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Shore Line Trolley Museum

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Address: 17 River St, East Haven, CT 06512-2519
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With the Path Train from 911 here at the Museum, it makes this exhibit special. The personnel is knowledgeable and friendly, a good place to bring the children and grandchildren... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
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East Haven, Connecticut
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East Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

With the Path Train from 911 here at the Museum, it makes this exhibit special. The personnel is knowledgeable and friendly, a good place to bring the children and grandchildren, a part of history

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Dade City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Your children will love the opportunity to take a ride on a real trolley, to ring the bell and to be treated royally by one of the volunteer conductors. You will enjoy the historical references and the amount of information your young ones retain.

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Thank Roger L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Tried it on a whim - had a Groupon - LOVED it! Can't wait to go back when it's warmer and light out to see more. Quite a collection - the men working were willing to talk and share the history of the museum and the restoration process if we hadn't been cold we would have happily talked for hours.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was such a fun afternoon! The museum itself is very educational and the trolley ride is delightful! The volunteer conductor is SO knowledgeable and really wants to share his knowledge. It really a super family activity.

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Seabrook, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

What a beautiful day for a short trolley ride. I enjoy trains and trolley rides and learning their histories. The museum building itself is not large but a lot of information and displays are packed into the small space. There are a few interactive displays that can be played with as well as plenty of historic articles and paperwork on... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely make time to visit here. There's a small museum and a trolley every 20 minutes, and the trolleys are the originals from the 19th and early 20 centuries. You can also see a subway car that was under the World Trade Center and was discovered after September 11. They have haunted trolley trains and pumpkin patches for Halloween.

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LaFayette, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stumbled on this gem. We were too late for a regular trip on the trolley but the staff were great. They had to take the trolleys back to the barn for the night so we rode there and had a short walk back to the museum building. t was worth it. They have a NJ-Path car that was under... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here on a trip up I-95. They've done a magnificent job restoring a collection of trolleys from across the United States. Our two young children lived the trolley ride through the county and the interactive museum. Highly recommend!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum at the behest of my 4 year old, who is obsessed with all things automotive and had a really enjoyable day. The site effectively comprises 3 sections: a small museum by the parking lot, the trolley ride and the yard containing the other trolleys they have restored. The museum is very small but worth a short... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

This hidden gem offers the following: 1) One of the tiniest museums you'll ever see, with some very interesting hands on displays and a few fun historic videos and animations of a time past that, in wishful thinking, should be a time present for those who love public transport. 2) A really fun trolley ride in a historic district that... More 

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