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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Easter Bunny Trolley

April 8, 9, 14, 15, 2017

10:30AM-4:30PM

Cost is $10.00 per person

Families will ride a 100-year-old beautifully restored trolley to meet the Easter Bunny on his very own trolley car. There will be springtime crafts too! Click here to learn more.

Charters & Parties

1602 partyOur historic “party” trolley car #1602 is 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. Click here to learn more. 

More upcoming events

2017 Operator class started March 4th

The 2017 operator class started on March 4th at 10 AM. This year’s class includes 12 students that will learn how to operate a trolley car and about the history of the museum and its cars. The course work includes a lot of handle time, as these students experienced on their first day of class. Click here to learn more.

Museum gets a new Executive Director

On February 11, 2017 the Board of Trustees promoted John Proto to Executive Director.  John has been our Museum Director for the past six months and replaces Wayne Sandford who served as General Manager for the past 5+ years filling in while mentoring his replacement. Wayne was serving two roles, the second as President which he will maintain. 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:

We are closed for the season.

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.