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Stahls Automotive Foundation

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Address: 56516 N Bay Dr, Chesterfield, MI 48051-3738
Phone Number: +1 586-749-1078
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Tue 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A collection of cars from 1800's to 1960's along with automated musical...

A collection of cars from 1800's to 1960's along with automated musical instruments and a Wurlitzer Theater Organ. We charge no entry fee but we do have a donation box at our entry door. We are currently open every Tuesday from 1:00-4:00 and the first Saturday of the month from 11:00-4:00. Please check our website or Stahls Automotive Foundation on Facebook for any changes in hours.

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An extraordinary museum!

I am not one to be easily impressed, but this museum blew me away! The collection included many rare or one of a kind automobiles, including several that had been featured in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
RetiredTeacher33
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Rochester Hill,MI
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Rochester Hill,MI
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not one to be easily impressed, but this museum blew me away! The collection included many rare or one of a kind automobiles, including several that had been featured in movies. There were gasoline signs and pumps, many unusual musical "players" that I had never seen in my lifetime. This museum is a treasure and not to be... More 

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Fraser, Michigan
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483 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is by far a wonderful collection of cars and musical players. Such a wide variety of cars of all makes and models.

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Thank Rose C
New Baltimore, Michigan, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you live within a half an hour of this establishment you may not even know it exists. They have approximately 95 classic cars on display at any given time. Also many unique musical instruments that play music on command. They have beautiful colors displayed in the beautiful show room all on the donation only basis I highly recommend it... More 

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Terri C, General Manager at Stahls Automotive Foundation, responded to this review

Linda, We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit here and thank you for taking the time out to give us an awesome review! We hope to see you back again soon! Terri More 

Detroit, Michigan
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I have never seen a collection like this in my life. This is no ordinary car collection consisting of mustangs, chargers, and camaros. While those are all beautiful cars, this collection has the cars you may have heard about but are too rare to find anywhere. If you ever heard of a Tucker automobile then you know there are only... More 

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Terri C, General Manager at Stahls Automotive Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and hope that you plan to return again soon! Terri More 

Detroit, MI
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Unashamedly, I love cars, and I found some gems iat Stahl's: the most beautifully proportioned Duesenberg special; a 4.5l Bentley to die for; and a challenging choice between taking home a fine Delahaye ...or a Stutz Bearcat. Jeepers: car heaven. Among the cars here, these were my gems, but there was so much more. And then there were the music... More 

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Terri C, General Manager at Stahls Automotive Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. Please be sure to return often, we like to add new items to always keep the museum interesting! Terri More 

Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

If you enjoy looking at vintage cars then Stahl's needs to be on your bucket-list. Not a huge collection, just the right size for a 2 to 3 hour visit. There are several unique, one of a kind, vehicles, and you can walk right up for a close look. Most have placards telling you about them. In addition, there is... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I work with special needs adults and am always looking for free activities, due to their limited incomes. The museum staff were very friendly and informative. We had such a good time and they are all asking to go back already!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

It's pretty much an art museum in disguise! Vintage, handcrafted, lovely works of art in the form of early 20th century automobiles and automated musical instruments. The musical pieces work and are a joy to watch. The organist also played a few tunes - live music like that is such a treat. If you like design, craftsmanship, novelty and history... More 

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chesterfield, michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

We attended a function here in December and had a thoroughly lovely experience. The museum of old cars and music boxes etc. is out of this world. The docents are very helpful. Get a group together, come by yourself - you won't be sorry.

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Berkley, Michigan
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Not just a Car Show. The Stahl Museum is actually small in size, but there is so much to look at. Lots of classic cars, and memorabilia. The lobby is full of old player music machines. These machines play violins and a whole band sound. From the early 1900's these machines are fascinating to look at and hear. Inside the... More 

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