Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world's greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, "The Spirit of Competition", we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines. Assembled over 50 years by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. We are open Tuesday through Sunday for General Admission and there is always something new and exciting happening here. We offer many different types of events including our world famous Demo Days, Special Events, Special Exhibits and more. The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.
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  • JustJoan12345
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Calling all car enthusiasts
    If you life cars, especially old race cars, this is the place for you. Extensive collection of finely maintained vintage cars. The thing that make Simeone different from other car collections is that these cars are not just for display because they keep them in running order and about once a month on "demo day" they start some up and drive them around. Well worth the $15 admission fee. No need to buy tickets in advance because they never sell out. Check the website for the demo day schedule.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • NJ-Surfcrab
    Manchester Township, New Jersey210 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Visit Anytime, but a DEMO DAY would enhance it.
    I'm not a car enthusiast and didn't know what a sportscar was, but I do now and feel as though I found a piece of history. Dave Linfoot was our guide offering a great deal of history with lots of side tidbits I found interesting and made me understand why the car in front of me was special. He is a stellar example of how a dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer can greatly enhance a visit. The museum is set up by events and types which helps to make it more interesting. These aren't representative cars, they a THE cars.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 10, 2024
  • Peter G
    Sydney, Australia2,007 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good
    What an amazing collection of rare and spectacular sports cars. Even non- car buffs would get something out of this. It’s quite sizeable. We took about 90 mins to walk slowly through the collection. As soon as you enter on the left is an app you can download (they have free wifi) and that gives you an audio description of each display so bring your headphones. That takes over 4 hours? I have too many photos to upload them all.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2024
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Peter G
Sydney, Australia2,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What an amazing collection of rare and spectacular sports cars. Even non- car buffs would get something out of this.

It’s quite sizeable. We took about 90 mins to walk slowly through the collection. As soon as you enter on the left is an app you can download (they have free wifi) and that gives you an audio description of each display so bring your headphones. That takes over 4 hours?

I have too many photos to upload them all.
Written May 24, 2024
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NJ-Surfcrab
Manchester Township, NJ210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I'm not a car enthusiast and didn't know what a sportscar was, but I do now and feel as though I found a piece of history. Dave Linfoot was our guide offering a great deal of history with lots of side tidbits I found interesting and made me understand why the car in front of me was special. He is a stellar example of how a dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer can greatly enhance a visit. The museum is set up by events and types which helps to make it more interesting. These aren't representative cars, they a THE cars.
Written April 10, 2024
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Shawn A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A must visit- an amazing collection of cars for even the novice enthusiasts. Very family friendly and also friendly for young children. Plan on returning for one of their events
Written January 26, 2024
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Oliver G
Philadelphia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The most important collection of antique , classic, and special interest vehicles assembled in one location. Automotive history at its finest. This is a must see museum
Written January 26, 2024
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Elaine R
85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
5 out of 5. Beautiful car museum, so interesting and informative. Pretty spacious museum. Every placker had information of each car and some had videos to go with it. And the space can host events such as parties.
Written November 2, 2023
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JustJoan12345
Fort Washington, PA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
If you life cars, especially old race cars, this is the place for you. Extensive collection of finely maintained vintage cars. The thing that make Simeone different from other car collections is that these cars are not just for display because they keep them in running order and about once a month on "demo day" they start some up and drive them around. Well worth the $15 admission fee. No need to buy tickets in advance because they never sell out. Check the website for the demo day schedule.
Written August 31, 2023
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4Wander99
Maine103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Excellent collection of cars, friendly staff. Informative displays. Enjoyed our time very much, well worth the fee. Wish we knew about this when kids were smaller
Written March 11, 2023
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Todd
New Jersey19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We really enjoyed our visit looking at some great vintage race cars (and some great artwork!). The staff was very helpful and accommodating.
Written November 20, 2022
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dave911nj
Pipersville, PA1,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Definitely worth a trip for any car enthusiasts. 70+ cars in display, all in beautiful working condition. They even have demo day where they show them driving.
Written August 7, 2022
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Jon C
West Haven, CT151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Extensive collection of racing cars range from the beginning of car racing until the 70s. A lot of interesting and rare cars, all of which raced and currently run. They are displayed in a large garage/warehouse and arranged according to where they competed. Plenty of information about each car and where it competed in a display that reflects where it competed. Staff are very friendly. Parking is free and kids, I believe under 18, are free. The museum is not near many other attractions in Philadelphia and is near the airport. You would need to drive there.
Written August 5, 2022
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