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Directions

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

The Shore Line Trolley Museum map

From the north:

  1. Take I-91 south to I-95 North, to Exit 51 (Frontage Road/U.S.1).
  2. Turn right at 2nd light onto Hemingway Ave. (Rte. 142).
  3. You will pass a light (Rte. 100 – Main Street), take first left onto River Street at end of Green.
  4. The museum is at the end of the street, on your left. Parking is behind the museum building.

From western CT, NY and NJ:

  1. Take I-95 North to Exit 51 (Frontage Road/U.S.1).
  2. Turn right at 2nd light onto Hemingway Ave. (Rte. 142).
  3. You will pass a light (Rte. 100 – Main Street), take first left onto River Street at end of Green.
  4. The museum is at the end of the street, on your left. Parking is behind the museum building.

From eastern CT and RI:

  1. Take I-95 South to Exit 52 (High Street/East Haven).
  2. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp, continue under highway.
  3. Turn left at 4th light onto Main Street (Rte. 100).
  4. Turn right onto Hemingway Ave. at light (Rte. 142), take first left onto River Street at end of Green.
  5. The museum is at the end of the street, on your left. Parking is behind the museum building.
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By Public Transit:

You can easily reach the museum by public transportation:

CT Transit’s F Line bus to East Haven/Branford passes within a few blocks of the trolley museum.  Tell the driver you wish to disembark at the East Haven Green.

They’ll be sure to announce it. Once at the Green, walk to the south side, along the cemetery, which is River Street. Follow River St. away from downtown 3 blocks to the end of the street – this is where the museum is located. Total walking time from the Green to the museum is 5-10 minutes.

Via Metro-North or Amtrak:

Disembark Metro-North or Amtrak train at New Haven Union Station. Proceed to the street side of the station and wait for/board the Union Station Shuttle bus – it’s painted lime green. The shuttle runs on a 15 minute loop. Ask the driver where at the New Haven Green to transfer to the F Line bus to East Haven/Branford.

Transfer to the F Line CT Transit bus, then follow the bus directions above.

Find CT Transit bus schedules here.