The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc.


The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum is the only one in the world for the Towing Industry. It was opened September 22, 1995. There are 18 antique tow trucks on display along with memorabilia from the industry. Chattanooga, Tennessee was the chosen site for the museum as Ernest Holmes, Co. built the first wreckers there in the early 1900’s. The museum is currently located at 3315 Broad St., Chattanooga, TN. 37408.


Our Mission Statement:

A) Recording the history of our industry through the publication of books, periodicals and historical records and other documents

B) Collecting and restoring and displaying the artifacts and memorabilia of our industry through our ongoing Museum Program

C) Providing an Information Center for the enlightenment of the general public regarding the many valuable contributions to society, worldwide, made by the Towing and Recovery Industry

In 2006 the International Towing & Recovery Museum unvelied what is now known as 'The Wall of the Fallen". It is a Memorial Wall dedicated to the men and women who lose their lives in the line of service in the towing & recovery industry.

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Latitude: 35.016992 Longitude: -85.323582 Elevation: 660 ft
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Seasons Open

Year Round - Closed Major Holidays

Hours Open

Summer M-S 9-5 Sun 11-5/Winter M-S 10-5 Sun 11-5


$8.00 general/$7.00 Senior or Military/$4.00 Children (6-18)/5 and under are free

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