Cole Land Transportation Museum

We will be closed Monday November 2, 2020 for the season. Thank you for all that who have supported us this season.


 Our hours are 9-5 daily. Children 18 and under are free. Adults are $7.00 and seniors are $5.00. Please read below before you visit.

There’s some information you must have before you visit us. We’re adhering to all the government mandated guidelines. Below is a list of things you should know.

  • We require a mask for all staff, visitors, and vendors. If you’re not comfortable wearing a mask we ask that you delay your visit. We cannot provide masks for you. Children 4 and under are not required but it is highly encouraged.
  • If you are a party of five or more, we ask that you call ahead. We’re limiting access to 50 people at a time. Call 990-3600 to reduce the chances that you will have to wait.
  • We cannot lend you strollers, walkers, or wheelchair.
  • Our restrooms are restricted to single party only. If someone is inside, please wait.
  • We have directional traffic throughout the museum. Please follow the floor markings.
  • There are hand sanitizing stations at the end of every aisle, we encourage you to use them.
  • We remind you to use social distancing.
  • Our staff will be limited during this season. We operate almost completely with amazing volunteers. Many of those volunteers are older folks who cannot risk exposure. We ask you respect that vulnerability.

Come see us at the Cole Museum “where generations connect.”

Four Generations of the Cole Family at the museum.

May 26, 2020


On behalf of the Cole Family, Gary Cole would like to express his gratitude to the community for an outpouring of kind words and support after our founder’s passing in January.  We are all saddened that this, the first year without him, the museum has been unable to open.  I want to assure our community that the museum will open again when it is safe to do so.  My Dad was always a good planner, we have second and third generation Cole family members along with several community members actively involved to assure the museum’s well being for generations to come.  We look forward to opening our doors again and hope you are all staying safe and healthy.


Preserving the vehicles; those who made, used and maintained them; and challenging children to higher aspirations.


Our purpose at the Cole Land Transportation Museum is to collect, preserve, and display (before they disappear forever) a cross section of Maine’s land transportation equipment from which this and future generations will gain knowledge of the past.

We also wish to remember, record and display U.S. military memorabilia to forever remind this and future generations of the high price our comrades have paid to protect our freedom. In doing so, we hope to inspire and challenge the young people of today to continue on in the footsteps of pioneers who have built our state and country.