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The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Seal Cove
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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.
Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband appreciated seeing the wonderful vintage automobiles at this small museum. We had such a great time last year, we returned again this year. This seems like a small museum with a big heart. Staff is friendly and helpful, the motor cars and cycles are truly works of art. If you enjoy old cars, go! If you don't, check out their interesting gift shop.

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Hope R, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Always nice to get repeat visitors, it's nice to know you enjoyed it enough to come back. I hope you'll return again if you're back on Mount Desert in the future!

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

After many trips to MDI the finally visited this treasure! It was a real treat to see so many beautiful vehicles maintained so well.

Thank Alice S
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Hope R, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Alice so glad you enjoyed our collection, thank you for your recommendation!

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We actually drove by the place, even though it was recommended, and turned around to go see what it was. We expected not much out in the middle of the island. But the price was right ($5 for seniors) and the quality and quantity were amazing. We spend hours admiring all of the old cars and bikes and reading the information cards. Every so often a docent would come by and tell us more about the cars and even demonstrate the horns. It wasn't too crowded on a stormy day. This museum truly has one of a kind cars and worth far more than the price of admission.

Thank SeaStar41
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Hope R, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Glad you made the decision to turn around! :)

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Thanks to Trip Advisor, we saw the reviews for this place and decided to try it. We are long time repeat visitors to Mount Desert Island so we are always looking for something new to do. First, this is in Seal Cove, which requires you to leave the more busy side of the island and travel to the "quiet side"...which is a nice break and also allows you to see how the more permanent residents live. Second, the museum is a GREAT surprise as you walk in. From the outside, it seems small and my expectations were not high because of where we were...how good could it be? IT WAS WONDERFUL! As soon as you walk in you can tell that the family who run it really take it seriously and have put a lot of effort into making it a wonderful experience. From the gentleman who greets you and explains how the museum works, to everyone who seemed to work there...you feel as though you are part of the family. You do not need to like antique cars to enjoy this museum...it's a great piece of history. Each car has a lot facts and explanations to it and you can't help but be intrigued with the history. There are a lot of things to look at in addition to cars, including my favorite....the antique brass cash register. It was kid friendly as well: a BINGO scavenger hunt of facts kept my kids busy for at least 30 minutes and they were thrilled with getting a little prize at the end. I think it's great that so many great historical cars are cherished and being taken care of. Make sure to catch this place...you will NOT be disappointed!!!!!!

Thank SSA40
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Hope R, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Hi Sue,

So glad you decided to check out the Museum after many visits to MDI, and that you had such a nice experience here. As you stated just the trip to this side of the island itself can be quite enjoyable, getting away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor and the "sacrifice zone" of the main portion of Acadia.

We often get the "jaw drop" from visitors when they step in the door of the modest-looking blue metal building, only to see the long length of cars running down the exhibit space all spiffy with brass shining! If only there was a way to capture and share that I think all visitors to the island would be sure to make the Auto Museum a part of their visit! But your describing your experience of it is the closest we can get to that, so thank you for spreading the word, we do think we have something special here and want to share it.

I hope you got to hear the Edison phonograph in action too while you were here! :)

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I wanted to write a review of this place because when you are visiting Mount Desert Island this is one of those off the beaten path places that you might not hear about but is worth a visit.

The cars are beautiful and standing next to them really makes you fell like you are stepping back in time.

They have a great collection of steam powered cars. We were told that a few times a year they actually take visitors out for a drive in one of the steam cars. I hope next time we visit we are able to that.

Thank RetiredAndInTheWay
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Hope R, Public Relations Manager at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Thank you for you kind words and recommendation of the Auto Museum, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit here. You should definitely try to get back again for a ride in the Stanley Steamer!

You can keep eye on the events page of our website (www.sealcoveautomuseum.org/events) - or our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SealCoveAutoMuseum) for information we post on when we'll be giving rides as a part of some of our programs and event days.

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