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Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

14 Depot St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
413-625-9443
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Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Amherst, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The trolley runs every year the day after Thanksgiving. The town is decked out for the holidays. This is a great ride for the kids.

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

Thanks for your review. Please note that we are also open from Memorial Day weekend to the end of October, on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, 11a-5p, as well as Mondays in July and August from 1p-5p. More

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

was strolling the town during its artwalk and took a free ride on the trolley to the museum and the art garden. nice visit.

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

Thanks for your review, glad you liked your visit. Please note that the trolley ride is usually only free on Art Walk nights (see shelburnefalls.com for calendar), other times you can get an All-Day-Pass for $4 for adults, $2 for 6-12 year olds and five and under are free. More

Shelburne Falls Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Small museum and trolly ride is a few hundred feet and back on a track. Like what they are trying to do but space is limited for them. Hopefully they can find more space somehow.

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Gtreat place to take visitors, Children as well as adults enjoy the quick trip into past eras.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

We discovered the delightful town of Shelburne Falls, with its artisan galleries, the potholes, restaurants and the Bridge of Flowers. What most folks don't know is the Bridge was built for a trolley, and that very same 114 year old trolley is running a short walk from the Bridge of Flowers at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum We found the... More

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