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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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Very informative

The museum is set up to show how many Mt. Desert (pronouonce dessert!) old money summer visitors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Impressive collection

Tucked away on the far side of Mount Desert Island, you don't expect to find such an impressive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John H
Joigny, France
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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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1414 Tremont Rd, Rt. 102, Seal Cove, ME 04674-4205
+1 207-244-9242
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If not for a strong recommendation from the owner of Acadia Hotel-Downtown, where we stayed for three nights in Bar Harbor, we would have missed seeing this gem of a museum. Seal Cove is on the opposite side of Mt. Desert Island from Bar Harbor....More

Thank 911Traveldude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first day on the island was a little gray so we just went to museums. This place is really interesting- there was a narrative about how the rich folks tried to keep cars off the island that was very instructive. The cars were all...More

Thank tandtmcd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed the collection of antique cars housed in the museum and the exhibits. Staff was very informative and we were happy to meet the owner of one of the cars. Museum is easy to walk around and has seats for those who...More

Thank Patt13_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in a cold rainy day. What a great find. This is a world class car museum with several rare one of a kind cars. It was fun listening to the stories about keeping card off of MDI when they first were introduced. Surprised...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK - let's not raise expectations too high. This is a relatively modest car museum in the woods on Mt Desert Island. But it is so unexpected as to be completely worth the visit. Plus the collection is impressive for its type - which is...More

Thank mbl5283
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent auto museum with a great story about the history of automobiles on Mount Desert Island at the turn of the century.

Thank Will D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really liked this museum. If you are interested in old cars this is a good place to visit. They have some one of a kind items and the display area is great. Pictures are allowed.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We heard about this museum from our B&B host & we're so glad we drove out to find it. The cars were fun to look at and I loved reading all the history of automobiles on Mount Deset Island. It was one of the highlights...More

Thank Mary S
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