Hidden Gem: Kids Can Visit This Maine Museum Free With Unique Cars Over 100 Years Old
Mount Desert Island, Maine
Mount Desert Island is certainly not short of attractions. It's home to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, countless shops, world class galleries, and incredible seafood.
The island is also an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Every recreational activity is essentially available, and very much top notch.
Mount Desert Island Hidden Gem
There's no question about MDI's popularity. It also can seem like no secrets could be left. However, there's still quite a few hidden gems, including a museum in the small Tremont village of Seal Cove, that has quite the family-friendly deal..
Say hello to the Seal Cove Auto Museum. According to the organization's website, the museum specializes in "...automobiles, motorcycles, clothing, and accessories, from 1895 through the early 1920s." And they have quite a collection, including over 50 vehicles.
The Seal Cove Auto Museum's mission is to
To tell the story of innovation, ingenuity, technical and social change in New England and America through the development and use of early motor vehicles.
With that being said, it's no surprise to see that kids admission is free. It's certainly a great way to engage younger generations on topics that do have considerable relevance. Vehicle innovation is an always-evolving industry. It's also a remarkable story of human ingenuity.
The vehicle collection includes early 20th Century Ford and Cadillacs, plus a number of companies that most of us have never heard of. It also includes electrical and steam cars, which were originally in development along with the combustion engine. You can see the list here.
According to its Facebook page, the Seal Cove Auto Museum opens for the season on Saturday, May 7. The museum typically stays open until the beginning of October. The family-friendly pricing isn't just for the kids. Adults are just $10, with discounts for seniors and veterans. You can read more about it here.