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Wisconsin Automotive Museum -
Hartford, WI


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About the Wisconsin Automotive Museum

Location: 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford, WI 53027
Phone: (262) 673-7999
Museum Hours: Winter: (Oct 1-Apr 30) closed Monday, Tuesday & Holidays; Summer: (May 1-Sep 30) Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun Noon-5pm.
Admission: Adults $10; 6-16 $6; under 5 y.o. free; Seniors 62+ $8

The Wisconsin Automotive Museum is Wisconsin's largest auto museum, featuring an ever-growing display of 105 classic cars, vintage autos and automotive artifacts, such as:

  • Hartford-built Kissel Car (1906-1931)
  • The Nash, originally built in Kenosha beginning in 1916
  • Hudson Essex Terraplane display
  • Lionel Train Layout
  • A 250 ton, 1913 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive

Many other models on display are on loan for an ever-changing exhibit.

The collection is rounded out by a growing display of automotive artifacts such as license plates, spark plugs, oil cans and signs, and an assortment of industrial and outboard engines built in Hartford from 1936-1992.

The auto museum is also the home of the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame and the Kissel Kar Klub.