Current Covid Information

Due to high case rates and community transmission in the State of Maine, we are currently requiring visitors to wear a mask or face covering in the museum. Please give us a call at 207-244-9242 or email us if you have any questions about your visit.

 The Seal Cove Auto Museum fosters joyful experiences for people of all ages and interests. Our collection features some of the earliest automobiles and motorcycles, as well as clothing and accessories, from 1895 through the early 1920s. Antique auto enthusiasts, history buffs, as well as anyone who simply loves stories or wants to experience something entirely different, will delight in this unique collection.

Inspired by over 50 vehicles, the Museum shares exciting stories about this transformational time in American history. Stories about invention and innovation, art, design, women’s rights, and social and economic changes can be traced through the early automobile, when inventors were experimenting with steam, electricity, and gas-powered engines. The Seal Cove Auto Museum shares these stories — the innovation, ingenuity, and the power of imagination — that created these vehicles and transformed life in America.

The Museum hosts many programs and events throughout the year including demonstration days, Cars & Coffees, dances, dinners, kids’ activities, and more. Visit our Events Page for more information.

Melissa Knight
Melissa Knight
00:50 23 Aug 21
Not only does this museum sport some rare and interesting cars, it also has artifacts from the Woman's Suffrage... Movement! Some of the cars in the collection are limited in number world wide! There are also some early motorcycles there as well. You can do an audio tour via the website. Don't let the size fool you, this museum is full of great things!read more
Linda McClellan
Linda McClellan
00:18 06 Aug 21
Very informative. We had some great conversations with the staff. Incredible old cars.
Brenda Reeser
Brenda Reeser
00:17 28 Jul 21
A few weeks ahead of our visit I sent an email to see if we could get a closer look at one of their cars I had a... special interest in, the curator responded within minutes and was very accommodating. The collection includes some very rare early Fords including a Model K as well as a National Underslung and Pierce Arrow. All the staff we spoke with were very knowledgeable and friendly. The museum shop had a nice selection of shirts, hats, etc. The day we were there noted author and car collector Tom Cotter was giving a presentation and displayed his Cunningham automobile. All in all one of the best car museums on the east coast.read more
Laura Clingman
Laura Clingman
11:36 13 Jun 21
No need to post pictures of my own, there are so many in all the other comments and everything you see is just as... posted! What a great place to visit! Definitely and highly recommended!read more
Lynn Ceraldi
Lynn Ceraldi
13:08 03 Jun 21
Stumbles across this fantastic museum on our way to the Bass harbor light house. One of the best ones I've been too... (and I've been to ALOT!). Display was focusing on the women's suffrage movement. Very informative as well as such an interesting and diverse collection of cars. Highly recommend a stop there if you're in the area.read more
Bonnie Jansen
Bonnie Jansen
09:58 17 Oct 20
We are so glad we found this place. Wanting to avoid the crowds in downtown Bar Harbor, someone recommended Seal Cove... Museum. What a gem! We spent about an hour wandering around the museum. So well done!! They change their themes, so we'll go back next year to see what is new. Highly recommend!read more
Karl Wobrock
Karl Wobrock
18:17 28 Sep 20
Great collection of automobiles going back to 1900! Great people running it. This is a must see. Amazing to see up... close. Perfect for a rainy day in bar harbor.read more
Katey Torrey
Katey Torrey
19:25 13 Sep 20
My boys loved it
Patty Healy-Osborne
Patty Healy-Osborne
13:56 07 Sep 20
This little treasure was a great place to go when hiding from the summer heat mid day. The 19th amendment views and... setups were delightful along with a tire from 100 years ago when the women were fighting for the right to vote for all. Loved the old cars that they had including a replica of the one that traveled around the whole country while they were putting out the right to vote!read more
Ro. P.
Ro. P.
20:34 02 Sep 20
Great place! Thanks for having a Tesla charger!
Joanna Lu
Joanna Lu
20:33 01 Sep 20
This is a really interesting niche museum with cars from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The staff is friendly and... knowledgeable, and even let us in the garage to see the cars they were working on to restore. The restrooms are really clean, probably the cleanest public restrooms I’ve ever seen.They also let our dog in with us since he had been with us all day, and no one else was in the museum (end of the day on a weekday). I highly recommend this to all car lovers, and even those who simply have an interest in history, like me!read more
Carly Dodds
Carly Dodds
00:40 27 Aug 20
This museum is a hidden gem! A little off the beaten path, but definitely worth a trip from Bar Harbor! We went since... my husband likes cars and motorcycles, but I enjoyed the visit too! I was surprised to find the museum had lots of info on the women's sufragette movement and how it related to cars! It was nice to see the cars from a different perspective.read more
olga segal
olga segal
03:39 26 Aug 20
Amazing museum featuring rare and beautiful antique cars. Dedicated and knowledgeable staff that patiently answered our... questions and even played an antique gramophone for us! The kids and the adults had an amazing time and did not want to leave!read more
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Hours

May 1 – Oct 31:
Open Daily
         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                Additional Hours for               Special Programs                  
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Admission

$10, Adults
$8, Seniors 62+
             $8, Veterans               Free, 18 and younger    Group Rates Available