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Historical Field Trips for Schools

Looking for a close by educational trip for your elementary aged children?

Consider bringing them to the Shore Line Trolley Museum. We are located in East Haven, a mile and a half from I-95. We are a 501 C3 educational facility. Not only will the children get a ride on a 100 year old trolley car, they will get an education about how trolley cars were in almost every town in Connecticut and the impact they had in making Connecticut grow in the early 1900’s.

The educational program will include: a brief history of the trolley car, how it works, and why it is good for the environment (they where green 100 years before we learned about green!). The students will get a 4 mile trolley ride (2 miles out and 2 miles back) along some of the most pristine salt marshes in Connecticut, seeing many birds and marine life along the way. They will complete a walking tour of our buildings viewing over 20 of our 95 cars.

School charter tours can be arranged between 9 AM to 3 PM and a typical tour lasts about an hour. Trolleys can hold up to 45 individuals. The best part of the tour is our special school rate and all teachers/advisors are free! We also have free parking for buses and parents.

To request a school visit, please fill out our form here.

For more information, contact us at office@shorelinetrolley.org or (203) 467-6927.