Summertime is the best time to visit the CTM, visit once or all summer long! CTM will hold activities for all ages! Let CTM help you make memories that will last a lifetime! Activities including– Trolley Rides: Take a trolley ride operated by period dressed motormen on a trolley car dating back to the early 1900’s. Learn historic information about the collection and how the Museum began. Trolley Experiences: Get up close and personal as you climb aboard selected trolleys from the Museum’s incredible collection in the Visitors Center. From streetcars to Interurban cars this is your chance to take the controllers and let your imagination “operate”. Crafting Station: Make a Motorman Hat, create your own trolley fare ticket & more. Take your new creations home with you for future use. Scavenger Hunt/ISPY- Hunt through the Visitors Center to locate Trolley History answers for a chance to win a trolley fare token. Dress-up Station: Dress up as a Motorman or Conductor! Great Photo op! Scavenger Hunt– Navigate through the Visitors Center using a scavenger Hunt. Whoever completes the hunt wins a souvenir trolley fare token. LEGO Build– put your building skills to the test and create a design to coincide with the weekly transportation theme. Creations stay at the Museum to be broken down at the end of the day. Fire Truck Museum: View over 15 Fire Trucks dating back to 1923. Learn more about the Fire Truck Museum’s collection along with historic Fire Fighting Equipment. (Admission to Fire Truck Museum is included in the Trolley Museum admission ticket).
Storytime Trolley: Featuring stories about the adventures of trolleys and trains. The reading will be inside one of our historic trolleys and a trolley ride will follow. Every story is different, and all ages are welcome! Storytime is included with paid admission. Stories will be read every Tuesday and Friday at 11am throughout the summer. STEM Lesson-Learn how trolleys operate with a hands-on stem activity every Wednesday throughout the summer. Dinosaur Fun– Learn about local dinosaur life through fun hands-on activities every Thursday throughout the Summer.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum is happy to announce the participation with CT Summer of the Museum-FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION for Kids 18 and younger (and ONE accompanying adult) for CT residents July 1 through September 5, 2022. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Tickets are currently sold one DAY in advance to allow us to make modifications as needed for museum operations and staffing. Any additional adults may sign up upon check-in at the museum. A valid CT ID is also required upon check-in. Visit www.ct-tolley.org for more information and to register.
Become a new Museum Member and receive the rest of this year and next year for the cost of one year. During the months of July & August receive half off admission to New England Air Museum. During the months of July and August receive 15% off your entire food order at The Yarde Tavern located 5 minutes from the Museum. All year round receive discounts to Trolley Museums located from Maine to Maryland. Benefits of becoming a Member at the CT Trolley Museum are- Free general admission, half off Special Event admission, No charge for extra trolley rides, No charge for Storytime Trolley & more. For prices on membership visit www.ct-trolley.org or call the Museum at 860-627-6540.
Admission prices are $12 for Adults, $11 for Seniors (62+), $11 for Youth (ages 12-17), Children (ages 2-11) $9, children under 2 and Museum Members free. Please visit the website for Special Event prices. The Museum is open from 10am-4:00pm (last trolley ride departs at 3pm), for more information visit www.ct-trolley.org or call 860-627-6540. The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is 15 minutes north of Hartford and 15 minutes south of Springfield.
Open Everyday except Mondays
Open Labor Day
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Last trolley ride is at 3:00 PM
Take a trolley ride operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began. Inside the Visitor Center you will find more static trolley cars and artifacts, a theater showing a kids Easter movie and a gift shop to buy that ‘special’ souvenir. On the same grounds is the Connecticut Fire Museum complete with antique fire trucks and apparatus. All activities and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.