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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus entertaining displays on Alaska motoring history. With over 100 vintage outfits exhibited alongside automotive works of art, visitors are treated to a visually stunning trip back to a time when cars and fashion dominated the luxury goods market. The museum's automobile collection features over 85 American-made vehicles, including beautifully restored horseless carriages, nickel touring cars, rakish speedster, elegant classics, and early racecars. From rare marquees like Compound and Argonne to well-known names like Packard and Stutz, visitors will be amazed at the beauty, innovation, and history of these rolling masterpieces. All but a few of the automobiles are driven each summer, making this a true "living museum."Home to more than 600 textiles from the 18th to the Mid-20th Century, the museum presents one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the Western United States. The exhibits include enchanting examples of men's and women's fashions, from silk bustle dresses and motoring dusters to shimmering flapper shifts and dapper tuxedos. Antique accessories including historic hats, shoes, jewelry, and more complete the scores of vintage elegance. Historic photos and videos located throughout the galleries vividly illustrate the extreme circumstances faced by Alaska's pioneering motorists. Although dreadful road conditions and severe climate were unkind to their vehicles, some of these early cars survived and several are exhibited in the Alaska Gallery. These include the Territory's very first automobile, built in 1905 by a man who had never seen a car before! At the Sourdough Roadhouse, children and adults can don period clothing and climb aboard a 1911 automobile for photographs along the Old Valdez Trail.
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212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is beautifully kept and has a good selection of American cars.The added attraction is that by most cars you have original clothes of the period.There are also interesting film clips showing Alaska a hundred years ago.The staff are very informative and kind.The toilets...More

Thank Yvonne1155
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Words cannot describe how stunning this museum is. The cars and period clothes will take you on a journey as you wander, read, and enjoy. Meticulously curated, the museum honors the history surrounding each piece and provides the context needed to understand the evolution of...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the hotel adjacent to the museum and walked a short distance to the museum. It had some of the most unusual cars you will ever see. Everything from truck, snow movers, to the oldest cars made in USA. They also have period...More

Thank kurts868
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cars look meticulously restored with beautiful paintwork and interiors, there is good signage and information and it is a great idea to intersperse it with the fashion of the day. I am not into cars at all, but enjoyed the beauty of these.

Thank isa_perth
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We loving hearing from people who don't normally enjoy cars. It makes us so happy to see you enjoying the museum too!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The four of us (two couples) managed to find this museum and it was worth the trip. The autos are beautiful and they all run. The guys had a blast looking at the cars...and until I discovered the period clothing also on display I really...More

Thank DisneylandGal
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wonderful to hear that you liked the clothing too! Thanks for stopping in!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful hidden gem! Beautifully restored cars which the guys were intrigued by and the girls loved the vintage clothing. A very friendly staff including one of the mechanics that works on the cars. He was very informative and more than happy to answer our questions....More

Thank lbergantino59
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It sounds like you met Willy...our museum mananger. So happy you had a great time!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Stopped because male cousin really wanted to see it. Normally I would not have this on my list of places to visit but I recommend it. Vintage cars of Alaska are featured as well...More

Thank 423TPag
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Happy to hear that you had a good time! Thanks for making us part of your time in Fairbanks!

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful array of antique cars beautifully restored in mint condition. I so enjoyed the vintage clothing along side the cars, made it more appealing and real in terms of the years of the cars and what folks were wearing. Very classy cars and...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed our photo car! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must stop if you are visiting Fairbanks area! Very cool auto museum with rare, vintage autos presented in a well kept, modern facility. Informative signs with each display detailing history of the vehicle. Definitely allow plenty of time for this stop as you will...More

Thank KASDKS
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! So glad to hear that you have a great time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

we are classic car people and this is a terrific museum. Not only are the cars unique but they also have the attire of the times. Very impressive. A MUST SEE !!

Thank Thomas R
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, Thomas! Please come back and visit again!

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Response from Tphil5544 | Reviewed this property |
There is public transportation but we opted to walk. It was a couple of miles, but an easy walk.
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