A National Historic District – The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA. Come and enjoy a living, breathing experience riding historic, restored trolleys through scenic surroundings!
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The Shore Line Trolley Museum will remain closed during the current health crisis.  The Museum will continue to follow guidelines and orders set forth by the State Of Connecticut.   We hope for the health and well being of our members, volunteers, donors and the communities we serve.

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Hours and Location

The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512 USA
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The Museum is open year-round for special events and private functions.  Please see our CALENDAR for more info.  For private functions, visit the YOUR EVENT page.  From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend the museum is open Tuesday – Sunday 11 AM-4 PM.


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Regular museum admission rates:

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (62+): $7.00
Children (ages 2-15): $7.00

Some special events have different ticket prices — for details, please consult the specific event page.

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Your ticket includes all-day access to the museum, including unlimited rides on the historic trolley line, tours of the trolley display buildings, and access to our indoor museum exhibit room.

Refund/return policy

Online tickets purchased for specific events may be exchanged at their face value for alternate events. Private event deposits are fully refundable if cancelled prior to 48 hours before the event. Private event deposits can also be exchanged for future events. Membership fees are non-refundable.

Your Visit

Enjoy a three mile leisurely round trip onboard a restored historic trolley car through the scenic Branford salt marshes near Long Island Sound.

Learn about the history of trolley development and trolleys in Connecticut and beyond from our expert trolley operators/tour guides.

Tour our trolley display buildings and our indoor exhibit room to understand how trolleys played a role in the development of America as we know it today.