Sons and daughters can give their Dads 75 Cars for Father’s Day. That’s how many rare, stunning and exotic automobiles are in the Newport Car Museum’s private collection, and for Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16), every Dad will be admitted free as long as another adult with him buys a ticket. Kids are welcome, too, and have specially priced tickets.
Since it opened its doors in 2017, the Newport Car Museum has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Located in a converted three-acre building that once served as a missile engineering and manufacturing facility, the Newport Car Museum presents its cars as art, displaying them in six galleries that use theatrical lighting, specially commissioned large-format artwork and award-winning videos to tell the story of automotive history as it pertains to Ford/Shelby, Corvettes, World Cars, Fin Cars, Mopars and American Muscle Cars.
The meticulously kept cars are displayed on low-rise platforms and turntables, and there are no barrier ropes, allowing for unobstructed 360-degree inspection, which is especially appreciated on “Hoods Up” Weekends held the second weekend of every month. Docents on the floor ignite lively exchanges of information and memories, while an impressive collection of Mid-Century modern furniture provides comfortable, funky places to sit. Eight driving simulators and a fascinating gift shop round out the Newport Car Museum experience.
Regular admission: $18/adults; $15/Seniors, Military, Students; $8/Ages 5-15 (with an adult); Free/Ages 4 and under (with an adult)
Newport Car Museum is handicap accessible and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Sunday. Tickets can be bought at the door or online at www.newportcarmuseum.org where more information and directions are available.