Guests can learn about vintage sports cars while exploring a collection of over 50 vehicles, including TVRs, Datsuns, and Jaguars
About This Deal
- Cars in the Toad Hall belong to a private collection of Bill Putman, first opened to the public in 2003. All vehicles are fully-restored and running. Among over 30 models, guests will find Japanese Datsuns, Morris Garages classics, and old-school British Triumphs.
- Free admission for children under 10
- Admission for children aged 10–16 is $4.
About Toad Hall at Simmons Homestead
For Bill Putnam, the innkeeper at the Simmons Homestead Inn and founder of Toad Hall, it all started back in 1953 with a '49 Ford Ragtop. Today his collection of sports cars features over 50 models—all carefully restored and running—among which the guests will find classics from the 50s to the 90s, such as the 1967 Datsun 1600. While some may be confused about the omnipresent red paint, for others, the name Toad Hall might ring a bell. The museum is named after the leading character from a 1908 novel The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Toad, Lord of Toad Hall, with whom Bill shares his passion for cars. And, much like Toad himself, he paints them all red.