We thought we would take a moment to answer some of the questions we hear most often.
Are you open today?
We are open 7 days per week from 9am-5pm. We are closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Days.
How long does a tour/visit take?
Please plan to spend at least 1.5 - 2hours enjoying the Museum. We currently exhibit over 160 vehicles, WWI & WWII airplane engines, and vintage clothing. We have videos and storyboards to enjoy. With so much to see, some folks spend all day!
How much does it cost?
Members are always admitted free of charge. Current adult admission is $10 per person. Student admission (ages 6-18) is $5; children 5 and under are free. Reduced rates are available to pre-booked groups of 10 or more.
Are you handicap-accessible?
Yes, the Museum is totally handicap-accessible. Because the exhibit area encompasses over 80,000 square feet of space, a full tour can be tiring for those with limited mobility or stamina. We therefore have 5 motorized scooters and a wheelchair available to our customers at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. We even have 2 strollers available for the little tots in your party.
May I sit in the cars/look under the hood/touch the shiny, pretty cars?
We have two cars in the Museum that you can sit in - our 1926 Ford Model T in the lobby, and our 1933 Franklin Olympic, located in the Franklin Room. Because our cars are on loan from very generous owners and are very fragile, one of our primary duties is to protect the vehicles. We therefore ask that you refrain from touching all other cars and exhibit pieces in the Museum.
May I take pictures?
Yes! Be sure to bring your camera, as we do allow photography and videography for non-commercial purposes. We also encourage sharing on social media.
Do the cars run?
Many of the vehicles on exhibit do run and are, in fact, registered for road travel. While most remain on exhibit, a few do take occasional road trips to local car shows and parades.
I'm getting married/graduating/etc. Can I rent one of your cars for the event?
Sorry, most of the cars don't belong to the Museum, and we are not permitted to loan or rent them. Insurance regulations prohibit the loan/rental of cars owned by the Museum.
I'm getting married/graduating/etc. Can I hold my event at the Museum?
Absolutely! We can accommodate over 300 people in our NBT Bank Event Room, and can arrange a wide variety of meals with local caterers. Tour size is virtually unlimited.
Do you have meeting space available?
In addition to our Event Room, our newly constructed meeting room can accommodate up to 40 attendees and offers wi-fi, smartboard, and tele-conference capabilities.
I am a member of a car club/youth group/other organization? Do you offer discounts to groups?
When booked in advance, we offer discounts for groups of 10 or more, and we will schedule a dedicated guide for your visit. Many groups include a meal and/or meeting with their visit. We also have a program for Schools to bring a class in for free! To arrange a group tour, meal, or meeting, please call 607-334-2886 or e-mail our Group Coordinator Brenda Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who owns the cars?
Most of the vehicles on exhibit belong to local and regional owners, who have very graciously allowed us to exhibit their beauties. Some have been donated to the Museum.
How can I display my pride and joy?
Our Exhibit Committee is always on the lookout for beautiful and unusual vehicles for special exhibits and to keep our displays fresh and interesting. If you are interested in having your classic or vintage car considered for exhibit, please send information and photos to Northeast Classic Car Museum, 24 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 13815 or e-mail email@example.com.
How much are the cars worth?
The value of the vehicle varies from day to day. Because of this, and for security purposes, we do not release appraised values of the vehicles.
How much is my car worth?
We are not able to provide appraisals of vehicles. We recommend that you contact a certified appraiser in your area. For less formal valuations, the internet provides a variety of free and low-cost price guides.
Will you buy my vintage car? How about automobile memorabilia/car parts/vintage clothing?
As a not-for-profit, our budget does not support the purchase of vehicles or other car-related items. There are a number of local, regional, and national magazines in which you can list your classic for sale. The internet also offers a variety of options for selling your vintage car.
We do accept donations of vehicles, which may be exhibited, stored, or sold to generate operating funds. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, chartered by the NYS Department of Education. As such, your donation to us may be tax-deductible. To arrange a vehicle donation, please contact Executive Director Robert Jeffrey at 607-334-2886 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also accept donations of memorabilia, car-related collectibles (hubcaps, license plates, vintage car tools, etc...), and vintage clothing. As with donated vehicles, these items may be displayed, stored, or sold to generate operating funds. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact our office at 607-334-2886 or via email at email@example.com.
How else can I help?
We do not currently accept any Federal or State monies. Instead, we rely on admissions, membership dues, fundraisers, and the generosity of our donors for operations. Donations of any amount are sincerely appreciated and may be sent to: Northeast Classic Car Museum, 24 Rexford Street, Norwich, NY 13815. For information about planned giving or other large gifts, please contact Executive Director Robert Jeffrey at 607-334-2886 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The success of the Museum is also due in large part to the dedication of our volunteers, who serve as cashiers, guides, cleaning staff, office support, events assistance, and much more. If you would like to join our team, please fill out our volunteer application, or e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator Brenda Rose at email@example.com.
Didn't see your question? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-334-2886.