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Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
+1 925-736-2280
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great museum for auto enthusiast

great good size museum, extremely clean and shiny, all cars I believe are privately own. some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
Holiday Trains

Great time of year to bring your family to Blackhawk Museum to enjoy the museum and European train... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Ramon, California
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Since opening in August 1988, the Blackhawk Museum has displayed classic automobiles and myriad exhibitions exemplifying art, technology and history. Local students, residents and international visitors enjoy educational presentations, cultural programs and volunteer opportunities. Since the beginning it has been home to the Automotive Gallery with over 55 vintage, classic, rare and sports automobiles on display. These automobiles are regarded as works of art and range from the dawn of the motoring age through the 1960's. In 2015, a new exhibition, The Spirit of the Old West opened, telling the story of the western frontier from the perspective of both the Native Americans and the settlers before, during and after the expansion west. The exhibition features authentic artifacts from the period, a large diorama depicting key historic moments, scenes of wildlife from the frontier and other elements that bring the past to life.
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“on display” (21 reviews)
“second floor” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
+1 925-736-2280
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great good size museum, extremely clean and shiny, all cars I believe are privately own. some vintage to modern, like back to the future car:) when we were there there was a nativity exposition upstair, very informative, original and not crowded at all, they may...More

Thank AubTob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time of year to bring your family to Blackhawk Museum to enjoy the museum and European train displays. While the train exhibit is just down from the museum, its a great time and the kids will love it as we do each year.More

Thank BaileyKuma
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. We were pleased to have the ETE Operating Model Train exhibit back this year and glad that you enjoyed the display. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This happened to be the last item on our list of places to visit while staying at Danville, CA. The western display was awesome. And the antique display look terrific, but we didn't have enough time. It will be near the top of our list...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a nice time here, didn't realize how big it was...numerous rooms to check out. Also, after the day of fun. we continued over to the plaza. had some lunch, watched the ducks and the kids played at the little playground Nice day out!

Thank Clutzylou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this museum for exhibits an things to see. New China exhibit along with cars and wild west. European trains for holidays

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Educational place very informative for children and adults alike. Adjoined by Blackhawk school and other facilities.

Thank drmsp2
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We typically attend the First Sunday of the month Cars and Coffee and if friends join us we go to the museum. Last time there was a complete Old West Miniature display on the top floor that was excellent. Always something good to see and...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We attended a private movie featuring Bruce Mc laren the Formula 1 Race car legend and famous car designer at the Blackhawk Museum . The atmosphere and setting in the Blackhawk Auto museum for this movie was really great . Afterwards the commentary from a...More

Thank Jerome N
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Nice plaza for shopping and dining, photogrphy, movie and the museum is informative and people who has interest on cars and want to know more on tribal life they can enjoy a lot

Thank Vijay Kumar C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We've lived within 15 miles of Blackhawk and have never (until this month) visited Blackhawk Museum. We had out of town guests and a good time was had by all. The car people in our group took a docent-led tour that was very good. Cars...More

Thank Clint L
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10 May 2017|
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Response from LBWoody | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are admission fees.
10 May 2017|
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Response from Vicente Jr G | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are at $12; seniors are at $8; children at $8 if you buy through their website blackhawkmusuemThese are their discounted prices. No group rates are listed