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!

Home of the famous Haunted Isle

You can now purchase your tickets for our famous Haunted Isle in advance online!  General and Express admission is available.  Learn more about this wickedly scary event - it's for mature audiences only!


Pumpkin Patch begins Oct. 11/12

The Pumpkin Patch, our family-friendly Halloween event great for small children, runs every Saturday and Sunday in October starting Oct. 11/12.  Don't forget the camera!  No reservations needed and tickets can be purchased at the door. 

Learn more about the Pumpkin Patch.

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

More upcoming events

October 12: IRT Lo-V Commemoration

Join the Shore Line Trolley Museum and fellow transit fans to commemorate the final run of IRT Lo-V equipment in New York City in October, 1964 with excursions and photo run-bys for the public on our own Lo-V #5466 on October 12!  Relive a moment in history!

Learn more about the Lo-V Commemoration Event!

$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!

More news

Hours and Location

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

October Hours

Open Saturdays/Sundays:

More information


Fridays and Saturdays thru Oct. 26:
Trolleys depart continuously from 7:00-10:00pm


(Special ticket rates and age restrictions apply

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.