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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus entertaining displays on Alaska motoring history. With over 100 vintage outfits exhibited alongside automotive works of art, visitors are treated to a visually stunning trip back to a time when cars and fashion dominated the luxury goods market. The museum's automobile collection features over 85 American-made vehicles, including beautifully restored horseless carriages, nickel touring cars, rakish speedster, elegant classics, and early racecars. From rare marquees like Compound and Argonne to well-known names like Packard and Stutz, visitors will be amazed at the beauty, innovation, and history of these rolling masterpieces. All but a few of the automobiles are driven each summer, making this a true "living museum."Home to more than 600 textiles from the 18th to the Mid-20th Century, the museum presents one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the Western United States. The exhibits include enchanting examples of men's and women's fashions, from silk bustle dresses and motoring dusters to shimmering flapper shifts and dapper tuxedos. Antique accessories including historic hats, shoes, jewelry, and more complete the scores of vintage elegance. Historic photos and videos located throughout the galleries vividly illustrate the extreme circumstances faced by Alaska's pioneering motorists. Although dreadful road conditions and severe climate were unkind to their vehicles, some of these early cars survived and several are exhibited in the Alaska Gallery. These include the Territory's very first automobile, built in 1905 by a man who had never seen a car before! At the Sourdough Roadhouse, children and adults can don period clothing and climb aboard a 1911 automobile for photographs along the Old Valdez Trail.
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212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first visit to the antique auto museum...and it was really cool. They had some awesome models from 1898 until the 1930s. Plus, they had women's fashion from the period as well. I'm a big car and technology guy, so I loved it....More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The vehicles are absolutely beautiful, each a work of art, but pairing them with the clothing of the era brings them to life. This is a must see! It will make you wish you were born in 1880 so you could have seen these cars...More

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the best car museums I ever visited. An added bonus was that alongside the cars were numerous costumes and dresses from the same time periods. Almost all the cars have been meticulously renovated and the interiors and exteriors are just beautiful....More

Thank Cathy L
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for you kind words, Cathy! We're so flattered! Please come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked in to pass the time: had to dragged out!!! This is a jaw-dropping collection of cars ranging back to the model T. Most in running condition, all glistening in various colors. They illustrated the progress of history with crank starters, steam and electric...More

Thank Ian T
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the variety of cars we have on display! Please come back and see us again if you're ever back in Fairbanks!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpected and fun to find this unique museum in Fairbanks! This amazing collection of antique cars and clothing had plenty to hold the attention of adults and kids in our family. Clearly a labor of love, worth the visit for car aficionados and those less...More

Thank sbourdeaux
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad to hear that your entire family have a great time at the museum. Please share your photos with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a car person, but "wow" was my impression when I walked into the museum. Different variety and compact descriptions on the cars which included bikes and a snow vehicle. There were dresses and suits of different times beside the exhibits, too. The...More

Thank Toni626
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad to hear! We're happy to hear even the teenagers had a good time! Thanks for stopping in!

Reviewed 1 week ago

There's something for everyone. The guys in our group spent hours studying every antique car, while the women enjoyed looking at the fashions of yesteryear. Then we all got dressed up in fashions of the day and took pictures in an antique car. Very fun.

Thank PhillyJRB
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad to hear your group found something for everyone! Thanks for making the visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughters (21 & 23) and I decided to make the Auto Museum one of our tourist stops in Fairbanks. Wasn't sure if they'd enjoy it, but they came along with me...we all enjoyed the museum! It was fantastic ! I think the oldest car...More

Thank GBCheesehead
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for making time to stop by! We're so glad you all enjoyed!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We probably would not have gone to the museum if not displaced from our hotel for several hours. However, once there, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The vehicles and the clothing made a great combination and gave all of us something of interest.

Thank Irene L
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Irene! Thanks for visiting! We're glad to hear everyone in your party found something interesting to them!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm definitely not an antique car person, but a friend wanted us to see this museum. It was quite interesting, even for me, so I'm sure it would have been fantastic for a car conisseur (did I spell that right?). All of the cars are...More

Thank Angela M
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for visiting, Angela! I'm so glad to hear you had a good time with the photo car and the viewing the vintage clothing!

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Response from Tphil5544 | Reviewed this property |
There is public transportation but we opted to walk. It was a couple of miles, but an easy walk.
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