The William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Auto Museum

12031 William Penn Hwy, Huntingdon, PA 16652 - United States




The Swigart Museum is the oldest car museum in America. It was started in 1920 by W. Emmert Swigart. Upon his death in 1949 his son William claimed the 12 cars he had and built the collections to what they are today. We have a very large collection of license plates, name badges, antique and classic toys, bicycles and much more. We have several one-of-a-kind cars plus 2 Tuckers and Herbie, The Love Bug.


There are 30-35 cars on display at all times. Several are one-of-a-kind vehicles— such as the Carroll, a 12 cylinder Duesenberg and the Tucker proto type. The oldest car on display is a 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile and the latest model is the 1981 Delorean. There is a large display of license plates from every state and many foreign countries. There are name badges that are shown throughout the museum.


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