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The Seal Cove Auto Museum

1414 Tremont Rd., Rt. 102, Seal Cove, ME 04612
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 1924 Mercer, with a special emphasis on examples... more » 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. « less
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Dothan AL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Augusta ME
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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I spent about an hour at the museum during a rainy morning. It has a collection of about 50 brass era antique cars and motorcycles, most of which have been beautifully restored. Information about the vehicles is posted beside each one. When children come into the museum they are given a bingo formatted scavenger hunt. At the... More

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

Thanks for visiting Mary Lou! Yes it's definitely a great activity for a rainy day when you don't want to be out and about in the park. Though on a really hot day it can be nice to visit since the Museum usually remains remarkably cool even without air conditioning. And on a nice day, the lawn in front the... More

Huntington Station
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a charming little museum! We were greeted by a very nice staff member. After a nice conversation we went on to learn about the cars and automative history. We only spent about an hour but it was totally worth it.

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit! I'm smiling at "just an hour" - we always advise visitors who come at the end of the day that they should plan on leaving themselves at least an hour to view the collection, and many people end up spending an entire morning or afternoon here, which is just fine by us. Those who... More

Pompey, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The collection of early and rare cars is excellent. Many of which have gone to the show in Pebble Beach, CA. Everything is pre 1929. Some of the cars on display are the only ones in the world. Several of the cars are brands that you do not typically hear of. They even have a Pierce Arrow motorcycle. The staff... More

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

Yes we're quite proud of the uniqueness of our collection, and our staff so enjoy sharing that with others. In addition to taking a car to Pebble Beach in a few weeks, we have also been invited to exhibit a car at Misselwood this weekend, and will be attending additional shows in the fall, so keep an eye out for... More

Kenduskeag Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Being a hudge moter head and in the automobile line of work i was happy to learn there was the seal cove auto musem, after finding this hidden jewel and paying my modest ticket fee i steped back into time when there were autos but no roads, with the museums staff as my guide i saw automobiles i had only... More

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

Peter I'm glad you found us! It really is pretty amazing to be able to have history made so real by seeing these "primitive" cars, and thinking about how life and the role automobiles played in life was so different then. FYI the 1909 Locomobile did pretty well in the parade, it made it about three-quarters of the way through... More

Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Unique antique auto museum overlooking Seal Cove Pond and Western Mountain on Mount Desert Island, Maine, home of Acadia National Park. Great activities for every member in the family.

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

Thanks for visiting Elizabeth! On sunny days I always am sure to bring my lunch outside to take in the awesome view myself. We hope our visitors take advantage of our location too, the picnic tables in front of the building are a great spot for an outdoor lunch before or after exploring our collection for those who bring sandwiches... More

Hudson, FL
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210 reviews 210 reviews
48 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It seemed like a long drive from Bar Harbor for this museum, but it was worth the trip, especially, obviously, if you're into that stuff. I am not but my husband has an interest in it. For me, the interesting part was the info about bicycling, and how it helped change women's lives in the 1800s. I also liked the... More

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

Thanks for visiting and for your review Barbara. Isn't that story about Bertha a great one! Even those who aren't necessarily "car people" tend to enjoy our Museum, because of the rich history and personal stories associated with the auto industry and the cars themselves. It's these wonderful stories that first drew me to the Auto Museum myself! Hope Digital... More

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