The AACA Museum, Inc. at Hershey displays vintage automobiles in unique scenes and settings! Visitors can stroll through eight decades in time while traveling from New York to San Francisco. It’s a trip down memory lane as you recall the cars your grandparents or parents drove as well as those from your early driving days.
The Museum’s 1920s scene is adorned with several panoramic views of downtown Hershey. These images were recreated using archival photos of downtown Hershey, PA in the 1920s. These paintings will take you back to a simpler time, where you can almost hear the sounds of the early city. This artwork was commissioned by the Museum with artist David Naydock, a resident of Pottsville, PA.
The Cammack Gallery features the World’s Largest Collection of Tucker Automobiles and related artifacts. The Cammack Tucker collection is a permanent exhibit opened in late 2014 and displays 3 Tucker ’48 automobile, the factory Tucker test chassis, hundreds of engineering drawings, original Tucker parts, and several experimental engines. The Tucker ’48 vehicles include Tucker #1001 – the first “production” prototype, Tucker #1022 – Mr. Cammack’s first Tucker and Tucker #1026 – the only surviving Tucker with an automatic transmission. A total of 51 Tuckers were built by hand in Chicago, of which 47 are known to exist still. In addition to the “real” Tucker automobiles, the gallery displays Tucker Movie Car #003 which is a fiberglass reproduction used in the making of “Tucker: A Man And His Dream.”
Continue your journey on the Museum’s Lower Level with a tour of the Museum of Bus Transportation—the largest collection of buses on display under one roof in the United States! A dozen buses and an illustrated timeline trace the history of bus transportation—from the days of crank starts and wicker seats to full-sized motor coaches complete with uniformed hostesses.
Our Permanent Collection
Looking for the Limelight? Be sure to see the Lakeland bus used in the academy award winning movie Forrest Gump and the 1936 Ford Cabriolet which served as Matt Damon’s car in the movie “The Good Shepherd.” Directed by Robert DeNiro, starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. This cold-war spy-thriller was released in December 2006.
The AACA Museum added to its collection the personal car of actress and television icon, Betty White. This car was owned by the actress for 25 years and appeared on-air in a two-part episode of the TV series, “Mama’s Family.” Read more>
The museum also displays a 1928 Pierce Arrow touring sedan that chauffered stars from Paramount Studios to their homes in the Hollywood Hills during the Roaring Twenties.
The AACA Museum recently added to its collection the personal car of the famed music icon, the late
Whitney Houston. Houston, one of the most successful singers of all time and often referred to as “The
Rolls-Royce of soul voices”. A 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine purchased through her publishing company Nippy, Inc was used extensively for her daily activities. Read more…
There’s always something new to see and do at the AACA Museum.
It’s a year-round destination for visitors of all ages!