Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles


To operate as a museum of road transportation, vehicles, artifacts, roadside culture, alternative propulsion, and vehicle builders focused on Pennsylvania and the Greater Delaware Valley; as well as the historic vehicles built by Jeremiah Sweinhart's Carriage Factory 1872-1914 and by Paul Hafer's Boyertown Auto Body Works 1914-1990 in the historic Industrial Age factory buildings which now house the collection.

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Address: 85 South Walnut Street
Boyertown, PA 19512
Website: http://www.boyertownmuseum.org
Email: mail@boyertownmuseum.org
Phone Number: 610-367-2090
Fax: 610-367-9712
Since 1965, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles has been preserving Pennsylvania's road transportation history. Housed in a former truck factory--and a carriage factory before that--the Boyertown Museum displays rare and and beautiful examples of our state's manufacturing history. The evolution of road transportation is on display in historic buildings, from horse-drawn carriages, sleighs, and wagons, to a variety of bicycles and motorcycles, to a wide variety of gasoline cars and trucks. Also featured are early electric vehicles and their history. Many of our pieces have been unrestored, and some are the last remaining examples of their kind. The early and experimental days of the motorized vehicles take center stage at the Boyertown Museum.
The Museum continues to save pieces of Pennsylvania's road transportation culture and improve the public's access to our dynamic industrial history.
"This was one of the most worthwhile museums I have visited in a long time. Its holdings were extremely varied, from vintage penny-farthings, tractors and a Conestoga wagon to twentieth century Duryea's, Model T's and a fantastic 1948 woody Chrysler. To top the collection off, there is an original Sunoco gas station and a beautifully restored 1938 diner! Everybody we talked to was exceedingly kind and accommodating, and I would definitely visit the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles again!"

"This "hidden treasure" in Boyertown is a great family outing. The volunteers are friendly, helpful, and educational, and the exhibits are unparalleled. It's automotive history with a big helping of American, Pennsylvanian, and Berks County history thrown in. Highly recommended."

"Amazing, fun place to visit. Loved the variety of the Museum items and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour. He spent more time with us since my husband has antique vehicles and we appreciated all that was for us to see. I highly recommend this museum with a great staff! You will see vehicles that will amaze you that no other Museum has."