Inside the Tupelo Auto Museum
Featuring 120,000 square feet of automobile displays and open viewing restoration bays, the Tupelo Automobile Museum is a dream for car lovers or for those who just want to stroll down memory lane.
Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed, illustrate the progress of over 100 years of automobile design and engineering. A self-guided tour starts with an 1886 Benz, representing the birth of the automobile and culminates with a never-driven 1994 Dodge Viper. The collection, valued at over $6 million, includes a rare Tucker, a Lincoln previously owned by Elvis Presley, other movie and celebrity vehicles, Hispano Suizas, a Duesenberg and many more rare brands and American favorites.
Just a few cars on display
The collection was put together to illustrate the advancement of the automotive body and mechanical designs from the late 1800's forward. These include steam and electric vehicles of the late 1800's and early 1900's to the various advancements such as pneumatic tires, electric starters and numerous attempts to find a replacement for the manual transmission.
Ongoing vehicle restoration projects can be viewed through windows into restoration areas. The automobiles under restoration will be added to the display area as they are completed.
The museum is available for private and corporate functions and special group tours.
The museum is located directly east of the BancorpSouth Arena at 1 Otis Boulevard. (use East First Street, Tupelo, MS 38804 for your GPS) Open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. For more information about the museum and admission, call 662-842-4242. The Tupelo Automobile Museum is a non-profit educational foundation.
Tupelo Automobile Museum
1 Otis Drive