Frequently Asked Questions

Gilmore FAQ

Please click on any of the below questions for answers.

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

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.

Admission to the Museum is based on an individual, daily rate. Please visit our Admissions page for more details.

Yes, discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Pre-registration is required and the group must provide one form of payment as a group to receive the special rate. Please check out our Group Visits page for more information and current rates.

Yes, active military with a valid ID receive free admission.

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.

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

The Gilmore Car Museum Library and Research Facility is currently not open to the general public. We are in the process of re-evaluating, re-organizing and re-focusing the mission of this resource.

YES, the museum is handicap accessible, including two personal elevators allowing access to second floors. A limited number of wheelchairs (free) and mobility scooters (a daily rental fee) are available for those who may need assistance. Please ask one of our Museum Store attendants upon your arrival for assistance.

Yes, cameras are strongly encouraged in all buildings and galleries! If you are a professional photographer looking to utilize our venue, please please click here to view our Photo Policy.

Yes, the Museum has a parking area, located in front of the Automotive Heritage Center, specifically designated for RVs, motor homes 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.

Yes, the Museum offers primitive camping for those who wish to plan an extended visit. Camping is $25.00 per night and visitors must register upon their arrival at our Museum Store. Admission is not included in the camping fees.

Yes, please visit our In the Area page for lodging options near the Museum.

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 cleaning up after their pet.

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.

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.

Yes, the Museum has the ability to host an array of special events and corporate meetings. For more information, please email our Director of Special Events or call 269-671-5089, Ext. 12 for information on renting our facility.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Loans and Donations page. All items offered to the museum are subject to undergo a review by our Collections & Exhibits Committee before a final decision is made regarding accepting any artifact or vehicle. As we are a 501(c)3 non-profit museum, we DO NOT purchase vehicles, motorcycles, or artifacts and rely solely on loans and donations.

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 and purchase information.

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