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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus entertaining displays on Alaska motoring history. With over 100 vintage outfits exhibited alongside automotive works of art, visitors are treated to a visually stunning trip back to a time when cars and fashion dominated the luxury goods market. The museum's automobile collection features over 85 American-made vehicles, including beautifully restored horseless carriages, nickel touring cars, rakish speedster, elegant classics, and early racecars. From rare marquees like Compound and Argonne to well-known names like Packard and Stutz, visitors will be amazed at the beauty, innovation, and history of these rolling masterpieces. All but a few of the automobiles are driven each summer, making this a true "living museum."Home to more than 600 textiles from the 18th to the Mid-20th Century, the museum presents one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the Western United States. The exhibits include enchanting examples of men's and women's fashions, from silk bustle dresses and motoring dusters to shimmering flapper shifts and dapper tuxedos. Antique accessories including historic hats, shoes, jewelry, and more complete the scores of vintage elegance. Historic photos and videos located throughout the galleries vividly illustrate the extreme circumstances faced by Alaska's pioneering motorists. Although dreadful road conditions and severe climate were unkind to their vehicles, some of these early cars survived and several are exhibited in the Alaska Gallery. These include the Territory's very first automobile, built in 1905 by a man who had never seen a car before! At the Sourdough Roadhouse, children and adults can don period clothing and climb aboard a 1911 automobile for photographs along the Old Valdez Trail.
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212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
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Reviewed yesterday

After reading all the wonderful reviews here, we really wanted to check out this museum however please note the winter hours. We did not know about it until we went there. They are only open Wednesdays & Sundays - Noon to 6 PM.

Thank Sai S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first time in Alaska and my mom was recommended to go to this Auto Museum. I'm glad we went! It was beautiful, from the cars to the clothing and great customer service to top it. I went with my family and everyone...More

Thank Angela R
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks, Angela! So glad to hear your family enjoyed the museum as well as our dress up photo car!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is just incredible. I enjoy cars, but am not the type that will normally go to car museums. However, the focus on early 20th century cars and fashion makes for a wonderful combination that will interest anyone. It is in a very modern...More

Thank Jammerman52
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you loved the museum! We'll take a look into the Google Maps issue so thanks for letting us know!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not a car buff but this was a worthy stop in Fairbanks. The cars are amazing, the building well set up, and the audio tour well done. Everyone there was eager to share experiences and knowledge. Can't really ask more for the price...More

Thank bnball
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for spending some time with us! We really are happy to hear that you enjoyed the audio tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another Fairbanks attraction that should not be missed. The antique cars in this museum are in excellent condition and the docent said that all, but 3, are still operational. In addition to the cars and carriages, there is period clothing depicting what the ladies of...More

Thank FrequentTraveler696
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Please stop in again the next time you're in Fairbanks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see while visiting Fairbanks. The museum has a wonderful layout, free audio players with the entry fee. Absolutely wonderful visit.

Thank Calvin L
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting, Calvin! We just changed our layout so that feedback is great to hear! Please stop in again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to this museum was an awesome experience, just the many many cars that were displayed and the quality of the cars, it was just awesome.

Thank melburnew
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing part of your day with us! We are so happy to hear you had a lovely time and liked the cars!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of our exploration of Fairbanks this past week included a highly recommended tour of the Antique Auto Museum. When we pulled up, it looked like nothing more than a warehouse garage. We got more than we expected! All but three of the vehicles in...More

Thank nasteekatt
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We truly appreciate it and are so glad that you loved the museum!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something to see and learn for people of all ages. I loved the bead work and history cloth that match the cars.

Thank 907Rita2018
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Rita! We are so glad you enjoyed the clothing as well as the cars. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I had heard wonderful things from my friends about the museum, I was still somewhat skeptical. The first moment I walked into the museum my skepticism was immediately cast aside. This was truly a fine display of vintage automobiles and vintage clothing from the...More

Thank Ali S
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Ali! We might be biased, but we love that '27 red Stutz too! Thanks for stopping in when you were in town!

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Response from Tphil5544 | Reviewed this property |
There is public transportation but we opted to walk. It was a couple of miles, but an easy walk.
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