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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2015 Special Events List

Wondering what we have planned for 2015?  Thinking of seeing the Easter Bunny, shoreline wildlife, operating a trolley or climbing on a fire engine?  Check out our printable 2015 Special Events List and plan your calendar accordingly!

Download our 2015 Special Events schedule! (.pdf)

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1850’s horsecar #76 arrives at museum

horsecar square

On December 5th, the Shore Line Trolley Museum took delivery of the one of the most significant street railway vehicles in existence, Eight Avenue Railway horsecar #76, an 1850's John Stephenson product used in New York City.

Learn more about this antique horsecar.

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Hours and Location

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

January and February Hours

CLOSED except for private charters by advance reservation.

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Regular museum admission rates:

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (62+): $8.00
Children ages 2-15: $6.00
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.

Book a charter, birthday party, photo shoot, or other group event with us!

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