The Blackhawk Museums (established in 1988) is a group of museums located in Danville, California, best recognized for its large collection of classic, uncommon and distinctive cars. The Museum is a 501(c)3 personal working company that is not for profit.

 

About 90 classic cars are housed in the museum. It also contains an exhibition showing the Wheelchair Foundation's job. The plant is situated within the shopping center of Blackhawk Plaza and is an affiliate through the affiliations program of Smithsonian.

 

Founded in 1982 by a collaboration between patron Ken Behring and don Williams, the Blackhawk Automotive Museum launched its gates in August 1988 for the first time. The Museum, a non-profit personal working association 501(c)3, was set up to guarantee that important automotive treasures were displayed for government pleasure and instructional enrichment.

 

A 1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C with a body paneled with tulipwood is one of the most unusual features of the museum. Over the years, the museum also housed a 1962 John F. Kennedy limousine and a Chinese Hongqi, the first Chinese-made car to be imported into the United States.

 

The multiple galleries and reception regions throughout the Museum have held several evolving exhibitions, representative of subjects in transport, culture and science as they relate to our society. Current displays include American jukebox choices from the juke box's golden age and exhibit of antique gas pumps. The Blackhawk Automotive Museum has been an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution since 2000 and they have collaborated with each other to take a range of cultural events, historical artifacts and 

major cars from across the United States.

 

It was genuinely a privilege to see these vintage cars. The museum is very quiet, smooth and enjoyable. The descriptions are concise and well structured for each car and offer you a wonderful understanding into the automotive history. Blackhawk Museum's other parts are lovely even though they're not the museum's star. They also give discounts for students and seniors.

This amazing location is conveniently located in close proximity to the follow Danville places of interest.  Make sure to check them out on your next visit:

 

  • Museum Of The San Ramon Valley

  • Museums and historic sites

  • Museum of the San Ramon Valley (located in the restored 1891 Southern Pacific depot)

  • DPG Pavers Danville Location

  • Blackhawk Museum

  • Town Meeting Hall

  • Mount Diablo State Park

  • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

  • Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site - Tao House.

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