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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We’re open 7-days a week!

The summer trolley ride season is here!  Our trolley cars are ready to take you for your first ride of the 2015 season!  Enjoy a journey back in time in the refreshing coastal breeze on the scenic Branford Electric Railway and learn a little something about trolley car history, too.

Learn more about visiting the Museum.

2015 Special Events List

Special Events square 2015Wondering what we have planned for 2015? Thinking of seeing a super hero or 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)

More upcoming events

May is National Preservation Month!

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This Place Matters!  All month in May, the Shore Line Trolley Museum celebrates National Historic Preservation Month, helping to identify and recognize places across America that matter to us and our history.  Join us!

Learn more about our most recent restoration project.

Membership Renewal Time!

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Spring is membership renewal season at the Shore Line Trolley Museum!  All museum members recently received a dues renewal notice in the mail.  You can mail it back or RENEW your museum membership online.

Learn more about museum membership.

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Hours and Location

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

Hours starting May 23:

Open daily: 10:00am-4:30pm
More information about your visit


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.