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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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1 - 10 of 771 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a auto museum in Sacramento that is good but this one is a must see! All american cars, over 100 of them, most restored and in running condition. Many cars have original clothing displayed with them. Great place

Thank bill w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely go out of your way to get to this museum if you are in Fairbanks-- and definitely do not stay at the Wedgewood Resort (read my review of that for the full scoop) to see it; as you will not get free access or...More

Thank lhep_11720
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so grateful for your recommendation!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cars are immaculately restored and there are lots of them Quite interesting! Along with the cars, there are numerous old dresses from the different time periods as well. Something for both the husband and wife!

Thank Mark E
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for making us part of your visit to Fairbanks!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most unique museums in Alaska and I would imagine in the world. For anyone interested in automobile or early Alaska transportation you won't be disappointed. I've made 2 trips there and this is in the top three things i have...More

Thank AKjay7
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you've visited multiple times!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

There is a working garage in this museum and all of the autos are in working condition. There is a lot of history behind all of the cars and they are nicely paired with fashions from each car's period. A fun place to go with...More

Thank June K
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your visit to Fairbanks with us! Please come back and visit the next time you're in town as well!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I wouldn't consider myself a car aficionado, however even I could appreciate what this museum had to offer. Alaskan history and intimate stories of early travel accompany the beautifully displayed vehicles and equally eye-catching period clothing pieces...Truly a "do not miss" for locals and visitors...More

Thank V4927DGchrisf
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words! So glad to hear you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed touring this museum! Even if you aren't a car buff, you will most likely enjoy this trip through history. The newest car when we visited was a 1938, the oldest 1898. They pair most of the cars with women's fashion pieces that...More

Thank pyro2547
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Happy to hear that you enjoyed both the cars and the clothing. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum is a must see when in Fairbanks. Although not my first visit to Fairbanks, this was my first to the museum. Stunning collection of 80+ American cars from the earliest to the 1930's. This is a living museum with all but...More

Thank marycM1620WU
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We hope you'll make us a regular stop on your trips to Fairbanks! Thank you for sharing part of your day with us!

Reviewed 6 October 2017

This museum was fantastic for both men and women. The cars were beautifully restored. You could really appreciate that when you saw some that had to be restored yet. We were also informed that each car was road worthy. Period dresses were displayed with each...More

Thank Nina B
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We love to hear that guests enjoyed our dress up car! Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We heard about this museum from a fellow traveller in Dawson City Yukon. It is well worth your time to take a couple hours and tour it. Many old cars that have been totally restored. There are a few that are in original condition. Along...More

Thank 101Holidayer
GuestRelationsFbx, Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We love hearing that you heard about us via word of mouth. Thank you for stopping and sharing your day with us!

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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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