HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesdays 1-4, first Saturday of the month 11-4
56516 North Bay Dr., Chesterfield, MI 48051
(use New Baltimore for GPS)
No admission charge
Donation box located at the entry door and on main floor
Museum business office hours, Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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The Stahls Automotive Foundation
Created to build an appreciation for history. Our mission is to educate, motivate and inspire young people with a passion and appreciation for vintage vehicles and help them to understand their contribution to the development of the car industry as well as their impact on society, history and everyday life.
Today (12/14/2022) was the 1st time my wife and I were able to visit the Stahls Collection, and we must say we were already blown away by the fantastic assembly of mechanical instruments in just the entry room. Then when the cars took over, whatever room left in the brain to fill it with fantastic automobilia was overloaded with superb examples across the range from 1900 to the 1970’s THREE Thumbs Up! Brian B.
This is a great example of a personal collection turned into excellent museum. There is a large car collection, automobiliana, movie prop cars, an amazing pipe organ (with performances...professional player ) and a wonderful collection of mechanical music players from parlor size to dancehall/touring entertainments behemoths. All in great condition. They are loud and an experience that was a big deal in their day. Many of the cars are Concours d'elegance winners, 1930's RV"s onto Ed "big daddy" Roth designs and the Chitty Bang Bang car seen in the Rex Harrison version. FYI... hours are limited and you will need to plan. The first Saturday of the month plus others on the website. There are docents that will play the music players, and knowledgeable car guys that were great. One gentleman opened up the hood so I could see the engine in an early minivan constructed like a plane. This place is well worth the time. A labor of love, I think. You will want to donate. This would be a good place for a multi-generational visit.
January 13, 2023
Traveling from Canada, our car obsessed son has been gearing up for a visit to this place. Our visit here did not disappoint either. We came the first weekend in December, and it was tremendous. They had a very good organist playing Christmas carols on their incredible organ. The cars were so cool. Very unique kinds here too. Some that I've never seen or heard of. Truly an amazing collection. The gentlemen that volunteer here are so knowledgeable and helpful too. Make sure when you visit to leave a donation as it's a free museum. We'll definitely be back sometime to visit. 5/5. Follow me for more reviews, tips or photos. ✌🏻
January 3, 2023
Amazing treasure trove of cars and trucks… and free!
October 9, 2022
Awesome. Wonderful collection of historical records of the development of the automobile in the United States. Wonderful staff on hand to tell some of the history not included on the descriptive notices.
October 2, 2022