Q and A

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum? This page contains a collection of the answers to the most common questions people ask about our museum.

How many cars are in the museum collection?

There are normally between 70 and 85 cars on exhibit at any one time. During Temporary Exhibitions and Special Events, the number of cars on display can approach close to 100.

What is Demo Day?

We begin each Demonstration Day with a brief lecture on each car’s importance and its place in history. Immediately after the lecture, each car is demonstrated outdoors in the parking lot in a controlled setting, weather permitting. After the demonstration runs are complete, we lower the ropes and allow guests to see each car up close and take pictures

How long did it take to bring the collection together?

Dr. Simeone has been assembling his collection for over fifty years.

Do all of the cars run?

Currently, close to 95% of the collection is in working, mechanical order.

How can I get involved?

There are a lot of different ways you can contribute to help us further our mission. Visit here to find out how you can help.

What are your hours?

Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM 
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM 
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

Do you have parking? Is it free?

Parking at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is always free. We can accomodate hundreds of car if needed.

Do you have food?

We do not currently offer food or beverages options during regular museum hours, with the exception of on-site vending and soda machines. Soft pretzels and soda sales that support our volunteer fund are offered most Demo Days. Catered services are available for special events and pre-organized groups.

Is there a gift shop?

Our on-site gift shop features clothing, posters, magazines, and surprise offerings hand-selected by Dr. Simeone himself. Our inventory changes often so please stop by or call for special requests or item holds.

Can I drive / get in the cars?

No. But you can take all the pictures you want to.

Is the museum handicapped accessible?

All Simeone Museum entrances and public spaces are accessible to wheelchair users.

What’s going on upstairs?

The second floor of the Simeone Museum houses our administrative offices, rental facilities, education department, and classroom.

Is the Simeone Museum open to the public?

Yes. We are open every day from Tuesday – Sunday and closed on Mondays and major holidays. We also offer facility and classroom rentals.

Do you have bus parking?

We can accomodate parking for multiple buses in our 3 acre parking lot.

Do you have Wi-Fi?

We offer courteousy Wi-Fi to all guests. Check with our information desk for the current password.

Are you close to the airport?

We are less than a 10 minute drive from the Philadephia Internation Airport.

What’s happening this weekend?

You can find out everything that is happening at the museum by visiting the calendar here.

How long are tickets valid for?

ALL 2018  and 2019 tickets are redeemable through the 2019 calendar year. Additionally, all general admission tickets are good for all Demo Day events.

Can I still visit if I am not interested in the Demo Day events?

Sure thing. Our collection is meant to be enjoyed in a manner that is best for each inidvidual visitor.

How do I stay up to date with the museum?

The best way to keep up with our activities is to subscribe to our once-a-week newsletter. Click here to sign up.

Are there things for kids to do?

There is a Kiddie Corner with learning activities at the immediate entry to the exhibition space. Please contact our information desk or gift shop if you require additional assistance.

Hours and Info

6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.

Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.

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