Tour the Museum

The Seal Cove Auto Museum works to produce dynamic educational experiences that inspire, enlighten, and entertain visitors of all ages. The museum aims is to make our collections, knowledge, and educational materials accessible, and to function as a resource for our local community and auto enthusiasts across the country. We offer a variety of tour experiences that are designed with the ambition to foster an appreciation for history and brass era cars. These are the tour options Seal Cove Auto Museum currently offers:



Seal Cove Auto Museum, Richard C. Paine. Jr., Automobile Charitable Trust Collection, some autos pictured in the museum


School Tours

Students will take part in a guided tour of our collections as we share exciting stories about this transformational time in American History from 1890 to the 1920s. Students will hear stories about invention and innovation, art and design, women’s rights, and social and economic changes that can be traced throughout the early automobile. Students visiting the museum are given the unique chance to interact with our vehicles up close and participate in fun and engaging stem demonstrations. Seal Cove can accommodate a maximum of 40 students on one tour, with a minimum of one chaperone per 10 students. Larger groups will be asked to spread out their tours. We encourage teachers and educators to contact us before their visit to better their experience and receive full access to our tour opportunities. Groups from schools, camps, or home-schooling programs are welcome to participate in our tours free of charge. Donations are welcome.

Contact us directly to arrange a tour with your students!

Customized Tours

We welcome educators and interested groups to reach out to us to collaborate on an individualized tour experience. Schools, Summer Camps and Home-Schooled Students tour the museum for free, and we do offer a discounted rate for larger non-school oriented groups. Contact the museum directly or our Interim Director, Bill Barter, to learn about private group rates.

Teachers, we would be happy to arrange a visit or workshop to cover topics related to your curriculum. Depending on the time of year and size of your group, field trips can be adjusted to include things like sitting in our 1916 Saxon, a demonstration of starting our 1908 REO (as seen in the image to the right.), rides in our 1941 Pontiac Woodie or an Art/STEM workshop. To learn more, visit our Programs & Workshops tab to read about some of the experiences we currently offer or have done in the past.