A National Historic District – The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA. Come and enjoy a living, breathing experience riding historic, restored trolleys through scenic surroundings!

Our Regular Season starts in May

SLTM tiny squareIt's almost that time....time for your first trolley ride of the year down the Shore Line!  Starting weekends in May, we will be offering our regular trolley tours aboard restored trolley cars, passing through some of the finest salt marsh scenery in Connecticut.  

Learn more about riding the trolley this spring.

Also, view our full schedule of 2014 season special events:

Load the full Schedule of Events (PDF).

More upcoming events

New Mainline Switch Installation

Crane W-3 new switch installThe Shore Line Trolley Museum has begun the new track construction for the Elevating the Collection project, starting with the installation of a new mainline switch in March.

You can follow along with regular updates of Elevating the Collection progress in the Elevating the Collection Photo Gallery.

More news

Hours and Location

The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512
Map and directions

April Hours

Open for pre-scheduled
private charters and parties only.

May Hours starting May 3

Open Saturdays and Sundays:

More information


Our ticket prices will stay the same for 2014!

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (62+): $8.00
Children ages 2-15: $6.00
Learn about our group & other discounts

Your ticket includes all-day access to the museum, including unlimited rides on the historic trolley line, tours of the trolley display buildings, and access to our indoor museum exhibit room.

Book a charter, birthday party, photo shoot, or other group event with us!

Your Visit

  • Enjoy a three mile leisurely round trip onboard a restored historic trolley car through the scenic Branford salt marshes near Long Island Sound.
  • Learn about the history of trolley development and trolleys in Connecticut and beyond from our expert trolley operators/tour guides.
  • Tour our trolley storage buildings and our indoor exhibit room to understand how trolleys played a role in the development of America as we know it today.