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

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.

Pumpkin Patch


October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
11am – 4pm

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. Read more about Pumpkin Patch here.

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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.

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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.