifact that I would like to donate or loan to the Museum, who do I contact?
For more information about donating or loaning items to the Museum, please email our Collections Registrar, Jay Follis, or call 269-671-5089, Ext. 13. All items are subject to undergo a review by our collections committee before a final decision is made about accepting any artifact. To learn more about this process, please visit our Donations page.

How do I become a Proud Member of the Gilmore Car Museum?
To become a member of the Gilmore Car Museum, or for more information, please visit our Membership page for a complete list of membership levels. To purchase a Gilmore Car Museum membership, please call 269-671-5089 or email our Executive Assistant, Brittany Williams.