Devoe Moore is a man who is both passionate about the past and Tallahassee politics as evident by his tireless efforts to create and promote one of the best automotive museums in the country: the “Tallahassee Automobile Museum and Unique Collectibles.”
It affords visitors a 100,000 square foot slice of history that is just as comforting as a slab of grandma’s apple pie on the Fourth of July.
What follows is a short description of what visitors to this “museum of marvels” may expect to find there.
The cars on display at the museum will give visitors a rush of feel good nostalgia as they gaze upon such favorites as “Chevy Bel-Airs”, “T-Birds”, “Kaiser Darrin Roadsters”,” Javelin SSTs”, “Plymouth Roadrunners”, vintage Ford pickup trucks and “Tucker Torpedoes.”
Highlights of the automotive exhibits at the “Tallahassee Automobile Museum and Unique Collectibles” include both the “Batmobile” and the “Penguin’s Duck” vehicle from the movie “Batman Returns”, the “Batmobile” from the movie “Batman Forever”, the “1951 Studebaker” stunt car from the movie “Tucker”, a rare 1920 “Case”, a “1913 Car Nation Tourer”, the circa 1860’s hearse used to transport former President Lincoln’s body, a pre-production 1894 “Duryea” and a “Duesenberg Model J.”
As the name of the facility suggests, there are more than just cars on display. The museum is also host to a wide array of pedal cars, baseball cards and sports collectibles, vintage toys, vintage can openers, spark plugs, art from Thailand, vintage advertising signs, bicycles, golf memorabilia, Native and early American artifacts, vintage time pieces and much more.
Visitors should allot several hours of viewing time in order to enjoy all the museum has to offer.
Hours of Operation
The “Tallahassee Automobile Museum and Unique Collectibles” is open daily, year round from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on Saturday and noon until 5:00 pm on Sunday.
As of early 2011 admission to the “Tallahassee Automobile Museum and Unique Collectibles” is roughly $16 per adult and $8 per child between the ages of 5 through 8.
Children less than five years of age are gratis and there are discounts available for groups and students as well.
As hours of operation, exhibits and admission prices are subject to change, would-be visitors are encouraged to reconfirm all details directly with the “Tallahassee Automobile Museum and Unique Collectibles” staff prior to trip departure.
Those travelers who would like more information on other things to see and do while in Tallahassee, Florida should contact either the “Leon County Tourism Development Department” or log onto the “Visit Tallahassee” website for additional details.
Tallahassee Automobile Museum and Unique Collectibles
6800 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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