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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

1100 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2534
+1 270-765-2181
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Well worth the stop!

My husband was in charge of finding us interesting things to see on a recent road trip, and this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
An absolutely hidden gem

We were visiting Louisville and a friend took me to the museum. It made for a wonderful little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard D
Tallahassee, United States
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"... a wonderful collection, and it's FREE! Thank you" a recent visitor. The Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900's to the 1960's in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. After years of planning and nine months of construction, Swope`s Cars of Yesteryear opened in May 1999. The collection consists of sixty magnificent machines of the past, all museum quality. These are exciting automobiles that stir memories of long ago days when motoring was a fun-filled adventure. Our museum allows car fans and collectors to admire the progression of automobiles over time. Our collection includes antique cars like the 1914 Model T and the 1925 Pierce Arrow to classics like the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and the 1956 Thunderbird.
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1100 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2534
+1 270-765-2181
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband was in charge of finding us interesting things to see on a recent road trip, and this definitely was! It was a really extensive collection, especially considering it was FREE! The informational plaques on each car were very complete and anything not provided...More

Thank montanakb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Louisville and a friend took me to the museum. It made for a wonderful little trip. The cars are in magnificent condition and are available for close inspection; no velvet ropes keeping you at a distance. I had to keep my hands...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shannon has a fantastic wealth of knowledge regarding the beautiful collection of cars! Thank you for sharing with us, we loved our time at the showroom! 1960 was a great year! ;)

Thank Krista C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must see. The cars are from Mr. Swope's collection, and this is not all of his cars. Shannon welcomed us and gave us information about the cars and the history behind many of the cars. She loves her job and she...More

Thank Hall7454
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When looking at the internet, we saw a 1955 Chrysler New Yorker. Our first family car. Unfortunately this car was in storage when we got there. They tried to get the car from storage, but unable to do so. Did not matter there were so...More

Thank JEDER52760
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Very cool place, well done!!! A blast to visit and look at all the very cool and well maintained vehicles, and best of all its gratis!!!

Thank Mjldly
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great stop of moving thru the area, however, Elizabethtown, KY has nothing to offer in decent food after your stop! Went looking for a simple nice sit down pizza parlor. One- even though the sign was still up was out of business for a year,...More

1  Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This museum is so elite and the models on display will take your breath away. They are high vintage and some I have never seen before. Whenever I am in the area I always ask my friends if they have been there and if they...More

Thank Nancytriker
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Swopes was everything I hoped it would be. We were greeted warmly and allowed to take all the time we wanted with each car. The museum is just the right size and not overwhelming. We had a great time and are ready to take some...More

Thank Barbie B
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, clean, very knowledgeable regarding each car. Very passionate about the cars and the history of not only the cars but the family. Mr. & Mrs. Swope. If it wasn't for their passion we wouldn't be able to enjoy seeing them. And paying it forward...More

Thank 1dianaMarie
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Mary R
Is there an admission charge
27 June 2016|
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Helen S
Is the museum handicapped assessable?
24 September 2015|
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Response from NHTraveler1312 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think you would have a problem, well worth a visit..