Shore Line Trolley Museum
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bridgetpuddy
Louisville, KY9 contributions
Jul 2021
The Shoreline Trolley Museum is a true em. We've lived in the area for 37 years and never visited it until now! What a wonderful surprise! It was a pure joy to be there. The trolleys are the real deal, including the actual "Streetcar Named Desire!" The crown jewel is the PATH train that survived 9/11. It brings that fateful day to life, serving as a time machine to 2001. Wow. Great volunteer staff including hilarious guys who drive the trolleys. The kids on the trolley were beaming with joy as they rolled along, and even got to ring the bell. This museum is a small gem and should be preserved and promoted for generations to come.
Written July 15, 2021
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WaiPRUSA
New Haven, CT1,327 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
A little disappointed, because they oversold tickets for our scheduled time, even after we acquired the tickets and reserved online. So, we had to wait about 50 minutes for the next trolley ride. Everyone from the gift shop to the conductor were great. The history of trolleys, not only from Connecticut, but from other states is well preserved with them. Great for kids, especially if they love trains or trolleys.
Written July 17, 2021
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kate r
Branford, CT3 contributions
The trolley museum hosts a haunted trolley attraction that is absolutely terrifying!! They really do a great job!! It only runs on weekends in October, but it's very well organized. You get to ride a trolley into the woods where terror awaits. And when you're done you can grab an ice cream for the ride back. I can't wait to go again!
Written October 5, 2013
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Nazaar.
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Do not do the Haunted Trolley. $40 for a ride that is 30 minutes and nothing happens even though they say it was an hour. I was with people that paid 150 total for VIP and no difference except they got a t-shirt, that they didn't have the sizes they wanted, and the image on the shirts were crooked. Oh and they got a book. Again, the haunted ride NOTHING happened but a ghost story and a man talking to a mirror. Everyone that got off was so appalled we bonded in the parking lot later.
Written October 24, 2022
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Shira S
Boston, MA26 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
My boyfriend and I visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon and learned so much! Mike L was our conductor/tour guide and we had the pleasure of talking to him before our tour. He was a great guide and provided a lot of interesting information about the different cars and the overall history of the area.

I would recommend this museum to anyone of any age. If it is nice out, bring a picnic and enjoy the day!
Written September 21, 2015
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Ken E
New York City, NY83 contributions
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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Tom G
South Amboy, NJ14 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We read the advertisement for event it promises Winter wonderland. I took more time to get on and off the trolley then see what there was to see . There were very little Christmas lights we'll when it got dark you needed a flash light to See were you were going. A BUST no worth 10.00 for people over 2 years old
Written December 15, 2018
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tieknee2017
New Haven, CT39 contributions
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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Joan K
Suffern, NY522 contributions
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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Andrew R
Apalachin, NY108 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We went to the Trolley Museum on a whim when in East Haven. It really was a unique piece of Americana that was off the beaten path. The museum was pretty neat but riding the trolley was a real treat. It was fully restored and there were period era advertising. Would recommend as a great destination for a few hours.
Written October 28, 2018
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