The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Seal Cove

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#14 of 57 in Museums in Maine
America's premier Brass Era automobile museum located on the Quietside of Mount Desert Island, Maine, a scenic drive from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
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  • 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 hi...  more »
  • 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 curat...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • A lot bigger than it looks from the outside. Good way to kill an hour. Cheap admission. Friendly staff. Lego and coloring table for kids who loose interest in the old cars. Beautiful old cars. By the way, Seal Cove Road from Southwest Harbor is mostly gravel. You might want to take the long way around.
  • The first thing in the door we were welcomed by a wonderful lady. She gave a quick verbal overview of the museum and welcomed us. The collection is very nice. The gift shop had very reasonably priced items. I would recommend this as part of your Acadia visit.
  • Off the beaten path but so worth going! Great auto museum!
  • A great car museum with very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • Very cool way of presenting the story of the car ban on Mount Desert Island!

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