The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Seal Cove

#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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  • 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...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    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 opposi...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    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 ve...  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    Beautifully restored vehicles. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended​!
  • May 30, 2017
    YOu will not believe this place! If you don't walk around humming "Chitty Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" I give up entirely. Worth many a visit. Try to make it on "Electric Car Day" for a ride in the 1915 electric buggy!
  • November 23, 2016
    Middle of nowhere hidden GEM!Hard to believe one person used to own all these incredible cars. About 60 on display. Second time we have been here. Fabulous collection of original and restored autos, with a few motorcycles and horsedrawn vehicles thrown in as well. Cool t-shirts and gift shop. Really friendly and knowledgeable staff. Well worth the short drive from Bar Harbor to the "quiet side" of MDI. You'll be glad you visited! GREAT little museum!
  • August 31, 2016
    A lot bigger than it looks from the outside. Great way to kill an hour. Cheap admission, my four year was free. Friendly staff. Lego and coloring table for kids who aren't interested 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.
  • June 6, 2017
    Awesome collection of antique cars and friendly staff

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