Savoy Automobile Museum in Cartersville Showcases Classic Cars
Love old cars? Well, you are in luck! Savoy Automobile Museum is now open in Cartersville, Georgia. The museum collection Savoy Automobile Museum consists of 70 cars with the oldest being a 1903 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout. The current exhibits include American Racing, The Great American Classics, Woodies, Orphans and the Savoy Collection. Through the Savoy Collection, as well as the rotating galleries, Savoy showcases automobiles of different makes, models, and eras.
The goal of the Savoy Automobile Museum is to connect people to the cultural diversity of the automobile. From serious car collectors to weekend enthusiasts, Savoy aims to educate and entertain through changing exhibits, educational programs and engaging experiences.
About The Savory Automobile Museum
The world-class museum campus sits on 37 acres in Cartersville, Georgia and is named for a rusty abandoned 1954 Plymouth Savoy that was uncovered on the grounds during construction. The namesake Savoy automobile is preserved and on display outside the museum.
The Savoy campus consists of the museum, a vehicle storage building, showgrounds, and an outdoor pavilion (coming soon). The 65,000 square foot museum building features a soaring great hall, four exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-art theater, an extensive research library, the savoy café, two private dining rooms, the savoy store, archives and administrative offices.
The state-of-the-art theatre includes stadium seating for 297 guests, an 18 x 31 square foot ultra-4k video wall panel and a turntable stage for rotating vehicles.
The Showgrounds and Pavilion
The showgrounds at savoy include a pavilion (coming soon) and plenty of lawn space for car shows, concerts, cruise-ins, swap meets, car rallies and much more! The well-manicured outdoor space accommodates upwards of 1,000 vehicles. The landscaping of Savoy replicates the experience of a Concours d’Elegance, a highly distinguished car show. The manicured lawn, rolling berms, native trees and shrubs compliment the building.
Each temporary exhibition is curated based on a certain automotive theme. For instance, after a theme is confirmed the process of selecting vehicles that fit said theme begins. Displayed vehicles could represent pieces of the Savoy Collection, public and private collections, pieces from other cultural institutions, individuals, businesses, organizations…vehicles come from an array of sources.
Original Automotive Themed Art
Beyond elevating the displayed vehicles to a level of art, a substantial collection of original, automotive themed art is displayed throughout the museum. Mediums represented include: oil on canvas paintings, framed original sketches and a sculpture. Each piece of art has a significant relation to automobiles and intertwines with the museum’s mission to immerse guests into the exciting culture of the automobile.
Savoy Museum hosts events throughout the year, including car shows, car-club meetings, concerts, cruise-ins, demonstrations, lectures and much more.
Membership is a great way to support Savoy Automobile Museum. Purchase a membership to enjoy a full year of member benefits.
Savoy seeks volunteers with a passion for automobiles, art and history. To learn more, visit savoymuseum.org or call 770.516.1400.
Savoy Automobile Museum Visitor Information
Location: 3 Savoy Lane, Cartersville, GA 30120
Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
Admission: General Admission: $15, Youth (ages 3 – 12): $5
Members receive unlimited complimentary admission.
Children 2 and under and active military (with ID) receive complimentary admission.
For more information, visit www.savoymuseum.org.
Savoy Automobile Museum joins Georgia Museums, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates Bartow History Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, and Tellus Science Museum. Dedicated to growing the resources of these cultural institutions, GMI strives to provide the highest quality museum experiences