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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Haunted Isle

September 29, 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2017
Trolleys depart continuously for the Isle from 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Regular admission $12.00 per person

Express admission $20.00 per person

Legend has it that somewhere in the woods at the end of the trolley tracks lurk the things that nightmares are made of. This fall a lonely trolley will carry passengers down the tracks to the gate. The choice is yours… enter if you dare! Click here to learn more. 

More upcoming events

Public Safety Day canceled!

Public Safety Day (Fire Truck Show) has been canceled for this year.

Pumpkin Patch

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28,  29, 2017: 11am – 3:45pm

Cost is $10.00 per person.

Bring the kids to the Pumpkin Patch – the Trolley Museum’s non-spooky fall event for young children and families! Enjoy glorious fall foliage as you ride a vintage trolley car to the Patch. 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:

10:30 am - 4:30 PM

Our first event is Saturday, April 8th.
Weekend hours start Saturday, May 6th.

See our events for the 2017 season

Tickets

Regular museum admission rates:

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (62+): $9.00
Children (ages 2-15): $7.00

Some special events have different ticket prices — for details, please consult the specific event page.

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.

Refund/return policy

Online tickets purchased for specific events may be exchanged at their face value for alternate events. Private event deposits are fully refundable if cancelled prior to 48 hours before the event. Private event deposits can also be exchanged for future events. Membership fees are non-refundable.

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.