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America’s Car Museum

Categories: Arts & Culture, Education

LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) is an IRS- chartered 501(c)(3) educational institution dedicated to preserve and interpret the history and technology of the automobile and its influence on American culture. The Museum displays vehicles donated from the founding LeMay Collection and acquires, preserves and interprets additional vehicles and artifacts which enable it to promote America’s automotive heritage. ACM is committed to its educational charter and education programs abound for young and old, enthusiast and general public to explore broad themes of American mobility and lifestyle in an instructive and entertaining manner.


  • Preserve America’s automotive treasures
  • Promote America’s automotive heritage
  • Offer educational training programs in automotive preservation and restoration
  • Serve as a gathering place where enthusiasts from around the world come to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile
  • A creator of a social network for automotive enthusiasts, serious collectors, educational entities, and museums through promotion of and active involvement in automotive activities around the world
  • A showcase for the auto industries to portray present achievements and future directions in design, technology, and product development
  • Form strategic alliances with like-minded institutions desirous of promoting our love affair with the automobile
  • Develop sponsor partnerships with industry partners to promote education, driving, preservation and other activities

Executive Director

David L. Madeira


2702 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone: (253) 779-8490
Email: [email protected]

LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), an entity of America’s Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Based in Tacoma, Wash., the stunning 165,000-sq.-ft. facility has been recognized as one of MSN’s 10 Best Automotive Museums worldwide, USA Today’s 10 Best Museums in Seattle and KING5’s 2015 Best Museum in Western Washington. America’s Car Museum serves as an educational center for students of all ages, features 12 rotating exhibits and hosts five annual Signature Events.


  • 165,000-sq.-ft. museum
  • 5-acre show field
  • Galleries
  • Banquet hall
  • Meeting space
  • Car storage
  • Classics Café
  • Administrative offices


Annual Budget: $1,000,000 or more

Number of Employees: 31 or more

Accepts Volunteers: Yes

Service Area: Other

People Served Annually: 170,000+