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In 1973, Florida real estate developer Ken Behring acquired 4800 acres of the original Blackhawk Ranch, founded in 1917.
Blackhawk Automotive Museum came about from a meeting in Arizona between car collector Don Williams and Ken Behring in 1982.
Blackhawk Museums during construction.
Date: August 1988
Blackhawk Automotive Museum opened August 1988
The Museums at Blackhawk & The Shops at Blackhawk were completed in 1991.