The Pierce-Arrow Museum is an integral part of the 90-acre complex at the Gilmore Museum. A visit to the Pierce-Arrow Museum is also a visit to the broader facilities of the Gilmore. There are many enjoyable benefits for Pierce-Arrow enthusiasts because of our location within a unique community totally dedicated to automotive history. These attractions include the Franklin Museum, the Cadillac & LaSalle Museum now in the Carriage House, the Ford Model A Museum under construction, Tucker and Lincoln displays and the Michigan Miniatures Museum for the ladies
The Gilmore Museum grounds are situated on beautifully landscaped grounds in rural southwest Michigan, two miles west of Hickory Corners on Highway M-43, midway between Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Grand Rapids, 15 minutes east of US 131, and 20 minutes north of I-94.
Each year the Gilmore organizes special events, car shows and swap meets. Check the Gilmore website link for the annual car show schedule. Several full-menu restaurants serve the area near the museum, and overnight accommodations are situated off the two interstate highways.
In 1987, the Gilmore Car Museum became affiliated with the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) when the club established their museum on the Gilmore campus. A large two-story antique barn was disassembled, moved and reassembled on the southwest corner of the museum property. Named after the lead donor, Thomas W. Barrett, it is one of nine exhibit barns on the grounds. See the link to the CCCA Museum website.
Over 60,000 people visited this facility in 2011. It is open to the public 7 days a week through the six-month season. More than 500,000 visitors since 2004 have been exposed to Pierce-Arrow history, many for the first time. With the new Automotive Heritage Center, much of the Gilmore Complex is open the year round.
The support, guidance and expertise of the Gilmore staff is a major factor in our success. We are an integral part of one of the largest and finest automobile museums in the world.
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