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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Photographer’s night

August 20th: 7 PM to 9 PM
Night Photo 1This is a rare opportunity to get those special nighttime photos of our pristine trolley cars. The event is open to photo clubs and individuals that just like to take photos. Learn more...

Kids’ Summer Reading Program


This exciting program provides an opportunity for children 4-8 to listen to a story in a real trolley car. The day includes a trolley ride (with possible wildlife sightings), a story on our "Story Trolley" in the yard, and time to explore our other trolley cars on display. Learn more...

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World Trade Center PATH Car Exhibit Dedication

1506516_10153145139753918_3249648433591832367_nOn Sunday September 11th at 12 noon the Shore Line Trolley Museum will dedicate and open for the first time PATH car 745 to the public. This survived the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center unharmed in the subway tunnel below. Since the car was welcomed to the museum last year, the museum has designed and built a special display that will allow visitors to experience the car exactly as it was found on 9-11-01. Read more about the dedication and the car's history here.

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Hours and Location

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

Hours of Operation:

July and August
Open 7 days a week!

Learn more about visiting the Museum


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.