Before Detroit became the face of the automotive history, Jackson ruled the automobile world. From 1901 to 1954, Jackson’s twenty-five car manufacturers built over ten thousand cars. Eighteen Jackson made cars can be seen today at Ye Ole Carriage Shop Museum.
Ye Ole Carriage Shop focuses on Jackson-made automobiles, but offers a surprising amount of diversified automobiles.
In addition to the many other classic and historical cars, there are seven additional rooms housing dozens of impressive collections. You can find historical memorabilia, motorcycles, gas pumps, children's peddle cars, several iconic former Jackson area business exhibits, an old-fashion soda shop display and much more.
Collections That You May be Interested In:
A State Fire Inspector named Bob Breckle donated his collection of 160 model airplanes. The models come from the WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras. It took him 35 years to assemble all 160 planes.
He donated them because he wanted them "preserved and enjoyed by others."
The Coca-Cola collection features over 500 unique pieces of memorabilia. It is one of only four Coca-Cola museums in the country. It is a collection that Lloyd Ganton has been building for over 35 years, since his son bought a Coca-Cola tray at a yard sale.
Want a virtual tour before you stop by? Check out this clip from Jackson's JTV:
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Set up a Tour Today, or Donate Something New:
Tours are available by appointment only and donations are graciously accepted. This is a great tour for school classes, senior groups, family gatherings, or other groups of ten or more. For a tour, you can phone the museum at (517) 750-4300.