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Connecticut Trolley Museum

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Address: 58 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9606
Phone Number: 860-627-6540
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This museum features vintage trolleys.

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Great fun for train and trolley lovers! Ecspecially the little ones.

One low fee and you can ride the trolley's all day! My kids loved that. They had two types running when they were there. The rides were a good length. In addition there are indoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna M
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Bellmawr, New Jersey

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Enfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This little treasure of a museum is especially wonderful during the Christmas season. The trolley route is bright with holiday lights. Inside, the model train setups are done well. There is even a film to watch.

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a vast array of information and displays in a usually forgotten made of transportation. I find that most who never saw a trolley or experienced the ride have missed out. This place pay tribute to these lesser stars of the iron rail system

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Enfield, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a birthday party in one of the trolley cars! After the party everyone gets to go on a train ride and take a tour of the museum.

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Connecticut Trolley Museum has been "on my list" for well over 50 years. Finally got to visit, and I was disappointed. Established in 1940, only a few unrestored trolleys were on display. I like original, but would have wanted to see more. The ride was nice. The best thing was the historical video. If you really want to see... More 

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One low fee and you can ride the trolley's all day! My kids loved that. They had two types running when they were there. The rides were a good length. In addition there are indoor train exhibits, a movie on a continuous loop, train play tables, a small gift shop, out door picnic tables and outdoor toys and free access... More 

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Thank Donna M
Enfield, Connecticut
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For years I would come here around Halloween time and do the haunted trolley ride. It was so much fun! I don't know if they still do it, but if they do, I recommend it.

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Thank Aiden P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place to visit but don't go in the dead of winter and take the open topped trolley on it's ride. We nearly froze to death because of the cold and the speed. I'll go again but only when it is warmer and more enjoyable. There was one great highlight of the day and that was that the boys... More 

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A return to the days of trolleys, before cars took over the world. LOL There is quite a history of trolleys, which you can find in the museum, the Museum has examples and runs about 8-10 different restored trolleys, one, the Montreal Car is a beautiful specimen, one of only 4 remaining in the world, I think. Enjoyable trips on... More 

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Thank Dee P
Melbourne, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I love trains and trolleys, so the Connecticut Trolley Museum is always a favorite way to spend my day. They used to have a fabulous dining car where you could have lunch. I miss that. I hope they are able to open it again, soon. It was very unique and the food was good.

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Ellington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Celebrated both my sons' second birthdays here, five years apart. Great place for little ones who like trains. The museum is relative small, and supported by volunteers and hobbyists so don't expect high dollar polish. What you do get is staff who really know and care about what they are doing, and take care of the exhibits as if they're... More 

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