Spend Father’s Day at The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista!

Vintage steam engine truck

The Ignitor. Image courtesy of the The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Facebook Page

Looking for something fun and different to do with Dad on Father’s Day? Why not take him to the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in beautiful Vista? This fantastic living museum offers educational and recreational activities to the public through incredible exhibitions, hands-on demonstrations, fun activities and informative programs. Learn all about the early days of the American farm and rural community!

ABOUT THE ANTIQUE GAS & STEAM ENGINE MUSEUM IN VISTA

Now in its 39th year, the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum lies on 55 acres of beautiful farmland. Over the years, the Museum has become one of the premier educational and recreational facilities in all of North County San Diego. With a band of volunteers, the Museum’s collections focus on the period from 1849 through the early 1960’s and feature exhibits that show what farm life was like back then. There are a vast array of tractors, along with large stationary gas and steam engines that actually run! Visitors can also cook on the old wood burning stove, take rides on the small train and enjoy the wagon ride.

The farm also has a Blacksmith and Wheelwright shop, a steam & gas stationary and a mobile industrial power unit. The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista also does a really cool thing each winter. They grow an actual crop of wheat to demonstrate local dry land farming techniques. They also do a twice-yearly tractor show, where they show visitors how to harvest and shuck. You can also buy the flour that the Gristmill grinds and enjoy the Molasses that is harvested in the summer months. The Museum also offers educational programs and events, all overseen by the volunteers.

SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY EVENT AT THE ANTIQUE GAS & STEAM ENGINE MUSEUM IN VISTA

On June 21st, Father’s Day, there will be a special event at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum! Come see the “Antique Engine & Tractor Show” where there will be antique equipment, tractor parade, grist mill, weaving and spinning, Blacksmithing, Wheelwright demonstration, wagon & train rides, arts & crafts and food booths! Spend a day with dad and enjoy this fun event! The Antique Engine & Tractor Show will also run June 20th, 27th and 28th.

CLASSES AT THE ANTIQUE GAS & STEAM ENGINE MUSEUM IN VISTA

Every Saturday and Thursday, come check out the Museum’s Weaving exhibit where you can see a live demonstration. Blacksmithing is taught every Saturday and the N’ Scale Model Railroad building is open every Saturday from 9-1. The Museum offers educational programs from pre-school through adult education. Other classes include basket making and spinning. New classes about clock repair, gas engine repair, jewelry, scrapbooking and sewing are coming soon!

HOURS & ADMISSION TO THE ANTIQUE GAS & STEAM ENGINE MUSEUM IN VISTA

The hours for the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista non-event days are 10:00am – 4:00pm, 7 days a week. Check the website for more information on hours for exhibits and special events. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for Seniors, $3 for kids ages 6-12 and kids under 6 are free.

For more information visit The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista website!

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