Motor Transport Museum Hours
The Motor Transport Museum is open to the public every Saturday from 9am to 5pm. We also are available for personal tours by schools and clubs that are only able to visit during the week. For weekday visits, and special tour information, please call: 619 478 2492 Monday through Friday to make an appointment. For reasons of safety, we do require that all children and young adults visiting the grounds are supervised by adults and not left wandering unattended.
The museum does not charge an admission fee. Rather, we have an old style overnight bank deposit vault in which visitors may deposit donations to benefit our operations. The donation depository is located inside the main building adjacent to some of our visual displays.
The Motor Transport Museum is a working museum and at various times throughout the day, members will be working on the grounds and inside the building organizing and restoring vehicles and equipment. Within the Campo area, you will also find other sites of interest such as the Railroad Museum giving train rides on the weekends and the Stone Store Museum holding information and exhibits of early pioneers of the area, as well as of the Camp Lockett Calvary Encampment, home to the Buffalo Soldiers.
The Motor Transport Museum is located within the south-central portion of San Diego County, California, near the unincorporated Community of Campo. It is located approximately 50 miles east of Downtown San Diego and approximately 50-miles west of El Centro. (See Map Below)
The U.S. / Mexico Border is located approximately two miles to the south, however the closest official Border Crossing is located at Tecate, approximately 15-miles to the west. Interstate 8, a major east-west route of travel, is located around ten miles to the north.
When in San Diego, take the Interstate 8 east go approximately 50 miles to exit 51, Buckman Springs Rd. - turn right on Buckman Springs Rd. and go approximately 7 miles to State Highway 94 - turn left on 94 and go east 0.6 miles. MTM is the big ol' tall mill building on the right.
Please pull in and parallel park on the right side of the entrance rd., then come on up to the mill and we'll give you a tour and answer your questions! Please: DO NOT OPEN ANY DOORS, WINDOWS, TRUNKS OR HOODS, CRAWL INTO OR ON any of the vehicles. The vehicles are old and warn and easily damaged.