Membership or Admission to Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.


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In a Nutshell

Museum collections focus on farm equipment and tools from 1849 through the 1960s, including a blacksmith shop and a detailed model railroad

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. One-year memberships valid for new members only. One-day admission valid on non-event days only. Open 7 days a week from 10AM–4PM. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $35 for a one-year membership for two adults from the same family ($60 value)
  • $38 for a one-year membership for one family—two adults and two children younger than 23 ($70 value)
  • $10 for one-day admission for two adults and two children ($16 value)

In addition to museum admission, membership includes 10% off in the museum gift shop, free use of library facilities, voting rights, member-only events, and the Ignitor newsletter.

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

The early days of the combustion engine leap to life at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum. Besides immaculately preserved Steam Traction Engines (tractors) and Steam Power Units from 1849-1960, the museum boasts onsite replicas of historical workshops, and even grows its own crop of wheat every winter and sorghum cane every summer.

  • Size: Located on 55 acres of farmland—room enough for 20,000 artifacts, 50 weaving looms, and more than 150 years of history
  • Eye Catcher: Four model railroad layouts, including a scale model of the Southern Pacific crossing of the Donner Pass, currently in the process of construction
  • Permanent Mainstay: The smoking jewels in the museum's crown are the steam traction engines, which date from about 1860 to 1924, and the gas and diesel engines, which could be bought new as recently as 1940
  • Don't Miss: A regular lineup of historical events including Civil War reenactments, antique engine and tractor shows, and a recurring antique consignment auction

Customer Reviews

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DulciTraveler August 29, 2016
"Interesting if you are REALLY into old engines"
There are some interesting sites on the complex including a few old cars in the barn and a building for weaving. Engines and old farm equipment are scattered about and don't seem well kept. There is also just lots of junk clutter. The Summergrass bluegrass festival here each August is w... Read More
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mermaid1963kc June 27, 2016
"If you like antique farm / homestead stuff....."
Visited recently for Fathers Day. Got to ride in 0ld Julian "stage coach car" in parade. Lots of old kitchen tools. Weaving, spinning, gem & mineral exhibits, new clock exhibit, textiles, tractors, antique cars & other farm machinery. Can be very hot & dusty. See Facebook page. I have been... Read More
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Daniel D June 4, 2016
"Little House on the prairie"
It is amazing how much there is to learn. Imagine not having electricity hooked up to your house but having a refrigerator, washer and drier and freezer. What do you do? Go to this museum to find out
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