Seashore Trolley Museum
Speciality Museums • Historical & Heritage Tours • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
World's first and largest electric railway museum with a world-class collection of transit vehicles--over 320 are in our collection! Visitors experience a powerful connection to transit history - ride antique streetcars on our private heritage railroad; enjoy exhibits, viewing live streetcar restorations, museum gift shop, picnic tables and hiking trails. Fun for all ages! We offer a variety of special events throughout the season for adults, kids, families, and transit fans! Open weekends in May and Wednesdays-Sundays from June through Halloween. Also open two weekends in December as part of Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude celebrations.
Kennebunkport, Maine

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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Rockdok
West Virginia58 contributions
Aug 2022
Great exhibit and rides. They have a very nice collection of restored and other trolleys from the US and some from overseas. I recognized one from the Washington DC trolley system that I might have ridden in the 1950's. One from Europe looked much like one I would have ridden when I lived there. The exhibit clearly explained the history of the development of the trolley systems in the rural areas and cities of the US. The rides on the two operating trolleys are nice and the explanation about the history of the route was very informative. In addition to the trolleys, the site contains many buses that replaced the trolleys. Every exhibit is readily accessible with some walking, The museum is worth visiting several times. They do need more financial assistance so that more of the exposed trolleys and busses can be restored and placed under cover. The entrance fee is very reasonable.
Written September 5, 2022
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Thank you so much for leaving us 5 stars, and for leaving such a thoughtful review for us and our future guests to consider. We appreciate your enthusiasm and passion for our mission, and we hope to see you again soon!
Written September 25, 2022
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Jill J
35 contributions
Sep 2022
Our group tour visited the Seashore Trolley Museum recently, and the group consensus was that it was a great experience! Our conductor, John, was very informative and had a sense of humor that only enhanced the experience. At the end of the ride, there was the option of a guided tour of 5 buildings that held additional trolley memorabilia, or spending time in the gift shop area. I learned a lot and had a fantastic time.
Written October 2, 2022
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Karli N
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Everyone had a great time exploring and riding the trolleys at the Seashore Trolley Museum. It was fascinating to see the restoration process and talk with the people working on trolleys being restored. We’ll definitely be back again because they look like they will continue expanding and restoring other trolleys.
Written August 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for leaving us 5 stars and this thoughtful review for prospective guests to see. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Written August 8, 2022
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AlcesterMartyn
Alcester, UK471 contributions
Jun 2022
Excellent museum with very knowledgeable and enthusiatic guides. They have far more exhibits than the resources to maintain and renovate them. The museum needs support of more visitors to Kennebunkport. We visited on the second Sunday in June and there were only 10 or so people in the museum and a similar number of cars. It is worrying that without more younger vistors this museum might die as the enthusiastic guides are in well into their retirement.
Written June 12, 2022
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Thank you so much for leaving such a thoughtful review, and for leaving us 5 stars! June is typically a slower month for us; today we hosted 459 guests. We hope that our numbers will increase when we open our new model railroad building in summer 2023.
Written August 3, 2022
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Brian G
2 contributions
Aug 2022
OMG! We had such a nice day here. The history of the Museum, the salvaged trolleys, the salvaged buildings, and especially the ride! It made for a really unique adventure. Thank You! I am very impressed and tell everyone to make this a day trip to take :-)
Written September 11, 2022
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Thank you so much for leaving this great review! We appreciate your enthusiasm--thank you for helping spread the word about our efforts and your great experience. We hope to see you again soon!
Written September 25, 2022
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dnprecht
Watertown, MA26 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited here 4.5 years ago. I choose to take part of the Be A Motorman program. It was a lot of fun, I spent at least 30-40 minutes of actual driving a trolley. However, back then, it was $60, it is now $100. Regular adult admission only went up $2 in that time.
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you so much for leaving a 5-star review and sharing your experience with our guests, and with us. We hope you will visit us again during our 2020 season--Opening Day is May 2nd!
Written February 18, 2020
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ThomasTCat
St. Louis, MO712 contributions
Aug 2021
Perhaps because we got here late in the day we didn't take full advantage of what this museum had to offer. I will say that they had a wonderful gift shop with inexpensive but appropriate books, sticker sets, and toys for our young grandchildren. Our grandson especially loved the Thomas the Train interactive book that we bought him.
Written September 7, 2021
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Thank you so much for leaving us a great review. There is definitely a lot to see at our museum; we hope you will come back to see the rest in 2022.
Written April 26, 2022
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Joseph R
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We have been visiting this museum for years on end, and it never disappoints. Take a trolley ride and see the sights of the grounds! Our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable on the subject of trolley history and preservation, and our greeter, Tom, was very helpful and friendly. Both are professional conductors.
👏 Recommended 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Written August 21, 2022
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Thank you so much for giving us 5 stars! Thank you for making our museum part of your family's memories for several years. We will pass along your positive feedback to our volunteer Tom. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon!
Written September 25, 2022
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Jim W
Raleigh, United States2 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a wonderful find!!! We were on our way to Kennebunkport and saw the sign for the museum and had to stop. It is a fantastic place to bring family and learn about our history of transportation and how electricity was used to power it. Being from Cleveland it was a real pleasure to see and step into a trolley car that was actually used in Cleveland. Heck it might even been one of the cars my brother and I rode to go watch the Indians or Browns.
A great place and so well maintained. The staff here are very knowledgeable and take time with all visitors to help understand what they have preserved and are passing on with our country's history.
Job Well Done to All..
Written August 27, 2022
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Thank you so much for leaving us 5 stars! We appreciate your thoughtful comments and that you appreciate the efforts of our hardworking volunteers. We hope to see you again soon!
Written September 25, 2022
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Craig S
Waltham, MA1 contribution
Jul 2022
My wife and I and daughter and granddaughters just visited the museum this week. We had a fantastic time. Everyone was extremely pleasant and very informative on the rail system and the history of the museum. We actually took a second ride right after we got back on a different trolley. It was such a pleasure to learn about an earlier time in history.
We hope to be back this Fall for the pumpkin patch. It sounds like a lot of fun.
Written July 29, 2022
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Thank you so much for leaving this wonderful review--we really appreciate your thoughtful comments. We will see you this fall at our Pumpkin Patch Trolley event (and you're right, it is a lot of fun)!
Written August 3, 2022
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