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Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor

(4/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
The Conn. Trolley Museum is dedicated to providing a historically accurate educational experience of the trolley era; through the interpretation, preservation, restoration and operation of an electric railway.
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TripAdvisor
  • I remember going to this museum as a kid about 20 years ago. There were a ton of Trolley's and the indoor museum had Trolley's that you could get in and play with the doors, the bells etc. I recently ...  more »
  • We went with a 7 year old. There is a short ride on a vintage trolley car down a short track to see the lights. The Christmas lights are limited in quantity a bit disappointing. The into a large build...  more »
  • When the trolley pulled back to what we assumed was the beginning, we were quite disappointed and felt ripped off. This, however, was only the beginning. We planned to come here before I ended up on c...  more »
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  • The review by "anonymous" is a typical knee-jerk review by an individual who clearly has no idea what they are talking about, and has no appreciation for the time and effort people put into businesses, particularly businesses such as this, which depend on volunteers and nearly always run at a loss. I'm proud to review this excellent business, and to affix my actual name to the review. The folks at CT Trolley Museum do a fantastic job. The trolleys always run on time, the drivers are informative and polite, the building and grounds are always clean and immaculate (seriously - a scrap yard? There's carcasses of old machines laying around, yes, but nearly all of them are out of sight and many of them are kept on hand as part of their triumphantly wonderful Halloween fright fest). There's a fire engine museum on the premise, for those who love fire engines, and an amazing number of vintage trolleys, including the streetcar named Desire, direct from New Orleans. Yes, it's the actual trolley! Their Christmas festivities are also top notch, with plenty of Christmas lights, layouts, and fun activities for kids, including a visit from Santa. We've been visiting CT Trolley Museum for nearly a decade now, my kids love it, I love it, my wife loves it, everybody I know loves it. "Anonymous" is entitled to his/her opinion, but it's wrong (I wonder if he/she has an axe to grind?). This is an amazing museum, and one of the best places to go in CT if you love trains, trolleys, or just looking for a relaxing ride on the rails. 5 stars!
  • Best Trolley experience. You actually go for a ride with one for a few miles. Great collection of fire trucks. Great for kids. Relaxing for grownups.
  • The Trolley Ride is a Cool Flashback. Great opportunity for all ages. All volunteer staff. Great displays and story boards Interesting vintage documentary film. Must see. Easy access and ample parking.
  • Wonderful museum for rail fans. Also has working Trolleys you can ride in the warm weather months. A bonus is the associated fire museum with several local retired fire engines.
  • A super fun experience. With lots of fun things for the kids to see. The Christmas decorations were great. They got to see Santa and take a great ride on an old trolley car. We will definitely go back.