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Shore Line Trolley Museum - 2018 Events
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Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15-16: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (last trolley leaves for Santa at 5:00PM)

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Take a ride into the past at The Shore Line Trolley Museum and have your children visit with Santa! Inspect our antique trolleys decorated for the holidays. Enjoy a complimentary cookie and hot chocolate. Check out our model train layout. Bring the whole family and the camera! All children receive a small gift from Santa. You don’t want to miss getting a picture of your little ones with Santa.

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In the evening the museum transforms itself into a wonderland of festive holiday lights. Many of the trolleys, buildings and sites in the yard area have been decorated for the holidays adding a wonderful soft glow reminding you of Christmas’ past. Start a new tradition your family will never forget! 

Tickets can be purchased at the door or ONLINE HERE

General Admission: $10.00
Infants under age 2: Free

NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED OR ACCEPTED, trolleys run continuously every 20-30 minutes throughout the day!

Have Your Holiday Party on a Trolley

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Celebrate your special occasion with a party aboard one of our antique trolley cars. Your charter package includes: Exclusive use of a trolley car, your own private motorman/tour guide, and one or more round trips on the museum’s historic railway. If celebrating a birthday there is also time to enjoy cake and presents in a scenic setting. Trolley parties are available on a heated historic trolley car for operation year-round, weather permitting

The Shore Line Trolley Museum has been an important part of the community since its incorporation in 1945 as the Branford Electric Railway Association. Founded to preserve the unique heritage of an endangered species -- the trolley car -- it now boasts a collection of nearly 100 vintage vehicles as well as artifacts and documents from the trolley era. It continues to operate predominantly through the dedication and support of its over 1000 member/volunteers.
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A visit to the museum is a multi-sensory voyage into the past, from the moanful growl of the motors, to the smell of the electric arc, to the feel of rattan seats and varnished hardwood detailing.
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The Shore Line Trolley Museum operates the Branford Electric Railway, a National Historic Site. The railway is the oldest continuously operating suburban trolley line in the United States.
The museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization; donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Just 3 minutes from I-95!
And convenient by public transportation too! 

From the North  
Take I-91 south to I-95 North, then turn left onto River Street.
The museum is at the end of the street, on your left.
Parking lot is behind the museum building.
From Western CT, NY and NJ
Take I-95 n/b to Exit 51 (Frontage Road/U.S. 1)
Turn right at 2nd light onto Hemingway Ave (Rte. 142)
You will pass a light (Rte. 100) , then turn left onto River Street.
The museum is at the end of the street, on your left.
Parking lot is behind the museum building.
From the East
Take I-95 s/b to Exit 52 (East Haven)
Turn left at the exit ramp, continue over highway, pass 1st light
Turn left at 3rd light onto Main Street (Rte. 100)
Turn right onto Hemingway Ave (Rte. 142), then turn left onto River Street.
The museum is at the end of the street, on your left.
Parking lot is behind the museum building.
Directions using local transportation as well as a local map are available at 

The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512
(203) 467-6927
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of The Shore Line Trolley Museum, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information contact The Shore Line Trolley Museum.

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