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Address: 14 Depot St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Phone Number: 413-625-9443
Description: The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has restored, and operates for the...
The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has restored, and operates for the public a trolley car built in 1896 (one of the oldest operating trolleys in the country) for the Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway. Your all-Day-Pass includes a trip back in time on the trolley (bring your imagination), a self-powered ride on our antique pump car and a chance to explore our Visitors Center, with pictures, toy trains and more.
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I'm not a train fan, if I was, this review would likely be 5 stars. What a cute little museum this is! For $4 a person, educated volunteers take you on a short ride in a renovated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm not a train fan, if I was, this review would likely be 5 stars. What a cute little museum this is! For $4 a person, educated volunteers take you on a short ride in a renovated original trolley (with an interesting history) and let you ride the hand pump cart (so fun!!) there is a caboose being renovated that... More 

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WESTERN MASS.
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The beautifully restored trolley that once housed chickens is the featured event here, but the model trains and information inside the museum was great as well. The workers were building a new house for more trains as we visited on 6/22/15 in the afternoon. The excitement of the history makes for a great afternoon visit. Four dollars for all you... More 

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Right in the center of Shelburne Falls, you'll find a journey through history. The Bartletts who operate the museum are a fountain of knowledge about the history of trains and trolleys in Shelburne Falls and way beyond.

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Sam B, General Manager at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and review. Please note that the Bartletts are some of the many volunteers at the museum, the museum is operated by its volunteers and managed by a board of directors. More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Not a lot going on here but the train car(s) painted in circus colors is a fabulous backdrop for portraits of the beautiful girls in your life. Capturing your kids climbing on the colorful behemoth will also be terrific, pro-looking shots that will end up strong contenders for the Christmas card image.

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Sam B, General Manager at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, responded to this review

Please note that we do not allow people to climb on our cars, except on the steps that are designed for passengers. When we are open you may explore the caboose and ride the trolley and pump car and take all the pictures you want. More 

Aurora
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139 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

One of those small museums that continues on due to the dedication of a small band of enthusiasts, be sure to take the (very short) trolley ride, and explore the several displays in the old depot. It's all interesting, and the docents are full of information and want to share it. OK, it's not cool, perhaps, but it's fun for... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's not big, it's not fancy, but it is interesting and the people working there were about as friendly as one could be. We enjoyed ourselves. Reasonably priced. Kids enjoyed the push cart and trolley ride. Workers were so friendly and accommodating. If in the area, I recommend a stop here. Help support local small businesses like this that keep... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I feel that very young kids or history buffs would like this. It is very small and the ride you get is short. But the people are very knowledgeable and informative.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a very kid friendly place, and fortunately we had a 5 year old boy with us. Our sweet niece introduced us to this great place. No, it's not Disney-fied, but it is just the right size for a kid to run a couple of electric trains, adults to look a photos of the good old days and ride... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This museum is a nice leg stretcher stroll up the hill from the Bridge of Flowers and the Fudge Factor shop. The museum is free, and has pictures and information highlighting the history of trolleys in Shelburne Falls and surrounding area. A beautifully restored trolley car provides a short ride with friendly staff who share the history of trolley and... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Bill Cosby lives nearby. Robert Downey Jr. just filmed scenes for a new movie. Yes, Shelburne Falls, also called the 'Heart Chakra of North America' is C-O-O-L with old-time charm and glorious geography (think Glacial Potholes). Imagine Rod Serling's Twilight Zone episode about the train ride back to Willoughby. Plus the original rail cars. The Trolley Museum, and its annual... More 

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Address: Address: 14 Depot St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Phone Number: 413-625-9443
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Shelburne Falls

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