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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.

Montreal Tramways 4
Springfield Electric Railway 16
Fair Haven & Westville Railroad Co. 355
New Orleans Public Service 836
Connecticut Company 1326
Montreal Tramways 2600
Boston Elevated Railway 5645

April 2020

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Opening Day for the Season!

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Celebrate a new year and see what's new around the trolley museum.

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May 2020

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Scout Day

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Calling all Girl Scouts! Join us for a fun educational day of learning all about the railroad industry and trolley history. Program features include: Learn about Operation Lifesaver, the national railroad safety program, from a certified instructor. A rare treat, we will be offering visiting troops restoration shop tours. Learn about train routes and track maintenance from a railroad employee. Experience riding trolleys dating back to the early 1900s and visit the Fire Truck Museum while you are here, too.…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Mother’s Day

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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The Connecticut Trolley Museum is excited to honor Mothers and Grandmothers free admission with a paid adult or child admission. Spend a few hours with the family, enjoying all the activities at the trolley museum. Inside the Visitor Center is a train table for the little ones, coloring activities, and a dress up station! All activities and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Spring Fling

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Sample wine and beer from local wineries and breweries while enjoying all that the trolley museum has to offer. We have plenty of room inside the Visitor Center to admire our collection of vintage trolley cars and enjoy a glass of wine or beer from all the tables. Don't let any rain dampen your plans, this event runs rain or shine. Adult (21+) and Senior admission prices include both general admission to the museum and tastings.

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June 2020

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Fire Truck Show

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Do you have a love of fire engines? Here's a great opportunity to get up close and personal with all aspects of the firefighting industry and the opportunity to meet first responders and their equipment. Come see the Fire Truck Museum's collection and see some vehicles on display from local fire departments at the trolley museum. Don't miss an opportunity to sit in a real fire truck, try on firefighter's turnout gear, and take home a souvenir children's fire hat. The…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Connecticut Open House Day

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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The Connecticut Trolley Museum is participating in the annual Connecticut Open House Day - a unified celebration of the State's fascinating world of art, history, and tourism. During this one-day event, the Connecticut Trolley Museum, along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, will open its doors and offer special incentives (discounts, free admission, free gifts, special offers, etc.) to visitors. A special rate is available for Connecticut residents, buy one admission ticket and get one…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Father’s Day

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Free admission for dads and grandfathers with a paid child or adult admission. The behind-the-scenes tour highlights current restoration projects. The Behind-the-Scenes tour will give you an opportunity to take a close-up look at some of the current restoration projects including Connecticut Company #3001, Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co. #1500, and Brooklyn Rapid Transit #169. Additionally, tour non-public parts of the trolley museum campus with a Museum guide. At the Fire Truck Museum, learn more about our sixteen fire…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, 80th Anniversary Celebration

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Come celebrate 80 years with us!

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