- About The Museum
- Hall Of Fame
- Wall of The Fallen
- Survivor Fund
- Gift Shop
- News and Events
- Contact Us
- Museum Donation Form
The Museum offers something for everyone. If you plan to visit set aside several hours to view the array of displays and exhibits showcasing the history of towing and recovery. On the outside grounds is the Wall of the Fallen memorial, dedicated to towers who died in the line of service. The Museum exhibits tow trucks and towing equipment dating back to 1916. The rotating collection includes early equipment built by Manley, Holmes, Vulcan, and Weaver. The Hall of Fame portion of the Museum honors individuals who have significantly advanced the industry. There are hundreds of photos throughout the building depicting early tow trucks and the pioneers who used them, including Ernest Holmes Sr, credited with building the first tow truck. Toy tow truck collections with other memorabilia and exhibits related to the industry’s colorful past are also featured. The Museum also includes a theater, a library, and a unique gift shop that sells souvenirs related to the towing and recovery industry. The Learning Center is reserved by various organizations throughout the year.
The museum is a non-profit organization. All money and exhibits come exclusively from donations, grants, and gifts from individuals and major industry corporations.The museum hosts tour groups, school trips, and special events. It is recommended that you call 30 days in advance for reservations.
James Bach (Elma, NY)
Andy Chesney (Euless, TX)
David Craze (Virginia Beach, VA
Bobby Disher (Kernersville, NC)
Joseph Gagne (Toronto, Ontario)
Vaughn Gobel (Poland, OH)
John Saunders (Hertfordshire, England)
Randy Sorley (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Drew Zuccala (Boynton Beach, FL)
The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc.
3315 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
For questions or comments about the museum, contact us
Admission and Hours
Adults - $10.00
Seniors (55 or older)/Military/AAA - $9.00
Children 6 - 14 - $6.00
Children under 5 are free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Hours (March. 1-Oct.31)
Monday - Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 11 - 5
Winter Hours (Nov 1-Feb.28)
Monday - Saturday 10 - 4:30
Sunday 11 - 5
Closed Major Holidays