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!

Have your Party on the Trolley!

Your next special event could be ours!  We host birthday parties, retirements gatherings, and more on the trolleys throughout the year.  Fall dates are filling up fast, click below to learn more information. 

Learn more about having a Party on the Trolley.

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


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!

New Fall Hours:

Starting September 2nd, the Shore Line Trolley Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays only 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 in September.

More news

Hours and Location

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

September Hours

Open Saturdays/Sundays:

More information


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.