Visit the place where history meets fun!
Bradford, Pennsylvania is home not just to Zippo lighters and Case knives but also to a commitment to the craft and quality synonymous with “Made in America.” We invite you to visit the Zippo/Case Museum, where fans and collectors from across the globe gather to experience the rich history of these two American icons.
Come explore the 15,000 square foot attraction that includes the world famous Zippo Repair Clinic and Zippo/Case Store. Fourteen custom-made Zippo street lighters line the drive leading up to the building. Over the entrance towers a 40-foot Zippo lighter with pulsating neon flame, and an enormous Case Canoe three bladed pocketknife. Enjoy a self-guided tour to learn the rich history of two American icons.FREE ADMISSION
•Handicap Accessible •Restroom Facilities •Free Bus Parking •Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas1932 Zippo Drive Bradford, PA 16701 814-368-1932 For GPS use Chestnut St. Extension
Just off the US Route 219 Expressway 10 miles south of interstate 86 (Former NY-17), exit 23
Museum Exhibits That Will Spark Your Interest
Just like you don't forget your first Zippo lighter or Case knife, you won't forget your first visit to the Zippo Case Museum. You will experience exhibits like:
• An ally for the Allies, an exploration of Zippo's contributions to the American effort in WWII.
• The Greatest Supporting Actor of all Times, an illustration of each time a Zippo lighter is in the Hollywood spotlight.
• It Works, or We Fix it Free, a glance into Zippo's famous repairs center.
• Zippo Rocks!, a rocking collection of Zippo's role in music throughout the years.
•This month at the museum
The Zippo Case Museum celebrates the holiday season with a look back at some of our most memorable Christmas ads and displays. (From left) One of Zippo’s most famous Christmas ads debuted in 1952. It shows two mischievous, pajama-clad children and their cocker spaniel peaking around a door with Mom and Dad’s presents – engraved Zippo lighters – behind their backs.
Zippo released two World War II collectibles in 2008, The Allied Heroes set and the black crackle D-Day Lighter. They were featured in a 40’s inspired ad with the headline, “I’ll be Home for Christmas.” The still popular Bing Crosby Christmas tune is about a WWII soldier longing to be with his family for the holiday.
Early Zippo ads, such as this full-color, hand-drawn ad from 1955, reminded holiday shoppers that the lifetime guarantee made Zippo lighters a perfect gift.In 1950, old Saint Nick let people pick his pockets for a windproof gift.
Many a youth has been delighted to discover a shining Case pocket knife tucked in the toe of his Christmas stocking. This “12 Days of Christmas” themed Case pocket knife counter display from 2011 is very similar to a Zippo lighter display from 1974.
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