Hours & Admission

Gilmore Car Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

The Historic Campus and outer buildings are open seasonally, April 1st – November 30th.

The Automotive Heritage Center and immediate, connecting galleries are open all year around. 

General Admission:

Daily Adults, 18 & older: $12.00
Seniors, 62 & older: $11.00
AAA Members: $11.00
Students, 7-17: FREE
Children, 6 & Under*: FREE
Active Military - must present ID: FREE 

Group Admission: 

Groups of 12 or more Adults, 18 & older: $10.00
Seniors, 62 & older: $9.00
Car Clubs – arriving in antique cars: $8.00
Student Groups, all grades**: FREE
Guided Tour – admission, plus $75.00 fee

*Must be accompanied by an adult
 **School groups must preschedule.
 **REQUIRED: One chaperone (FREE) for every six students. 


George & Sally’s BLUE MOON DINER

Located on the Gilmore Car Museum Campus
Serving Daily, May 1 – October 31 from 11am - 4pm and Wednesday evenings from 6pm - 9pm

Some people travel several miles for a really good cup of coffee. In 2005 the Gilmore Car Museum brought that really good coffee over 790 miles! The Museum added to its collection a piece of Historic Roadside Americana, a 1941 Silk City Diner formerly known as the "Blue Moon Diner."

For nearly 60 years and countless cups of coffee, this eatery was a roadside landmark in Meridan, CT, serving locals and weary travelers alike. This remarkably well-preserved diner was located by the Gilmore Car Museum in the fall of 2003 and has traveled 790 miles from its original location in Connecticut to Cleveland, OH to undergo a partial restoration, then continued on to the Gilmore Car Museum. It arrived amongst great fanfare June 3, 2004.

A substantial gift in the memory of Hickory Corner residents, George and Sally Turner, by their family, started the Museum's diner project. Additional funds to purchase and restore the diner have come through continued donations, the Museum's Wednesday Night Cruise-ins and the sale of engraved paver blocks.


All areas of the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and Gilmore Car Museum campus are ADA compliant and are accessible to people in wheelchairs. All Museum exhibits are wheelchair accessible.

Parking - Parking is free, and handicap accessible parking spaces are located in the parking lots.

Wheelchairs - A limited number of wheelchairs are available for our guests.

Restrooms - All public restrooms include handicap accessible facilities, and are ADA compliant.

Assistive Animals - Visitors who require service animals, such as guide-dogs, are welcome to bring them on the Gilmore campus and into the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum.

Hearing Impaired - To help visitors who are hearing impaired, all exhibits on the Gilmore campus include text panels.

Pets - Dogs are allowed on the Gilmore campus, so bring your best friend and enjoy! Your dog must be kept on a leash at all times.

Single visitors, adult groups or school groups with special needs can be accommodated at the Museum with guided tours. Please call for more information.