1770 Fardier de Cugnot, France, 1st self-propelled vehicle
The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is dedicated to the engineering innovations of the 1920's and 1930's. It is a showcase for the engineers who were responsible for the new technology of the time. The Museum features more than fifty automobiles, many of them being front wheel drive or rear engine automobiles. The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is also home to a reproduction of the world's first self-propelled vehicle, the Fardier de Cugnot.
The collection showcases cars from around the world; Cords and a Ruxton from the USA, Tractas, Grégoires and a Derby from France, Alvis and BSAs from England, an Adler and a Hanomag from Germany, and several Tatras from the Czech Republic.
Hours are Monday and Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday noon to 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children under six. Group rates are available.
Disabled Traveler Information
Meeting FacilitiesMultilingual StaffParking
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Off-site Venues NearbyTotal Capacity of Meeting Space: 250
We have passed by this museum on many occasions while visiting Florida. It was cloudy and not a beach day so we decided to visit. This is a museum of major changes to the lives of automobiles, mostly...