Shore Line Trolley Museum

Shore Line Trolley Museum, East Haven: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Shore Line Trolley Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Shore Line Trolley Museum
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A.Traveler
East Haven, CT324 contributions
Nice local attraction
Dec 2019 • Family
The Shoreline Trolley Museum is a nice place to visit. They have Seasonal Events such as Haunted Isle Trolley Ride and Santa on the Trolley. The prices are reasonable and the whole family will have a great time.
Written December 1, 2019
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tieknee2017
New Haven, CT34 contributions
Shoreline Trolley - Haunted Isle (Halloween/Seasonal)
Sep 2019
I want to start by saying i don't like haunted houses. I thought this was just a haunted trolley ride so my boyfriend and I decided to go last night. You do get on the haunted trolley and it drives you to the middle of the woods where you get off and enter the haunted house. These people put alot of time and effort into this haunted house. A++! It's a long walk through the house too, there are so many rooms, it will take almost 30 mins to get to the end. My only gripe is the shrieking that some of the kids were doing, my ears hurt afterward. Jumping out at people is scary enough. Good job everyone, I'm glad I visited, thank you.
Written September 28, 2019
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Ken E
New York City, NY83 contributions
Restored Trolleys
Aug 2019 • Couples
Cool little trolley and track system, with a couple of big barns with other trolleys inside. Staff is entirely volunteers, whose love for these old trolley cars is contagious. Great way to spend an hour or two
Written September 24, 2019
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Janie M
London, UK994 contributions
Lovely Trolley Museum
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband and I stopped here on our way to Branford. The short ride gave lovely views over the marshlands and creeks, slowing down as we passed hikers and fishermen.

Nick, our driver, was friendly and informative- on the trolley and as he took us around the trolley sheds. Beautiful trolley cars but the history of PATH car 745 left us all silent.

We had a great time and would recommend a visit.
Written September 4, 2019
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cubana1952
Shirley, NY111 contributions
A piece of history
Sep 2019
Had a very enjoyable visit here recently. You get to ride on an authentic trolley through some beautiful marshlands and then visit some beautifully restored antique trolley cars. They have on display one of the two surviving PATH cars from the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. It is amazing that this car survived in near pristine condition under the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center Towers. Definitely worth checking out.
Written September 3, 2019
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mindy m
493 contributions
Ride and tour with Great- Conductor Barry August 6, 2019
Aug 2019
Actually rode in an old 100 year trolley on the original tracks. Steel wheels on a steel track with electric hooked up on top. (*Like todays Disney trolleys) These older ones have finely finished wood chairs - going the other direction, flip your chair over. Slow go for tourist though in the day up to 45 miles or so an hour. Conductors take yearly test and carry a set of the rules and regulations on them. Ringing foot pedal operated bell, twice to move and constant around corners. Old ads on sides-but not Chew Chew Charlie and Good and Plenty. The museum (can request walking tour) is 3d of actual trolleys. Even one from that fated day on 911 that managed to get out just as things were happening. Little gift shop, may have been the post office in its day,not sure if they sell postcards, is worth the stop in, hand control lights and signs, mini trains, and even a memorable coin ($1.00 plus 1 Penny) Definitely worth the trip, good for family too. cc:Yelp
Written August 11, 2019
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ozzy6900
West Haven, CT123 contributions
Great Afternoon
Jul 2019 • Family
We took my granddaughter for a trolley ride and she loved it. The operator let her ring the bell and talked to her about the controls. It was nice to see how much of the collection has been5 restored. I remember when most of these items came to the museum in pieces. I was saddened to see the PATH car from NYC that was pulled out from under the trade centers. It brought back painful memories of that day. All in all, the museum is a great place to bring the family.
Written July 25, 2019
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Gloria H
Fairfield, CT3,101 contributions
Fun ride and interesting tour
Jul 2019 • Family
We had a very enjoyable time visiting this place. The trolley ride was very nice- our conductor told us about the history of the trolley and pointed out sights along the ride. On the return trip back we all got off the trolley and got a tour of the various barns - seeing more trolley cars and other equipment. We returned to the trolley and finished the ride back to the ticket office. Our 5 yr old granddaughter really enjoyed the ride. In addition there is gift shop that has reasonable prices. They do special runs for Halloween and Christmas.
Written July 2, 2019
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Joan K
Suffern, NY506 contributions
Ride to the museum
Jun 2019 • Family
There was no current exhibit in the building in which you buy your tickets, which I had thought was the museum. It turns out that the main museum is actually a series of sheds, so to speak, which house a number of trolleys, videos to watch, and exhibits. It was really interesting.
First, you board a trolley, which goes about 3 miles, or so, through some picturesque and interesting residential and park-like areas. On the way back, the trolley stops at this museum. You get off and get a guided tour. You then have the option of going back on the trolley on which you came, or spending more time at the museum, and catching a later trolley, back. They run regularly, and frequently, and there are at least 2 trolleys running, at a time. I loved the open trolley in which we rode to the museum! The other was just ordinary, in my opinion. Our tour guide was wonderful.
It was a very enjoyable afternoon! We may make the trip again, for the last Sat. in July (I believe), when they bring out all their trolleys.
Written June 19, 2019
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Ricochan
New York331 contributions
A Cute Little Museum with All You can Ride Trolley!
Jun 2019 • Family
We took advantage over the CT Open House! At a half price, we received a bag full of information and magnets, and we could ride 2 different trolleys (back and forth). As a survivor of 9/11, stepping onto the NJ Transit train, also survived, was moving. Many trolleys on display were in a great condition. Please continue to operate and show the beautiful trolleys to many children and same at heart!
Written June 10, 2019
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