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!

Super Heroes this Saturday!

Bring the kids this Saturday, July 26th for Super Hero Day!  From 10am-3pm, a cast of super heroes will be at the museum riding the trolleys, taking photos and signing autographs!  Which heroes?  You just never know!

Learn more about Super Hero Day!


Children' s Reading Program on Tuesdays

Starting July 8, the Shore Line Trolley Museum is hosting a children's reading program every Tuesday morning.  The trolley departs at 11AM!  Enjoy a scenic trolley ride through the natural wildlife area, then enjoy one or more stories read by our volunteer educators.  Ages 4-8.

Learn more about riding the Reading Program.

Also, view our full schedule of 2014 season special events:

Load the full printable Schedule of Events (PDF).

More upcoming events

BREAKING NEWS! $30,000 Challenge Gift

A generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous 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!

Learn more about the Challenge Match!

We're open 7 days a week!

All month long in July, the Shore Line Trolley Museum is open daily 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 this summer.

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Hours and Location

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

July Hours

Open 7 days a week!

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.