Fireworks, First Thursday and the Future Celebrating July 4th

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We’re kicking off our Independence Day celebration early here at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum with some special hours and programs.

Join us for our Late Night First Thursday program on July 2nd at 7:00 PM featuring brass cars and crank starters. This 30 – 45 minute program will be presented by Jim Costa and will include a Model T Ford and other vehicles that use crank starters. Did you know that a Model T has 3 pedals? Do you know why? Attendees can learn more about brass cars, how to crank an engine and more. The Museum is open the first Thursday of every month from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

On July 4th enjoy a clear view of the HERSHEYPARK® fireworks from the grounds of the AACA Museum. We will be open late from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Tour the Museum during this time for just $7.00 per person! Red, white and blue is not in short supply at the Museum. It can be found in the “Motorbikes for the Masses”, “A Family Affair: Station Wagons” and “Automotive Jewelry” which are our current special summer exhibits. What is a more patriotic way to spend Independence Day than in the company of some good, old fashioned American automobiles and scooters?

Don’t forget your blankets and chairs to enjoy tailgating on the grass while you await the HERSHEYPARK® fireworks (fireworks are weather permitting). There will be an ice cream and beverage vendor available with snacks, or bring your own. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted. The AACA Museum is perched up on the hill overlooking the town of Hershey, which makes this the perfect place to stay and watch the fireworks show scheduled for @ 10:15 PM!

Did you know that on July 4 the weekend 30 years ago the iconic movie “Back to the Future” was released? In the movie Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to the seemly distant year of 2015. In the present 2015, we have on display a “Back to the Future” tribute car – an original DeLorean that has been hand crafted to look like the original movie car along with some other interesting artifacts for you to enjoy.

Cruise into the AACA Museum for some fun this July 4th weekend as part of your holiday celebration.

About the AACA Museum
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. Special July 4th evening rate of $7.00 is available from 5-9PM. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. New for 2015, the AACA Museum will be open from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit