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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Super Hero’s Saturday: May 21st, 2016

Super Heroes square

Ride the trolleys with your favorite Super Heroes! Grab your mask and cape and come on down to Super Heroes Day.

Super Hero time is from 10am to 3pm. First trolley ride at 10:30 and they depart every half hour.

After 3pm, the trolleys will continue to run for tours until 4:30.

Mass Transit & Trolley Modelers’ Convention

model-layoutJoin us on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Rutgers Student Center in New Brunswick, NJ. See operating layouts, purchase memorabilia, attend model clinics, enter a contest, browse a historic bus exhibit, and much more! Proceeds benefit the Shore Line Trolley Museum. Read more here or view the flyer (PDF).

More upcoming events

PATH Car 745, 9/11 survivor, now on exhibit

On August 6th, the Shore Line Trolley Museum received PATH car 745, which survived the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center unharmed in the subway tunnel below. The car was welcomed in East Haven by local dignitaries, Police, Fire, and bagpipe escort, and several hundred members of the public. 745 is now on display and can be seen during our regularly offered trolley tours. Learn more about the car's arrival and display.

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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:

Open Saturdays and Sundays

LEARN MORE about visiting the Museum!


Super Hero's Saturday
May 21: 10:30am-4:30pm


Ladies Night
June 23: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

LEARN MORE about Ladies Night


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.