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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

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Address: 6825 Norwitch Dr # 31, Philadelphia, PA 19153-3412
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+1 215-365-7233
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is...

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 renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. We are open Tuesday through Sunday for General Admission and there is always something new and exciting happening here.

We offer many different types of events including our world famous Demo Days, Special Events, Special Exhibits and more. The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.

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Can Not put it into words, What a great place

I took my oldest Daughter, we had such a great time and really enjoyed it. Everyone we spoke with was extremely friendly and helpful. Would like to thank Phil and his great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
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LEHT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I took my oldest Daughter, we had such a great time and really enjoyed it. Everyone we spoke with was extremely friendly and helpful. Would like to thank Phil and his great insight into all the cars. It was not just going and looking at all the cars on display but getting a history lesson on competition and racing around... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Beautiful collection of cars, some Grand Prix winners - including some beauties - Bugatti, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Bentley, and Aston Martins! Great history with these cars! Thank you Dr. Simone for your collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is not flashy but basic while most of the cars are not all prettied up but in original condition - which makes it unique. Tons of history here ! A must see for anyone with even mild interest in this sort of thing . Close to PHL airport so good way to kill an extra hour or 2 .

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Ocean View, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We all need to say thanks to Dr. Simeone for building a place like this. To be able to attend his special weekends shows and to see and hear these cars running is something I have only experienced once before at Briggs Cunningham's in So. Cal. I had given up hope hearing a 4 cylinder and a 12 cylinder Italian... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A unique and superb museum, in the most unlikely of settings. It looks like somewhere Martin Scorcese would film another mob movie, but it feels like a trip to Europe's best auto sites on the inside. An absolute must for any car buff. If you're in the Philly area, make time for it.

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SimeoneMuseum, Owner at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for this most eloquent and entertaining review! We appreciate you visiting the museum and hope to have you back soon. More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome place ! The vehicles on display are great. I had training here and was able to walk around and check the museum out. It is well maintained and has great facts posted. Free parking too

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had heard about this automobile museum in Philadelphia on a television show. I was planning a trip to Philadelphia and added the Simeone Automotive Museum to my list of things to see. Located in a nondescript industrial area near the Philadelphia airport, this collection of sports cars and racing machines, many have actually raced at Watkins Glen LeMans, and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a fantastic, world-class collection of important road racing cars. These are cars that ran at classic races such as LeMans and the Nurbugring. How they all wound up in one private collection, in Philadelphia, is beyond me. If you consider yourself a sports car or racing fan, you have to see this. It is simply amazing to look... More 

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SimeoneMuseum, Owner at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting with us! The collection took about 50 years to put together, and we picked the best of the best at a time when they were still available. We appreciate your kind words and hope to have you here again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Decided to visit Philly again on an impromptu visit with no real plan in mind when my husband researched and found this museum. He is a huge fan of cars so this was right up his alley and he excitedly made his way to the museum. My 9-yr-old son and I were less enthusiastic but we were game and found... More 

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SimeoneMuseum, Owner at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting with your family, we are glad to hear that you all had a good time. We appreciate your support and hope to have you back again soon. More 

Alliston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

On our bus tour during the 50th anniversary event for the Buick Club of America we visited the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. It is very well done, mostly vintage racing cars from the Monte Carlo, LeMans type of tracks. There were well informed docents wandering around to answer questions. There is a small gift shop.

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