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Connecticut Trolley Museum

58 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9606
+1 860-627-6540
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Terrible experience

Save your money - not worth it. Advertise 4 trolleys running - there were only 2. Waiting in the... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
xtra828
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Berlin, Connecticut
Holiday Trolley ride

I have visited the Trolley museum as a child myself and with my own children.I was looking forward... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
957KarenP
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Newington, Connecticut
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This museum features vintage trolleys.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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58 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9606
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Save your money - not worth it. Advertise 4 trolleys running - there were only 2. Waiting in the freezing cold over 1 1/2 hrs. Advertise "group rate" for 10 or more people then said we had to pay more because it was a "special...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I have visited the Trolley museum as a child myself and with my own children.I was looking forward to sharing this experience with my grandson. Last night my son and my 3 yr old grandson were looking forward to a fun holiday ride. The parking...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We went to the trolley museum for the experience of the outdoor sleigh and lights with our grandchildren, we knew we would rough the cold but thought it would be worth it! It was not... We waited for awhile even though arriving for 5:00 and...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is truly an event for children. The place was packed at 5PM and when we left around 6:30pm they had closed off the entrance as they were full. I recommendation, on our "trolley" we had Santa, an Elf and a snowman. The kids loved...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We went to support the local trolley museum and looked forward to a ride through the holiday lights. They said they opened at 5pm but didn’t open until almost 5:30pm. There is one register to buy tickets. We were in line by 4:45pm and didn’t...More

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Gina A, Manager at Connecticut Trolley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Sorry you didn't enjoy yourself, the first night we open sometimes has a few kinks but most visitors understand. We did have two registers open not one and tried to keep the line moving as quickly as possible. Hope you will visit us again, Happy...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We started going here this past year. We wanted to try different excursions with CT and Western MA for or kids. Hiking seemed too intense at this time so indoor/outdoor venues were our goal. We drove by this place a few times and it really...More

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Gina A, General Manager at Connecticut Trolley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback! Not sure what happened but all activities are for the BD Parties as well! Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The film presentation was a fine overview of city transportation development in US and some European cities. It is about 20 min. or so. The trolleys on display inside are pretty shabby. The best part is the ride on a working trolley. Cost is low...More

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Gina A, Manager at Connecticut Trolley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for the feedback, hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Many years had passed since I last visited the CT Trolley Museum. This time, I also planned to visit the two associated museums, one for bus and the other for fire engines. The electric railway portion is by far the largest of the three. There...More

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Gina A, Manager at Connecticut Trolley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for the feedback, hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Complexly run by volunteers well worth a visit theres a lot of history to be understood just by having a look around. You can also ride on one of the many preserved restored trolleybuses that they run on their own private line. A most enjoyable...More

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Gina A, Manager at Connecticut Trolley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for the feedback, hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We needed something nearby to entertain our grandchildren - ages 3 and 1 - while they visited. Very happy that we used library passes and didn't have to pay regular admission. The museum was perfect for killing a few hours. They rode 2 trolleys for...More

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Gina A, Manager at Connecticut Trolley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for the feedback, hope you will visit again soon!

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