Climb Aboard A Gorgeous 1900s-Era Trolley And Take A Ride Back Through History In Maine

Before first-class window seats and private jets, the most luxurious way to travel across the country was by train. Aboard lavishly styled cars, passengers in the early 1900s enjoyed immaculate dining and service while taking in spectacular vistas: snow-covered peaks, dense forests, sparkling coastal views, and stunning desert landscapes. Maine is no exception to America’s great railroad history! With so much beauty tucked into every corner of our state, there’s no greater way to explore the local scenery than by rail.

There is one particularly special form of rail transportation that is often forgotten as a part of Maine’s spectacular history: the quaint and photogenic trolley. These colorful, vintage cabins once crisscrossed through cities and smaller towns alike, bells ringing as they carried both families and businessmen to their next destination. While trolleys are no longer the transportation mode of choice, nestled along Maine’s southern coast, we have the perfect place for you to ride a historic trolley (or several) for yourself! Check out the Seashore Trolley Museum for a sweet day trip:

The Seashore Trolley Museum is open from May-October, as well as for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Stay up to date on hours, special events, and get tickets here as well as on their Facebook page.

Have you ever been to the Seashore Trolley Museum? Do you have a favorite streetcar or exhibit? We’d love to hear about it! You can also read more about some of our other favorite Maine train rides here, or nominate your own favorite Maine getaway here.

Address: Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA