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Tupelo Automobile Museum

1 Otis Boulevard

The History

Establishing the Tupelo Automobile Museum was a 28 year process. It began when founder Frank Spain acquired his first antique car in 1974. Spain and his good friend, museum curator, Max Berryhill, spent the next many years researching, finding and acquiring the 150 rare automobiles in the collection. Cars were gathered from all over North America and Europe.

Until the late 1990’s the vehicles were stored at various locations throughout the United States. Spain and Berryhill desired to develop a museum so the public could enjoy and learn from the collection. Spain’s hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi rallied support for the museum. With the help of the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tupelo Mayor Larry Otis, placing the museum in Tupelo became a reality.

The Tupelo Automobile Museum opened on December 7, 2002 and was designated the official State of Mississippi automobile museum in the spring of 2003.


Brad Dieckmann

Thursday, March 15, 2018
This is by far one of the best small town auto museums I have ever had the opportunity to visit. The operation is family oriented and mostly volunteer run. I highly recommend a visit if you truly are a car buff. I am very lucky to have had the chance to visit! Check it out for yourself soon!

Kyle Poe

Monday, April 23, 2018
If you like cars or racing, you have to go see. They have some if the more common and some pretty obscure cars. Daily drivers and experimental ones too. Thought we would be in and out, spent almost 3 hours. It was great!

Charlotte Stricklin

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
The building has a nice setup with the displays of the cars & trucks. Love the replica of the ole' general store. This was our 2nd time visiting. We went ahead & got a yearly pass to come back with guests as many times as we would like. Great experience for all automobile lovers.💜

David Wharton

Friday, June 29, 2018
A lot of very neat and interesting cars and other things. Worth a visit!

Ted Karlsson

Friday, April 13, 2018
You have to love this place if you love cars with history! Super nice personal, I had a great time and I will be back some day! (Y)

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