Climb Aboard A Gorgeous Early 20th century-Era Trolley And Take A Ride Back Through History In Connecticut

Not many of us take the train to work any longer, depending on where we live, but you can step back in time to the first half of the 20th century and relive the heyday of suburban railcars at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT.

Opened in 1900, the ‘F’ trolley route of the Connecticut Company connected downtown New Haven with the nearby communities of East Haven and Branford. This public transportation ran for decades, allowing folks in these communities to work in the larger New Haven until 1947 when the line closed. The museum took over immediately after, making this the oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the United States.

You can visit the museum’s website to learn more about the history of the area’s trolleys as well as view their event calendar, which includes several holiday events.

Have you visited the Shore Line Trolley Museum? What trolley did you get to ride? Let us know about your experience in the comments!

Address: The Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St, East Haven, CT 06512, USA

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