Florida is famous for its theme parks and beach resorts. But if you’re a motorcycle lover, this lesser-known attraction might just become your favorite: vintage motorcycles in the Tallahassee Automobile Museum (TAM). The museum is located just off Exit 209A of Interstate 10 (I-10), making for a convenient stop on your way to the Central Florida theme parks — or a separate trip on its own.
About the Tallahassee Automobile Museum
The museum primarily showcases vehicles and Americana from the personal collection of its founder and owner, the Tallahassee-based businessman DeVoe L. Moore. Mr. Moore built the original facility to house his small collection of 15 automobiles. Over time, the collection outgrew that first building. In 2007, the museum relocated to its current 100,000-square-foot facility. The Tallahassee Automobile Museum opened to the public in May 1996 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation.
The Tallahassee Automobile Museum Collections and Visitor Information
When you hop on your bike to check out the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, motorcycles are just some of the many antiques and curiosities you’ll see. For more information on current and temporary displays, check the official museum website.
The vintage motorcycles in the Tallahassee Automobile Museum include various retro Mustang models, such as:
- Trail machine models
Visit the museum to see these beauties in person and learn about the history of the Mustang Motorcycle Corporation and its legendary founder, the manufacturing mogul John Gladden.
Other Collections and Exhibits
As its name suggests, the Tallahassee Automobile Museum houses more than just motorcycles. The current display features:
- 160+ vintage automobiles
- Native American artifacts
- Outboard motors dating back to 1908
- Adding machines as old as 1864
- Vintage brass cash registers and electrical fans
- Pedal cars
- Florida fishing lures
- Baseball cards, antique golf collectibles, and other sports memorabilia
- One of the largest case knives collections in the country
- Some of the most gorgeous Steinway pianos in the U.S.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are numerous smaller collections featuring everything from vintage baby bottles and rattles to telephones, typewriters, slot machines, pocket watches, and more — the list goes on.
These are the admission rates in 2022. Always check the museum website for the most up-to-date rates before you go.
- General admission: $20
- Seniors, veterans, and active military: $17.50
- Two or more guests: $17.50 each
- Students aged 10 to 18: $11.75
- Children aged 5 to 9: $8
- Children aged 4 and under: FREE
The museum has special rates for groups of 10 or more if you call in advance.
For groups of 35 or more, you can have a Lunch-n-Tour on weekdays, which includes a museum tour and a delicious buffet lunch in one of the banquet rooms. What better outing for like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts than a trip to this one-of-a-kind museum to explore vintage motorcycles and more, plus a private lunch?
Tallahassee Automobile Museum, 6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
The museum is open year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day:
- Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
- Saturday: 10am to 5pm
- Sunday: 11 am to 5pm
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If you can’t get enough of vintage motorcycles, make the Tallahassee Automobile Museum a stop on your next road trip. You can also check out the eclectic collection of curiosities and history on display, including vintage Batmobiles!
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