History comes alive at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. Showcasing transportation history, the museum is Wisconsin’s largest auto museum, featuring an ever-changing display of classic and vintage autos and artifacts plus the largest assembled group of Hartford-built Kissel luxury automobiles. The museum’s striking art deco interior sets off 110+ vehicles on exhibit, including Pontiacs, Studebakers, Chevrolets, Kaisers, Fords, and other cars from around the world. The collection is rounded out by displays of automotive artifacts such as gas pumps, signs, license plates, oil cans, and other petroliana. The high caliber Kissel automobiles were manufactured in Hartford in 1906, and in 1931, making Kissel the second longest car manufacturer in Wisconsin. The Nash Car Club of America has space within the museum dedicated to the Wisconsin based vehicles and related memorabilia. Nash began in Kenosha, Wisconsin when the Thomas B. Jeffery Company was purchased by Charles Nash in 1916. The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society and Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame also maintain special display areas for their vehicles. The museum is home to and showcases the 250 ton, Soo Line #1003 steam locomotive built in 1913. It's here you will find a showcase of transportation history! Contact the museum for more information or to book your tour.