Join us for FREE public tours and a behind the scenes look at the ongoing restoration and retrofit of Jackson’s historic Hackett Automobile Company building.
Now is your chance to take an up close look at the one of the most historic buildings from the American Automotive experience. One time home to 15 of the 33 cars engineered, designed and manufactured in Jackson; the historic Hackett building served as the cradle for steam cars, electric cars, gasoline cars and even cars with NO transmission.
Walk the floors where some of America’s greatest automotive tinkerer’s became titans. Experience the atmosphere of a rare historic turn of the century New-England mill style building of brick walls, post and beam construction as you view the surrounding property thru 120 year windows.
Public tours will be guided through the 14,000 square foot plant where museum founder, Ted O’Dell will share with you through historic photos and documented stories, the cutting edge innovations that took place in the building which help to launch the American automotive industry.
Personalities covered include: Byron J. Carter, Benjamin Briscoe, Charles Lewis, David Buick, Henry Ford, Mansell Hackett and television star, the late Mary Tyler-Moore.
Tours are approximately 30 minutes in length.
Hotdogs and other refreshments available for a nominal fee.
Building is an active restoration and construction site – please dress accordingly.
All guest are welcomed to take pictures, ask questions and learn about our shared community history.
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