Most Common Questions
What is Miles Through Time?
The museum is located at the Old Clarkesville Mill inside the rear Antique Mall at 583 Grant St, Clarkesville, GA 30523. The opportunity to move the museum from Toccoa to the mill was too good to pass up. See more
Does it cost to go into the museum?
Yes, admission is only $7 per person, children 6 to 12 $3 and children under 6 can enter the museum for free with a paying adult.
What will I see in the museum?
The museum constantly changes, but you will see upwards of 40 vehicles dating back more than 100 years. You’ll see vehicles being stored in the museum either temporarily or permanently. Or the vehicles have been loaned/donated to the museum for display.
What did the building used to be?
The mill was originally built in 1951 and was a textile mill. The building is over 70,000 sqft. but the museum is currently only 10,000 sqft. We hope to expand in the future 😉
Can I host an event at the museum?
Absolutely, car shows and cruise-ins are always a blast at the museum. Contact us for more info.
How long has the museum been open?
After a few months of restoration the museum officially opened to the public with a commemorative Grand Opening Car Show June 9, 2017.
Do you have any special events?
We do! Miles Through Time does one large car show annually to celebrate the museum’s anniversary. In addition, the museum hosts several smaller cruise-ins throughout the summer and makes the parking lot available to any other organizations that want to have a car show for their organization and utilize the museum’s marketing power. Visit our Facebook page to see all of our current events.
What is the oldest car on display?
Currently, the oldest car on display in the museum is a 1911 Brush. Since everything in the museum belongs to different people this is subject to change eventually and hopefully, we will have even older cars on display.
How can I have my car on display in the museum?
What requirements do you have to display items in the museum?
In order to have an item displayed in the museum it has to be automotive related or fit the theme of our retro inspired lounge. Second, the item has to be something cool or unique. (something people would want to see when they visit the museum) Lastly, we have to have room for the item in the museum. Best thing to do is contact us if you have something you want to display in the museum.
What ages are appropriate to go into the museum?
The museum is fun for all ages, except maybe babies, babies may not care, but then again there is a lot of stimulating things to look at. No matter the age if you like automotive stuff and or history you’ll love the museum and kids under 6 can visit the museum for free with a paying adult.
Does the museum purchase vehicles, motorcycles or artifacts?
No, the museum’s budget does not support the purchase of vehicles or other automotive-related items, our collection is comprised of items that are on loan or have been donated. There are several local, regional, and national magazines in which you can list your classic car for sale. The internet also offers a variety of options for selling your vintage car. We do not have a list of people or organizations that purchase vehicles.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes, there are no stairs or gravel you need to worry about and there is plenty of space around all the vehicles in the museum. The restrooms in the rear antique mall which are closest to the museum are not wheelchair accessible because they are still original to the mill. The restrooms in the front part of the antique mall are wheelchair accessible though.
How big is the museum?
At the moment the museum is just over 10,000 sqft. and completely full. We have plans to expand the museum as soon the additional space is ready which will increase the museum size to over 30,000 sqft.
Is Miles Through Time a nonprofit?
Miles Through Time Automotive Museum is a nonprofit and 501c3 EIN 61-1950451. If you’d like to donate to the museum you can learn more HERE.
How many cars are on display?
The museum averages around 35 full-size vehicles on display at any given time. This number all depends on the size of vehicles that are currently on display. In addition to the full-size vehicles, there are also vintage bicycles, pedal cars, motorcycles, and over 1,500 model cars.
As soon as the museum can expand, we will increase the number of vehicles on display to around 70 in 30,000 sqft. The museum will also have a dedicated restroom and lounge. We are hopeful, this expansion will take place very soon.