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!

Home of the famous Haunted Isle

You can now purchase your tickets for our famous Haunted Isle in advance online!  General and Express admission is available.  Learn more about this wickedly scary event - it's for mature audiences only!


Pumpkin Patch final weekend Oct. 25/26

The Pumpkin Patch, our family-friendly Halloween event great for small children, runs every Saturday and Sunday in October starting Oct. 11/12.  Don't forget the camera!  No reservations needed and tickets can be purchased at the door. 

Learn more about the Pumpkin Patch.

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

More upcoming events

Annual Meeting Nov. 8

The annual meeting of the membership of the Shore Line Trolley Museum will take place on Saturday, November 8 in East Haven.  Museum members should look for a mailing via USPS in mid-October for the details.


Challenge Match Update: Tremendous Success!

A generous anonymous donor agreed to match every new dollar raised for Elevating the Collection through the end of September up to $30,000 to help speed the completion of our new flood-proof trolley storage buildings.  Contributions went above and beyond, and the challenge match was an outstanding success! 

Learn more about the Challenge Match!

More news

Hours and Location

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

October Hours

Open Saturdays/Sundays:

More information


Fridays and Saturdays thru Oct. 26:
Trolleys depart continuously from 7:00-10:00pm


(Special ticket rates and age restrictions apply

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.