International Towing Museum

  • View nostalgic, colorful tow trucks while learning about how the towing industry came to be.

International Towing Museum

  • Sun 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Mon 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Tue 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Wed 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Thu 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Fri 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Sat 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

About International Towing Museum

The International Towing Museum is the only place in the world that offers a close encounter with a tow truck that is fun, positive and nostalgic.
It all started more than 20 years ago when a group of dedicated towing professionals, the Friends of Towing, decided to recognize outstanding individuals in the towing and recovery industry worldwide, recording industry's history, collecting and displaying artifacts and memorabilia in a museum setting, and providing information about the industry to the public. In its humble beginnings, the Friends of Towing displayed the Hall of Fame and Museum in a semi-trailer and drove it to and from towing and recovery industry trade shows across the country.
In 1995 the museum decided to settle down in the scenic city of Chattanooga, TN, credited as the birthplace of the tow truck thanks to inventor Ernest Holmes Sr. Holmes and his son Ernest Holmes Jr. Today, the museum has evolved from the humble Friends of Towing into the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum.
In 2006, the museum dedicated a Memorial, The Wall of the Fallen, in honor of men and women who had lost their lives in the line of service. In 2007, at the first Wall of the Fallen dedication service, 94 names were added. Since its establishment, the names of towing operators who have lost their lives are added to the wall during a special ceremony in September.