Planning your visit to the Classic Car Club of America Museum has never been easier!


Directions, Accessibility, Dining, Lodging, Shopping, and Local Attractions

Maps and Directions

Location

The CCCA Museum is on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum at 6865 W. Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060.

Arriving From I-94

  • Exit I-94 at Exit 85 – Galesburg
  • Travel north on 35th street to the traffic light at M-96.
  • Turn left (west) onto M-96 and follow for one mile to 33rd street.
  • Turn right (north) and follow 33rd street for approximately 6 miles to the traffic light in the village of Richland.
  • Continue straight through the light (33rd Street becomes M-43).
  • Follow M-43 (north) 6 miles (winding around Gull Lake) to Hickory Road.
  • Turn right (east) onto Hickory Road. (Note several large red barns)
  • Museum entrance is on the right.

Arriving From US-131

  • Exit US-131 at Exit 49A – Plainwell
  • Follow highway M-89 east 12 miles to stop sign at M-43
  • Turn left (north) on M-43 and continue for 5 miles to Hickory Road
  • Turn right (east) onto Hickory Road. (Note several large red barns)
  • Museum entrance is on the right.

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Accessibility

The main floor of the CCCA Museum is ADA compliant and is accessible to people in wheelchairs.

  • Parking - Parking is free, and accessible parking spaces are located in the parking lots.
  • Wheelchairs - A limited number of wheelchairs are available for our guests.
  • Restrooms - All public restrooms include accessible facilities, and are ADA compliant.
  • Assistive Animals - Visitors who require Service Animals, such as guide-dogs, are welcome to bring them on the Gilmore campus and into the CCCA Museum.
  • Hearing Impaired - To help visitors who are hearing impaired, all exhibits on the Gilmore campus include text panels.
  • Pets – Dogs are allowed on the Gilmore campus, so bring your best friend and enjoy! Your dog must be kept on a leash at all times.

Single visitors, adult groups or school groups with special needs can be accommodated at the Museum with guided tours. Please call for more information.

Dining

On the Gilmore Car Museum campus there is a 1941 Diner (George and Sally's Blue Moon Diner) and a cafe in the Heritage Center. The diner serves daily 11am - 4pm April 1 - November 31 and the cafe is open year-round.

Click the following links for off-campus dining (in the new window select "Play" and then "Dining"):

Shopping

The NEWLY expanded Gilmore Musuem Store, located in a single story building near the Museum’s Gas Station, serves as the first point of contact for visitors. Here you'll purchase your admission tickets, find the best in automotive books, diecast collectibles, and clothing, and see the one-of-a-kind Gnome Mobile movie set from the 1967 Walt Disney movie.

The Barn borrows its name from its original location – Kalamazoo County’s G Avenue rather than from Gift Shop or Gnome Mobile.

In 1963 work began in earnest to systematically disassemble, label each board and move this structure to the rapidly growing museum grounds. When it was built at the turn of the last century the barn stood a full two-stories, yet only the top floor could be preserved once it was rebuilt at the museum.

G Barn could easily have derived its name from the 1967 Walt Disney movie, the “Gnome-Mobile”, which featured a 1930 Rolls-Royce Sedanca Deville. Today, the car used in that film, starring Walter Brennan and Ed Wynn, is here on display next to the authentic movie set of the car's back seat.

After filming had ended Mr. Gilmore purchased the Rolls Royce directly from his friend Walt Disney, and as an added bonus Disney donated the original oversized movie set. This is an exact re-creation of the rear seat of the 1930 Rolls Royce which is actually almost four times larger than life.

On the walls of G Barn you will find a display telling the history of Donald Gilmore and the Gilmore Museum. Look close and you will even find personal letters to Mr. Gilmore from President and Mamie Eisenhower.

Click the following links for shopping (in the new window select "Shop"):