PO Box 248
Stow, MA 01775
(978) 562-9182 or (978) 568-8924
Features: Both pre-war classic cars and racing machines and classic aircraft. From the “Brass Era,” a 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash and a 1916 Stanley Steamer Mountain Wagon; from the “Roarings ‘20s,” a 1921 Marmon Model 34 Speedsters’ from the “Classic Era,” a 1927 Rolls Royce Springfield Phantom 1 Phaeton and a 1929 LaSalle Model 2H, to name only a few examples in the collection.
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
15 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Features: A continuing exhibit tells the history of the French motor car in "L'automobile: A Century of Innovation and Style." Includes autos made by Delahaye, Delage, Facel-Vega, Voisin, Renault, Citroen, DeDion, Leon Bollee, Bugatti, Peugeot, Rochet-Schneider, Gardner-Serpollet and others. The actual vehicles on display will change as the exhibit continues for one year.
Josiah K. Lilly III Automobile Collection
Heritage Museums & Gardens
(508) 888-3300, ext. 121
Features: This collection is housed in a two-story replica of a Shaker Round Barn on the grounds of an extensive campus of history and horticultural attractions on the west end of Cape Cod. Among the vehicles on display: actor Gary Cooper's 1930 Duesenberg, a 1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster model 8-100A, a 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Phaeton, a 1912 Mercer Raceabout and a 1909 White Steam Car Model M, one of the first official cars of the White House, owned by President William Howard Taft.
National Streetcar Museum
25 Shattuck Street
Features: This is an offshoot of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, ME. It's an exhibit describing the history of urban rail transportation and how its rebirth is helping to revitalize American cities.
Simmons Homestead Inn
288 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis Port, MA 02647
Features: A collection of more than 50 classic sports cars, mostly English with some Japanese and European ones thrown in -- and all of them are red. There are a dozen Lotuses, a half-dozen MGs, Triumphs and Jaguars, and a smattering of Austin Healeys, TVRs, Datsuns, and Ferrari, Mazda, Morgan, AC, Daimler, Sunbeam, Mini Cooper, etc.
Walker Transportation Collection
Beverly Historical Society and Museum
117 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915-5196
( 978) 922-1186
Features: As the collection curators put it, "If it moved or existed within, around, or above New England, the collection most likely has a photo of it." The collection covers trains, streetcars, trolleys, trucks, buses, cars, ships, and planes — all forms of transportation.
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