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 current exhibit, Selling Lifestyle and Leisure: Art, Advertising, and the Automobile, uses a combination of original advertisements, large scale reproductions, special ‘guest’ vehicles, and multi-media presentations, to tell the story of automobile advertising and design, the social trends that shaped the ads, and the talented artists and illustrators who created them.
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.
“We all enjoyed our first visit to the Auto Museum. We found it fascinating and appreciate all the knowledge which was shared with us. We had three generations with us today, and each one of us had a wonderful time and learned a lot in the process. We will highly recommend your museum to our friends and family.”
-Visitor Comment, May 2018
The history we protect, the stories we share, and the community we build are funded by members and non-members alike. You can donation online, through the mail, or in person.