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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Fire Truck Show

Fire Truck ShowSaturday, October 1st

Help the Shore Line Trolley Museum celebrate National Fire Prevention Week by joining us for our annual Fire Truck Show – a great day for the whole family!  On display will be fire trucks that date from throughout the 20th Century, and operating that day will be trolley cars from the early 1900’s to the late 1930’s.

Read more about the Fire Truck Show here.

Haunted Isle

Haunted Isle

Sept. 30, October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

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! Read more about the Haunted Isle here.

More upcoming events

World Trade Center PATH Car Exhibit Dedication

1506516_10153145139753918_3249648433591832367_nOn Sunday September 11th at 12 noon the Shore Line Trolley Museum will dedicate and open for the first time PATH car 745 to the public. This survived the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center unharmed in the subway tunnel below. Since the car was welcomed to the museum last year, the museum has designed and built a special display that will allow visitors to experience the car exactly as it was found on 9-11-01. Read more about the dedication and the car's history here.

Book signing of Poppy’s Purpose

hts_1Author Marie Betts Bartlett will be signing her book Poppy's Purpose at the dedication for PATH car 745 on Sunday, September 11th at the Shore Line Trolley Museum.

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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:

July and August
Open 7 days a week!

Learn more about visiting the Museum


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.