Welcome to The Murphy Auto MuseumThe Murphy Auto Museum, located in Oxnard, California, is a collection of over 60 beautiful vintage automobiles and Americana housed inside an 30,000 square foot facility. Our unique collection spans from 1903 to present day.
We are also home to one of the largest H/O scale train layouts, with many scale miles of track. Enjoy watching passenger and freight trains as they wind their way through cities, towns and the countryside.
We are open on weekends Saturday, 9am-4pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm, or by appointment for special groups. We have exciting new exhibits planned each quarter in our main showroom and various community activities throughout the year. We hope you come visit us soon!
1944 Willys-Overland Army Jeep
In the late 1930ʼs, America had yet to be drawn into the conflicts but could see that war was steadily advancing across the globe. Military planners needed a small, versatile vehicle that could be used for reconnaissance and a myriad of other tasks. In 1940 American Bantam won the initial contract for 70 vehicles.
On December 7, 1941, America was attacked and the war had hit American shores. More vehicles were needed than Bantam could supply. In the end, Willys and Ford built the spec Jeep (Ford under contract with Willys). In the end, over 600,000 Jeeps were produced during World War II.Car Spotlight »
Jeep-A Favorite of Liberators & Adventurers
Exhibit Runs: December 28 - March 30
Our first quarter exhibit for 2015 will be honoring this great American of the year honors this great American invention. We have some wonderful examples from the basic World War II and Korean War Jeeps to the more modern and luxurious Wagoneer.
Jeep Exhibit Sponsored by Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Get Revved about the Jeep Exhibit Watch these cool videos.
The Jeep in War & Peace
Jeep: Documentary on the History of Jeep
LA Studebaker Drivers Club Winter Meet & Topa Topa Flywheelers Exhibit
Sunday, March 15
Join us on the last Sunday of winter for the Studebakers, Pierce Arrows and Rocknes courtesy of the Los Angeles Studebaker Drivers Club.
Plus The Topa Topa Flywheelers will be bringing their own tractors and demonstrating what they call “hit and miss” engines.
Vintage Trailer Show Exhibit Runs: April 5 - June 29
Saturday, June 27 | 10am-5pm VINTAGE TRAILER TOURS IN THE PARKING LOT
April through June’s exhibit will take you to a unique destination; yesterday. At our museum, RV means Retro Vintage and we will have some of the coolest camping trailers you will see assembled in one place. Come out and see for yourself our first class selection of unique and rare trailers and camping memorabilia.
Meet Docent, Ken Dively
Thank you to Ken, the subject of this edition of Volunteer Spotlight. All our volunteers bring their expert knowledge to enrich the museum experience for our visitors, we couldn't do it without them. In this Q&A Ken shares his passion for educating and inspiring our visitors. Next time you visit, please take the time to thank Ken and all our docents!