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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Santa’s Trolley Winter Wonderland

November 24, 25, 26
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2017

FIRST TROLLEY TO SANTA’S WONDERLAND LEAVES AT 10:30AM – LAST TROLLEY LEAVES AT 7PM

Cost is $10.00 per person.

Take a ride into the past at The Shore Line Trolley Museum and have your children visit with Santa! Inspect our antique trolleys decorated for the holidays. Enjoy a complimentary cookie and hot chocolate. Check out our model train layout. Bring the whole family and the camera! All children receive a small gift from Santa. You don’t want to miss getting a picture of your little ones with Santa. Click here to learn more.

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Party on the Trolley

Come check us out! Our historic “party” trolley car #1602 is 104 years old this year and ready to host your special event. When you book a party, your group gets its very own trolley car for the ride and a uniformed tour guide-trolley operator. There’s room on the trolley for cake, ice cream or other food service and big windows for viewing the beautiful scenery. Included in the price is extra time before and after to set up and clean up, so everything will be just right. Our trolley cars are heated and we can accommodate parties and special events throughout the year. Plan to book at least three weeks in advance, dates fill up fast! 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.