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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Upcoming events at the Shore Line Trolley Museum

The Annual Meeting of the membership of the Branford Electric Railway Association will be held on Saturday, November 14.  Details are on their way to members by U.S. Mail.

Astronomy Merit Badge Night in partnership with the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford is scheduled for 6:00pm, November 21.  Boy, Girl, and Sea Scouts and their families are welcome to attend.

It's right around the corner....Santa on the Trolley!  Plan to visit Santa with the whole family starting Thanksgiving weekend, 10:30am-7:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the door on the date of your visit.  No reservations needed!

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PATH Car 745, 9/11 survivor, now on exhibit

On August 6th, the Shore Line Trolley Museum received PATH car 745, which survived the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center unharmed in the subway tunnel below.  The car was welcomed in East Haven by local dignitaries, Police, Fire, and bagpipe escort, and several hundred members of the public.  745 is now on display and can be seen during our regularly offered trolley tours.

Learn more about the car's arrival and display.

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Hours and Location

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

November Hours:

Closed until Nov. 27 while we decorate for Santa!
More information about Santa on the Trolley



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.