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The Seal Cove Auto Museum

Address: 1414 Tremont Rd., Rt. 102, Seal Cove, ME 04612
Phone Number: 207-244-9242
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Seal Cove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Seal Cove Auto Museum exhibits a wide variety of antique autos, from an 1899 Dedion Bouton to a...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Seal Cove Auto Museum exhibits a wide variety of antique autos, from an 1899 Dedion Bouton to a 1924 Mercer, with a special emphasis on examples from the "Brass Era" (1895-1917). Antique care enthusiasts as well as those who simply enjoy cars from the past will delight in the beauty, mystery and romance of this unique collection. Open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, 10-5, seven days a week.
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Denton, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This collection and the people who oversee it made this excursion a highlight. In Seal Harbor, you will find a wonderful jewel of the island. The early automobiles are in excellent condition. They are often from the estates of wealthy New Englanders. There are some that you will never see anywhere. In addition there are, from the same era bicycles,... More 

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Laurel, Delaware
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

They have a really excellent and large variety of automobiles from the early years, I belive it is called from the "Brass Era"

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Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not only are the Brass Era Autos a major attraction at this museum, but we found the staff very friendly and informative. In addition, the signage describes much more than just what type of vehicle you are looking at: there are bits of history and background into the industry in its infancy that are very interesting. Above all, the autos... More 

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hrowan, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this review

Hi Brad, You're quite right about how our being off the beaten path can positively affect a visit to our museum. We care deeply about the type of experience our visitors have here, and understand that while we might have a higher number of people if we were located in Bar Harbor, our location on the "quietside" of the island... More 

MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were in Bar Harbor for a few days and had picked up a flyer about the Seal Cove Auto Museum. We looked at it and then thought maybe. On our way to Thurston's Lobster Pond we spied a small sign showing the way to the auto museum. After driving on and on, we finally found it. My husband is... More 

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hrowan, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this review

Glad you found us, and even more glad you found it worthwhile once you were here, even if you yourself are not a car nut! :) Hope Digital Media & Communications Specialist More 

Oxford
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A wonderful collection of antique autos. Spend as much time as you want viewing this great display of automotive history and only $5.00.

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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited with 3 other seniors. For $20 we got a fun and educational tour. Pictures are ok and staff very inform a th I've. Four thumbs up!

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hrowan, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this review

Glad you so enjoyed your visit with us, thanks for the review! Hope Digital Media & Communications Specialist More 

Dothan AL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband loves old cars so we stopped by this museum. I was so impressed (I am not a car person either) with the quality and beauty of the cars on exhibit. They also tell how some people started out in other lines of business and how they progressed to designing and building certain autos. While there we saw two... More 

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hrowan, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Alice. We see ourselves as a history museum as much as a car museum, and do our best to tell the stories of the time period (turn of the last century) and how the auto industry influenced, and was influenced by, all the many other technological changes occurring at the time. Hope Digital Media & Communications... More 

Augusta ME
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105 reviews 105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This has to be one of the better small collections in the country. Pebble Beach winners to barn finds Cars and motorcycles a must stop for any enthusiast.

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hrowan, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this review

Yes we have a little of everything here at the Seal Cove Auto Museum, glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope Digital Media & Communications Specialist More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We came back because we had visited 12 years ago, and now wanted to take our ten year old here. I think it's even better now. The cars are beautiful and the displays and information are really well done. The kids have a Bingo activity that keeps them engaged. Everything they have is from the very beginning of the auto... More 

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hrowan, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this review

How wonderful you were able to bring your son to the Museum after visiting it yourself so many years ago, I hope he enjoyed it too! We really do have something to offer everyone, even non "car-people" - the stories the cars offer and their role in an important time in history are so interesting in themselves, the autos just... More 

Randolph, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

While exploring the many beautiful area on Mount Desert Island, we came upon the Seal Cove Auto Museum.. "a unique collection of antique autos and motorcycles from 1985-1917". As owners of a classic 1970 GTX, my husband is always ready to look at vintage vehicles and the Seal Cove museum had lots to offer. The curators of the museum were... More 

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hrowan, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this review

Hi Kathy glad you happened upon the Museum! It sounds like you and your husband appreciated both the aesthetics of the cars and the glimpse they provide into a fascinating era in history. Thanks for your review! -Hope Rowan Digital Media & Communications Specialist More 

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