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Connecticut Trolley Museum

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58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
(860) 627-6540 www.ct-trolley.org

The Connecticut Trolley Museum, founded in 1940, is the oldest incorporated museum in the United States dedicated to the electric railroad. View an historic collection of over 70 pieces of trolley and railroading history dating back to 1869. The Visitor Center offers numerous education exhibits that show the history of trolley transportation. Experience a three-mile round trip antique trolley car ride that takes you back in time.

During your visit, you can see historic passenger and freight street “trolley” cars, interurban cars, elevated railway cars, passenger and freight railroad cars, service cars, locomotives, and a variety of other equipment from railways around Connecticut. You will also find examples from Brooklyn, Boston, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Springfield, Lynchburg, Montreal, and even Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Connecticut Trolley Museum

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield. Admission prices are $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (62+), Children (ages 4-12) $7, children (ages 3 & under) and Museum Members free. For more information, visit ct-trolley.org or call (860) 627-6540.

From Springfield and Points North

Take I-91 south from Massachusetts into Connecticut. Take Exit 45 for State Route 140, Ellington, and Warehouse Point. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left heading under the highway. Stay straight on Route 140 (East). The Museum will be on the right about 1 mile from the highway after the third traffic light.

From Hartford and Points South

Take I-91 north from Hartford. Take Exit 45 for State Route 140, Warehouse Point, and Ellington. At the bottom of the ramp turn right and stay straight on Route 140 (East). The Museum will be on the right about 1 mile from the highway after the second traffic light.

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August 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, LEGO Building Contest

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Every Friday put your building skills to the test and compete in a LEGO Contest during your visit building Trains or Trolleys from the past and future. The contest is geared for ages 4-12 and every week will be a different theme. Winners will be awarded prizes in three age categories, and participants need not be present to win. Creations stay at the Museum to be broken down at the end of the day. LEGO contest included with admission. All summer long CTM…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Storytime

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Stories come alive for children when they are read to aloud! Every Monday throughout the summer join us for Storytime Trolleys 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 included with admission. All summer long CTM will hold many activities including, Trolley Rides: Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, LEGO Building Contest

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Every Friday put your building skills to the test and compete in a LEGO Contest during your visit building Trains or Trolleys from the past and future. The contest is geared for ages 4-12 and every week will be a different theme. Winners will be awarded prizes in three age categories, and participants need not be present to win. Creations stay at the Museum to be broken down at the end of the day. LEGO contest included with admission. All summer long CTM…

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