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The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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Address: 1414 Tremont Rd., Rt. 102, Seal Cove, ME 04612
Phone Number: 207-244-9242
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Description: The Seal Cove Auto Museum exhibits a wide variety of antique autos, from...
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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This is a don't miss... don't wait for a rain day, just visit it

From the road there seems to be a large warehouse type building and a sign advertising Seal Cove Auto Museum. Where we were staying did not have good Wi-Fi and we could not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Nice display of the Brass Era of automobiles. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgable and are willing to share their car expertise. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience a piece of American History that many people do not know about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

From the road there seems to be a large warehouse type building and a sign advertising Seal Cove Auto Museum. Where we were staying did not have good Wi-Fi and we could not check reviews, but decided to go in anyway. What a treat... my husband was over the moon. Every car is before 1920, and from what they call... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This collections one of the best I have ever seen. It is from the Brass era of cars. Many of the brands I had never heard of and most were incredibly restored. It seems unassuming when you park outside. But once you walk in, the sight of rows of very large cars of all descriptions manufactured using massive amounts of... More 

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

Yes between our out-of-the-way location and the non-so-impressive outside of the building (we plan to do some improvements there at some point) visitors are often stunned by what it inside! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope Digital Media & Communications Specialist More 

Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very nice "Brass Era" museum. Several cars I'd never heard of before. This is the best collection I've seen of pre-1920's automobiles/horseless carriages. They even have an original Benz 3-wheeler. I had seen a reproduction at the Northeast Auto Museum in New York. Staff was very friendly and informative. They were available for questions, if desired, or left you to... More 

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

In the interests of full disclosure, the Benz motorwagon is actually the one replica we have at the museum. We try to make that clear with the signage but it's entirely possible to miss that fact. But all the rest of the cars are originals, and it sounds like you enjoyed them all! Thanks for your kind review! More 

Hopedale, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visited on a rainy day and it was a nice surprise to see such a nice collection of cars on MDI. Some priceless cars here. The ride to this sight offered nice views and a pottery gallery.

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

It is a great rainy day activity - however be prepared for crowds on rainy days because of that fact! Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope Digital Media & Communications Specialist More 

Barrington NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you like antique autos you will LOVE this museum. Lots of very old cars, most in incredible condition. You are on Mt. Desert Island- probably for a day or two so this museum is on the way around the island. GO THERE you won't be disappointed :)

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and review of the museum. And yes it can make a great stop when doing the loop around the west-side - could combine it with a visit to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse, lunch at Thurston's Lobster Pound right on the water, and maybe a walk around the shoreline at Wonderland or Ship's... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Took a drive out here on a rainy day with the advice of a local. We were very pleasantly surprised with the quantity and quality of the autos on display. Excellent research and stories provided on placards at each of the displays about the cars, the designers, and their histories.

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

Being located in a somewhat out of the way location as we are, visitors are often surprised by the depth and quality of our collection when they walk through the door! Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review, I will be sure to pass along your comments to our curator too. Hope Rowan Digital Media &... More 

New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was on our list of ‘must do’s’ for our visit to Mount Desert Island – actually it was on DH’s list of must do’s, but even I enjoyed the visit! There were more than enough cars to keep him happily snapping photos, and not so many as to put me into a coma. Other items on display from that... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We do try to offer a variety of things for visitors to experience, such as the exhibit of early 1900's clothing we currently have on display and which you mentioned, so that everyone can enjoy their time at the Auto Museum, even those who aren't "car people" but get dragged in by there "car people"... More 

Budd Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had no interest in a car museum but when I stopped by I found auto art work! The modestly priced museum is a gem! Even if you have little interist in the history of the automobile the craftsmanship alone is worth stopping by. If you want to learn about cars or motorcycles for that matter, this is a graduate... More 

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

Hi Frank, Glad you finally made it in to see our collection, but the important thing is that you did eventually stop in and enjoyed your visit! Yes many people think of electric cars as something new, but as you learned during your visit electric cars were among the first vehicles 100 years ago. Thank you for your kind words,... More 

Newport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went on a week day and had the whole place to ourselves. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. This museum is made up of Brass Era autos and at least one car the only one known in existence. The museum is a bit off the beaten path and honestly on motorcycles there were a few really bad areas... More 

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

Thanks for your comments Donna, so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. I hear you about those roads getting here, all the roads on the island took a real hit this winter, but at least it's a pretty drive getting here! And, of course easily worth a few bumps to see our car collection! ;) More 

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Address: 1414 Tremont Rd., Rt. 102, Seal Cove, ME 04612
Phone Number: 207-244-9242
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Seal Cove
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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