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The Seal Cove Auto Museum

1414 Tremont Rd, Rt. 102, Seal Cove, ME 04674-4205
+1 207-244-9242
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Third Visit

This was our third visit to this museum over the last few years, and we have never been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravPa
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PA
More than expected

We stopped here on our way from Bar Harbor to the Bangor airport, which isn't on the way but we had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KyBoop
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Lexington
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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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“old cars” (21 reviews)
“bar harbor” (16 reviews)
“rainy day” (17 reviews)
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1414 Tremont Rd, Rt. 102, Seal Cove, ME 04674-4205
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+1 207-244-9242
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"old cars"
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"desert island"
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"quiet side"
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"on display"
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"early years"
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"summer residents"
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"great stop"
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"my husband loves"
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"restored cars"
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"excellent collection"
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"steamers"
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"southwest harbor"
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"a small gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to this museum over the last few years, and we have never been dissapointed! The displays are changed out, and the information is kept relevant to the cars. This year's displays were about advertising history, and we found it fascinating!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way from Bar Harbor to the Bangor airport, which isn't on the way but we had so many people recommend this museum...we had to go. It is an amazing collection of turn of the century (1900) cars, motorcycles, and more....More

Thank KyBoop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are no car buffs in our home but this didn’t stop us from grabbing this slice of delightful history when the clouds rolled in. The collection of cars are surprisingly vast (the museum is in a hanger like building) and each tell a story...More

Thank E S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 10 year old son, and I visited this gem of a museum. It is remarkable! All three of us thoroughly enjoyed it. The cost per person is very reasonable considering what you get to see and you can spend as much time as...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

No need to be a car nut to stop by. Inexpensive, extremely well presented and wide ranging exhibit. Gentleman at front door is inviting, professional and knowledgeable. Something for motorcycle fans too. Browse at your leisure. Easy to find and perfect for a rainy day...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

We had heard about Seal Cove Auto Museum from friends. We decided to take the day and make a trip there on a rainy day. It was wonderful. Not only were all of the cars, refurbished and non-refurbished, great to see but the volunteers were...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Very interesting drive to find this place, lovely natural vegetation along the way and then you arrive. Lovely vintage motor cycles and historic motor vehicles in a lovely location. There is also a history to tell of this area before vehicles were allowed on the...More

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Went here while staying in Bar Harbor. The collection of antique cars is wonderful, but the history of the auto on Mount Desert Island was fantastic. Displays are as informative as the cars. The curator was very helpful. This was a great side trip and...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

The museum is set up to show how many Mt. Desert (pronouonce dessert!) old money summer visitors did not want automobiles but many of the working locals did want them allowed. Many unusual cars.

Thank 423betteh
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Tucked away on the far side of Mount Desert Island, you don't expect to find such an impressive motor museum. Focussed on the Brass Era of veteran cars, it is beautifully laid out and explained. Don't miss it!

Thank John H
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