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!

Children’s Reading Program on Tuesdays

Tuesdays in August, the Shore Line Trolley Museum hosts a children's reading program.  The trolley departs at 11AM!  Enjoy a scenic trolley ride through the natural wildlife area, then enjoy one or more stories read by our volunteer educators.  Ages 4-8.

Learn more about the Reading Program.

Also, view our full schedule of 2014 season special events:
Load the full printable Schedule of Events (PDF).

Nighttime Railway Photo Session August 23

Bring your camera equipment for this unique dusk/twilight photographic opportunity!  Trolley cars will be spotted in the yard and run down the line for static and back-lit photographic set-ups.

Learn more about the Night Photo Shoot!

More upcoming events

$30,000 Challenge Match Update

A generous anonymous donor has presented the Shore Line Trolley Museum with a limited-time opportunity:  He will match every new dollar raised for the Elevating the Collection project between now and September 30, 2014, up to $30,000!  We need your help to obtain the full amount!

Learn more about the Challenge Match!

We're open 7 days a week!

Through September 1st, the Shore Line Trolley Museum is open daily with trolleys departing regularly from 10:30AM-4:30PM.  Enjoy a relaxing trolley ride through our scenic coastal setting, learn about trolley history, and experience the past for yourself!  

Learn more about riding the trolley this summer.

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Hours and Location

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

August Hours

Open 7 days a week!
10:00am-4:30pm

September Hours

Sept. 1 and Saturdays/Sundays
10:00am-4:30pm

More information

Tickets

Our ticket prices will stay the same for 2014!

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.