Wheels of Yesterday in Ocean City, Maryland is a great rainy day activity that will entertain the entire family. Car enthusiasts will love viewing the collection of antique cars and those with only a mild interest in cars will be intrigued by the restored antique cars. A visit to the beach can often be filled with sunshine, salty air, and sand, but sometimes, a storm blows through the beachside town. If seafaring plans are spoiled for a few hours, head indoors to this interesting and education museum.
Located at 12708 Ocean Gateway, the museum features 30 antique, classic, and special interest cars. Visitors to the museum report that the curator offers a great deal of personalized attention and is a fantastic tour guide. The collection includes a seven passenger Lincoln from 1928. There are also a variety of Chevrolette Corvettes on display that often appeals to the younger set of car enthusiasts. A replica 1950's gas station will amuse the young children visiting the museum as they imagine what pumping gas must have been like for grandma and grandpa. Also on display are Model T's and Jack Benny's Oldsmobile Overland.
Museum admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 12 and under, and a group discount entrace fee of $2.00 per person. In season, from June 1st to September 30th museum hours are Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. During Ocean City's off-season, October 1st through May 31st the museum is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The museum offers a gift shop so families can buy a piece of memorabilia to commemorate their visit.
Nearby the Wheels of Yesterday museum are a number of dining and lodging facilities, as well as a variety of entertainment and attractions. The Greene Turtle offers food, fun, and spirits and is just a few blocks from the museum. If it is traditional seaside fare you are in search of, head to one of Ocean City's fine seafood establishments. Fager's Island offers cocktails, appetizers, and entrees. Hooper's Crab House is a great place to order a bushel of steamed crabs to enjoy with the whole family. If it is pizza everyone is craving, head to Ocean City's best known pizza joint, The Dough Roller.
Those visiting the car museum staying in town for a few days will have a variety of nearby hotels that are all within walking distance of the beach and Wheels of Yesterday. The Sea Bay Hotel, the Gateway, and the Castle in the Sand Hotel are some of the closest hotels and motels to the museum and all offer convenience and comfort for those staying in town. If you are just passing through and you decide to swing by the museum, plan on a visit of about an hour or two. There is a great deal of automobile history to be learned, and if you are a car buff, the afternoon could easily slip by without your noticing the time on the clock. A visit to Ocean City is not complete without a stop by Wheels of Yesterday.