Vroom vroom! Gearheads and hot rod enthusiasts will love taking a stroll through the Memory Lane Classic Cars Museum in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. This private collection by Jerry and June Smith features 9 decades worth of automotive history — 100+ classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Explore the 42,000-square-foot museum with oohs and aahs while checking out a load of hot rods you’ve only dreamed of.
Previously located in Hiawassee, this car museum now overlooks Lake Chatuge in Young Harris, GA, so it’s a beautiful experience inside and outside! After touring the car museum, you can start an outdoor adventure or enjoy water fun nearby in Towns County. And if you prefer more activities, you can attend the Memory Lane Classic Car Show in spring!
Tour the Car Museum
Walk through this classic car museum on a self-guided tour (about 1-2 hours) with family and friends. Restored classic cars are at every glance, and occasionally, you’ll come across motorcycles, trucks, and even NASCAR vehicles.
There are also neon signs and automotive memorabilia throughout the museum. Posters give more information on special pieces in the collection, and you can always chat with the friendly employees…who also LOVE cars!
Take Home a Hot Rod
Yep, if you spot a muscle car you like, it may just be for sale…for the right price. Of course, you can always check ahead of time on the Memory Lane Classic Cars Museum website. You might score a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air or a 1967 Chevy Impala Convertible!
Not up for buying a full-size classic car on your vacation? Check out their merchandise and take home a model car instead! There are also T-shirts for souvenirs, and it’s a great auto museum shop to grab a gift for any car lover in your life.
Car Museum Info
$5/person (all proceeds go to charity)
Mon-Wed — Closed
Thu–Sat — 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun — noon – 6:00 p.m.
1159 Jack Dayton Circle
Young Harris, GA 30582
Memory Lane Classic Cars Museum Facebook
2022 Spring Car Show
Can’t make it to the museum? Visit the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds this spring — April 29-30 (Friday and Saturday), 2022 — to see part of their collection displayed at the Memory Lane Classic Car Show. Plus, there will be a swap meet, raffle, cool prizes, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and food trucks!
Spectator admission is only $10/person and FREE for children ages 12 and under. The car show is from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and there will be a live auction at the Eller Holler Stage on Saturday.
Stay at a Local Cabin
Hang out at the classic car museum in Young Harris and return to your cozy log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Blue Ridge or Ellijay, GA. At Georgia Cabins for YOU, we feature a variety of family, group, and luxury cabin rentals in North Georgia — filled with relaxing amenities and homey conveniences.
Park your hot rod on a flat, paved driveway and enter your mountain cabin to unwind after a day at the car museum, on a scenic helicopter tour, shopping downtown, trying local wines, or driving tanks! Soak tired muscles in the steamy hot tub, cook dinner on the grill, shoot pool in the game room, mix drinks at the wet bar, and host movie night on the big screen TV.
When it’s time to hit the hay, enjoy a spa bath in the indoor jetted tub, slip into your jammies, and curl up in your king suite with custom furnishings. In the morning, prepare breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen, sip coffee in the rockers, read by the fireplace, and gaze at dazzling river, wooded, or mountain views. Book online or chat with us at 1.800.580.5524.
Plan YOUR hot rod vacation and tour the Memory Lane Classic Cars Museum today!