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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

HARTFORD’S ICONIC “ISLE OF SAFETY”

Hartford’s iconic “Isle of Safety,” standing alongside the Old State House and serving as a waiting station for trolley car and bus passengers from 1913 to 1976, will undergo a full restoration of the original structure, now housed at the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor, will begin early in September with completion expected by year’s end.

Hundreds of thousands of passengers were served by the lsle of Safety for seven decades. The 106-year-old historic treasure was nearly lost in 1976 when State House Square was paved over but it was rescued by the Knox Foundation and later re-erected at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Unfortunately, the structure had fallen into disrepair over the years.  The restoration beginning next month will include repairs to the wooden structure and tile roof, new brick pavers, restored period-style lighting. Incredibly, all of the new tiles will be manufactured and duplicated by the same company that made the original ones in 1913.

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December 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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The Connecticut Trolley Museum is teaming up with the East Windsor Police Department & East Windsor Social Services with a Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive on Sunday, December 8th from 5pm-9pm. The Toys will benefit East Windsor Families that are in need through Social Services. Every toy donated will honor half price admission to Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights. Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Storytime Trolley with Santa & Friends

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Storytime Trolley with Santa & Friends. This unique daytime holiday program has been specially designed to provide an outstanding & festive holiday experience for families with children. Visitors will enjoy a ride in a decorated vintage trolley car where Santa will visit with each child. Also, while on board Santa’s elf will read Tooth Fairy vs Santa a story written by local author Jamie Deenihan from Suffield, CT. After listening to the story Santa will present…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

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Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
+ Google Map

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

Find out more »

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

Find out more »

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
+ Google Map

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

Find out more »

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
+ Google Map

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

Find out more »

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
+ Google Map

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

Find out more »

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
+ Google Map

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

Find out more »

Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”

December 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
+ Google Map

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into…

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