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Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
+1 925-736-2280
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Cars and Art

Honestly, when the museum was two floors of cars, I enjoyed it better. Now, the second floor is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JesLynx
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San Francisco, California
Shiny chrome and vintage cars

The main floor highlight of the museum is the selection of vintage cars from around the world. All... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sinza2017
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Orange, France
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Since opening in August 1988, Blackhawk Museums has displayed classic automobiles and myriad exhibitions exemplifying art, technology and history. Local students, residents and international visitors enjoy educational presentations, cultural programs and volunteer opportunities. Since the beginning it has been home to the Blackhawk Automotive Museum with over 55 vintage, classic, rare and sports automobiles on display. These automobiles are regarded as works of art and range from the dawn of the motoring age through the 1960's. In 2015, a new exhibition, The Spirit of the Old West opened, telling the story of the western frontier from the perspective of both the Native Americans and the settlers before, during and after the expansion west. The exhibition features authentic artifacts from the period, a large diorama depicting key historic moments, scenes of wildlife from the frontier and other elements that bring the past to life. Other exhibitions on display include the Wheelchair Foundation Gallery and an exhibition of Juke Boxes from the Golden Age and vintage oil pumps.
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“old west” (21 reviews)
“classic cars” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville, CA 94506-4652
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+1 925-736-2280
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Honestly, when the museum was two floors of cars, I enjoyed it better. Now, the second floor is dedicated to an exhibit about pioneers and Native Americans. While that is interesting, when we paid admission, we were expecting more cars. The ones they have on...More

Thank JesLynx
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main floor highlight of the museum is the selection of vintage cars from around the world. All of the chrome was shiny and stunning with the black background. Added expositions include a permanent "western America" history on the second floor, an Oklahoma 101 ranch...More

Thank sinza2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a business meeting to listen to a motivational speaker. The ambiance is a plus. Car enthusiasts will have a blast! There's a fee for general admission. If you're in the area, this is a good place to check out.

Thank ElizabethY347
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Blackhawk Museum exceeded our expectations. The first floor houses the car showroom which was exhilarating, spotless, and classy. They had a phenomenal selection of old US and foreign cars in restored exceptional condition. Also on the first floor was an exhibit of beautiful African...More

Thank Jane G
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both the cars in our International Automotive Treasures gallery and the western history display in our Spirit of the Old West gallery....More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The museum has a wonderful collection of special vehicles that they display with the respect that they deserve. The display also changes on a regular basis so check the website for updates.More

Thank James B
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much. We are very fortunate to be able to showcase the wonderful automobiles on display. From July through September 30 we have an exhibition...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've been here several times, never disappointed. Incredible collection of domestic and foreign vintage cars. Outstanding venue for a social function. Lots of good choices for food/drinks in immediate vicinity.More

Thank George C
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much ... especially enjoying our automotive gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best museums we have been to. When we were there we went to the 1st floor car museum and my husband thoroughly enjoyed it. We also saw the 2nd floor and it was so well done. I recently was told...More

Thank Laura V
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the addition of the western history gallery. We are very fortunate to be able to showcase the...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I am not interested in cars, but the cars in black hawk museum are industrial arts! It definitely worth to visit.More

Thank Joy9825
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your visit. We are very fortunate to be able to showcase the wonderful automobiles on display. From July through September 30 we have an exhibition “Transatlantic Style”...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Our son, daughter in law and grandson just moved to Danville from Los Angeles last week. Grandma and grandpa had the privilege of entertaining our 4 year old grandson while the parents were busy with the moving in process. Our grandson loves cars so we...More

Thank dthashimoto
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying both our automotive gallery and the western history gallery. Many thanks for visiting the Blackhawk Museums and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

surprisingly nice museum with many old West/Native American type artifacts and under good lighting in a spacious, airy, modern building. Unusual location in an outdoor "mall" type area though I didn't try any of the nearby restaurants. There was also a whole other floor of...More

Thank nashvillean
Timothy M, Executive Director at Blackhawk Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you liked your visit so much, enjoying the western history display in our Spirit of the Old West gallery. We look forward to welcoming you back so you can...More

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hilltopjanet
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Response from LBWoody | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are admission fees.
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hilltopjanet
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Response from Vincent G | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are at $12; seniors are at $8; children at $8 if you buy through their website blackhawkmusuemThese are their discounted prices. No group rates are listed
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