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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Santa’s Trolley Winter Wonderland

Santa on the Trolley 1Nov. 25-26-27, 10:30AM - 8PM**
Friday Dec. 2, 9, 16 - 5PM - 8PM**
Saturday & Sunday Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 - 10:30AM - 8PM**

** Last trolley leaves at 7:30 PM

Take a ride into the past at The Shore Line Trolley Museum and have your children visit with Santa! Take pictures with Santa, look at vintage Holiday decorated trolley cars and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.  Check out our model train layout. All children receive a small gift from Santa. Click here to learn more.

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Charters & Parties


1602 partyOur historic “party” trolley car #1602 is ready to host your special event. When you book a party, your group gets its very own trolley car for the ride and a uniformed tour guide-trolley operator. There’s room on the trolley for cake, ice cream or other food service and big windows for viewing the beautiful scenery. Click here to learn more. 

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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:

Haunted Isle
Fridays and Saturdays thru Oct. 29

Pumpkin Patch
Saturdays an Sundays thru Oct. 30

Learn more about visiting the Museum this fall


Regular museum admission rates:

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

Some Special Events have different ticket prices
Consult each event page for specific details

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