When you think of Hershey, Pennsylvania, most likely the first thing you think of is chocolate. But there is more to Hershey than chocolate—like the AACA Museum. Any classic car enthusiast would love the AACA Museum. Cars range from a Chicago Benton Harbor, made in 1895, to a 2002 BMW Mini-Cooper that has been modified into a snowmobile. The museum exhibits a lot of awesome cars, but what particularly caught our attention was the collection of Tucker automobiles. The collection includes 48 automobiles, engines and memorabilia from David Cammack, Tucker historian and collector. It is the world’s largest Tucker collection in the world.
Only 51 cars were built, and 47 of them remain in collections throughout the world. You may be familiar with the Tucker from the movie, Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Preston Tucker was a visionary ahead of his time. His cars, built in 1948, included such innovations as a windshield designed to eject during a crash, a rear engine, and a center headlight that swiveled as the car turned a corner. Unfortunately, Tucker went bankrupt, and the Tucker car production came to a screeching halt.
AACA Cammack Tucker Collection
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If you visit the AACA Museum
The AACA Museum, located at 161 Museum Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (last admission at 4 p.m.) It is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Check the website for admission rates and other details.
During our visit to Hershey we stayed in at the Red Umbrella Bed and Breakfast in nearby Grantville. Check rates here
Disclosures: The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau and AACA Museum hosted our visit to this attraction. Our admission was complimentary. However, any opinions expressed in this article are my own.
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