Encompassing more than 125,000 square feet, Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum is no ordinary museum.
It’s cool, it’s combustive, and guarantees to take you on an exhilarating walk down memory lane.
Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Richmond, Virginia. Come experience the last century of agricultural heritage incorporating fully restored antique farm tractors, ongoing restoration projects and other farm related equipment. Keystone offers visitors more than the farm with a time warp of antique road trucks, classic cars, vintage gas pumps, oil cans, automotive signage, clocks, advertising posters of yesteryear and so much more!
Immerse yourself in the evolution of the iconic American truck and explore the stories behind the people and companies that built them.
Enjoy a vast collection of vintage trucks, ranging from early models with wooden beds and hand-cranked engines to more modern trucks that helped shape the modern transportation industry. Everything from tractor trailers, to busses, and rare delivery trucks. You'll also get to see classic trucks from legendary brands like Mack, Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge. Learn about the technological innovations that made them so successful in the transportation industry.
Whether you're a truck enthusiast or simply interested in American history, a visit to a keystone is an experience you won't forget.
Featured Antique Trucks
- Tow Trucks
- Fire Trucks
- Delivery Trucks
- Road Tractors
“Just an awesome place for everyone to visit! From tractor enthusiasts to antique buffs, there is something for everyone. It's a great place to take your kids and parents, and the blowout event held every May is something you definitely shouldn't miss.”
Explore the evolution of tractors and learn about their importance in American farming.
Our museum features a vast collection of vintage tractors, ranging from early gasoline-powered models to more modern tractors that helped revolutionize American farming practices. You'll get to see amazing classic tractors from iconic brands like John Deere, International Harvester, and Allis-Chalmers, and learn about the innovations that made them so successful on Virginia and American farms. Whether you're a farming enthusiast or simply curious about the history of agriculture in America, a visit to a classic American tractor museum is an experience you won't forget.
Classic Antique Tractors
- 50+ John Deere 2 Cylinder Tractors
- Many examples of tractors from Oliver, International Harvester, Allis Chalmers, Massey Harris, Ford and Ferguson
- And many tractors from around the world
“Tractor Heaven!! If you love tractors this is your museum. The array of tractors, trucks, and other equipment from the past will astound you.”
Wait there's more! We offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the rich history of American automotive culture with an collection of classic American cars and antique memorabilia.
From the earliest models to the latest innovations, Keystone showcases the evolution of American from car companies such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge. Whether you’re a fan of muscle cars or vintage roadsters, you’re sure to find something that captures your imagination at this one-of-a-kind museum.
We also have an extensive collection of antique merchandise including vintage signs, tobacco displays and soda bottles. We also have the largest collection of Winross die-cast model trucks small model cars, trucks and tractors Come see for yourself why Keystone is one of the most popular museums in the country!
Rare + Antique Cars & Collectables
- Classic and Rare Cars
- Antique merchandise including antique signs, tobacco displays, soda bottles, 1800 + Winross trucks, antique washing machines and model tractors
- Large collection of Virginia made products
“I was undoubtedly impressed with your collection, which is the largest and best in the world.”
About the Museum
The story of the Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum begins long ago in a small south central Virginia town - a town that is no longer found on the map. This town was named Abilene where a boy of just thirteen learned to drive his first truck. Son of a sawmill operator, Keith Jones quickly learned to haul lumber from the mill to nearby factories and plants. Hauling lumber was just one of many job duties for this young lad. Hard work was no stranger to Keith, nor to his four brothers. From early on the Jones boys learned some very valuable life lessons. All five boys tended to the family service station that helped to earn each their way to a higher education.
Today is not much different from the days back then when the siblings were together hard at work. When the going gets tough Keith can still be found behind the wheel, but instead of hauling for the sawmill, he and his brothers are hauling for Abilene Motor Express It seems that good old fashion hard work can pay off … Keith is especially proud of the modern fleet that has surpassed the first two road trucks that he and Kolen purchased back in the day. With the help and support of his brothers, today Keith Jones, CEO of Abilene Motor Express, operates a fleet of over 300 road tractors that haul nearly one-thousand trailers throughout the continental US and Canada.
One would think that a fleet of 300 road tractors is enough to oversee, but the equipment and love of machinery that Keith Jones has doesn’t stop with the road tractors that run the miles for Abilene Motor Express. There is a lesson to be learned from Keith … the lesson? Hard work, family support and passion can and will pay off. Before Abilene Motor Express came to be after school, Keith steered his way into the study of the tool and die industry, but diverted down another route and took a job with a company called International Roll Call. This road led him to Baton Rouge to the State Capitol building. It is here that Keith found something he truly wanted.
It was a young lady! A beautiful young lady that he was so sure he wanted that he asked for her hand in marriage that very same evening. They were married six weeks later! Is there a moral to the story? We think so … if you know what you want don’t hesitate to reach for the golden ring.
Keith Jones, and his brother Kolen decided to launch a storage trailer business that they named Roadmaster, where they bought and sold equipment. Before too long their clients began to ask the boys to haul freight … so they did. The Jones brothers have been answering the requests to haul ever since.
Keith resurrected the name Abilene for the company that he shares with his siblings. Today it is known as Abilene Motor Express, founded in 1986. Named after that small south central Virginia town, no longer found on the map, where that thirteen year old boy learned how to drive his first truck. Currently, 300 beautiful green 18 wheelers roll on down the highway under Keith’s watchful eye.
Keith Jones clearly has a passion for all kinds of tractors dating back to the first one he fell in love with. Sitting in an overgrown patch of weeds a farm tractor sat abandoned due to his uncle’s passing. A blanket of honeysuckle made the farm tractor its own private trellis. Keith learned that his aunt was planning to send the farm tractor off to auction, to be sold to the highest bidder. Approaching his aunt Keith told her that he wanted the farm tractor. She said, “that he could bid on the John Deere M, just like everyone else!” and bid Mr. Keith Jones did! Paying close to fourteen hundred dollars for his uncle’s old farm tractor, the John Deere M that he came to love.
Weeks later, to Keith’s surprise, his Aunt gave him back his money. She told him, “that his Uncle always wanted him to have it, but she didn’t want to just hand it over to him; she wanted him to earn it.” Work ethics must run deep in the Jones family tree. Keith went on to restore the old farm tractor back to show quality. The restoration of the old honey-suckled covered John Deere M, much like the lovely lady from Baton Rouge had Keith’s undivided attention, and the passion just continued to grow. Today the John Deere M sits in good company with its impressive counterparts. Throughout the years Keith has collected, and restored over 200 antique farm tractors and vintage road trucks that are now housed in the new building that has become Keystone Tractor Works Museum.
Keith immensely enjoys sharing his collection and knowledge with fellow tractor lovers, and anyone else who shows an interest in the history of these great machines. Keith and his staff are very excited for the opportunity to give you a tour of Keystone Tractor Works, and welcomes the public 7 days a week to visit the new 70,000 plus square foot museum in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
Have your next special event at Keystone
Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum has two special event rooms that can accommodate 50 and 300 guests for various occasions including corporate events, lectures, weddings, concerts, workshops, receptions, and more. Catering is also available through our Keystone Grill.
Truck & RV Friendly
Keystone truck and tractor museum is truck and RV accessible using the truck entrance on the south side of the museum. Start planning your trip to the museum today with harvest Host.