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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Thank you for visiting the Shore Line Trolley Museum in 2019!

We look forward to seeing you again in the spring for Easter Bunny Trolley!

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Historical Field Trips for Schools

Looking for a close by educational trip for your classroom or camp? Consider bringing them to the Shore Line Trolley Museum. We are located in East Haven, a mile and a half from I-95. We are a 501(c)3 educational facility. Not only will children get a re-live a time period considered to be the golden age of transportation, they will get an education about how trolley cars were in almost every town in Connecticut and the impact they had in making Connecticut grow from late 1800’s through the end of World War II. Click here to learn more. 

Party on the Trolley

Come check us out! Our historic “party” trolley car #1602, built in 1911, is ready to host your special event. When you book a party, your group gets its very own trolley car for the ride and a uniformed tour guide-trolley operator.  Click here to learn more. 

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Hours and Location

The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512 USA
Map and directions

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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Tickets

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.

Learn about our group & other discounts

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.