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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Mother’s Day Special!

Mother's Day

May 8th 10:30AM-4:30PM

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom and a FREE trolley ride for the Mom in your life with a paid family member.

Super Hero’s Saturday

Super Heroes square

May 21st, 2016

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.


More upcoming events

Open to the Public

Museum opens to the public on Sunday, May 1st! Join us at 10:30AM of the first trolley ride of the season!

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:

Closed except for charters by advance reservation while we prepare for the season!

LEARN MORE about chartering a trolley!

Open Saturdays and Sundays starting May 1

LEARN MORE about visiting the Museum!


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.