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As electric vehicles continue to soar in popularity, the age of the hotrod seems to be nearing its end, making classic muscle cars a rare sight on the roads. Luckily, Cartersville’s Savoy Automobile Museum offers a trip back to a simpler time in car design. At Savoy, Georgia car lovers can immerse themselves in 120 years’ worth of automotive history, with models that start from 1903 and end with modern classics.
“Savoy Automobile Museum connects people to the cultural diversity of the automobile,” the museum’s website says. “Whether you are a serious car collector, a weekend enthusiast, or simply a traveling motorist from Detroit to Daytona, Savoy aims to educate and entertain through changing exhibits, educational programs, and engaging experiences.”
The world-class museum sits on 37 acres in Cartersville, Georgia, and provides access to a variety of automobiles and a specially curated collection of original automotive art.
What is there to do?
Galleries A, B and C offer a rotation of changing exhibits, while Gallery D is a showcase of the best of the best from the Savoy collection. From antiques to classic muscle cars, Gallery D is an all-star display of history’s most iconic rides.
Meanwhile, the Presentation Theatre provides a more cutting-edge experience. Featuring a video wall and a built-in turntable stage, the space serves as a venue for car unveilings, auto auctions, photo shoots, lectures and more.
After you’ve toured the galleries, stop by the Savoy Cafe for full meals and quick snacks alike. The cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For true automotive enthusiasts, special private tours offer a peak into the museum’s vehicle storage building. Located just behind the museum, the 33,000-square-foot building houses the cars not currently on display.
Savoy will soon introduce a new outdoor pavilion offering ample space for car shows, concerts, cruise-ins, swap meets and car club gatherings.
Know before you go
Savoy Automobile Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission to the museum costs $15 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the museum’s front desk.
The museum also offers memberships, starting at $55 per year.
All memberships include unlimited general admission for one year, a 10% discount at the Savoy Store and Savoy Cafe, a subscription to “The Savoy Story” member newsletter, a personalized digital membership card, expedited members-only check-in, and discounted early purchase opportunities for exhibition previews and other ticketed events.