Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport

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  • The children really enjoyed the train ride and got to sit up in the front row with the conductor and even got to blow the whistle. They also enjoyed going in and out of the various restored cars. The ...  more »
  • Noticed the museum as we passed by it to meet some family members for a holiday breakfast, and thought "that'd be fun to see." Well amazingly, the in-laws suggested we go to the Trolley Museum after b...  more »
  • This was great fun. I was very impressed with the collection of trolleys'. They've done a remarkable job restoring many of them. I admire the dedication of the volunteers. It's a must see experience f...  more »
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  • The museum is full of information, and it is well-kept. I would give a 5-star rating IF the schedule of events had had been clearer and we had been treated better by the chief conductor the day we went. We arrived just before the last trolley destined for the pumpkin patch. We were told by a friendly volunteer out front to hurry and catch that trolley, so we paid for the pumpkin patch tour and scooted out the back door. We told the conductor we wanted to ride to the pumpkin patch. He just looked at us and sent the trolley on its way. It would have taken us literally 5 seconds to have embarked; we were standing 6 feet from the trolley car. We then asked when the next trolley ride would be; the conductor simply said, "Maybe you can ride the next one." Two more trolleys (empty) left the station while we waited. My wife found a schedule in small print somewhere inside that said the next ride was 3:20 p.m. We waited for that trolley and had a fantastic operator and tour guide. That certainly made the trip much more pleasant. We saw the pumpkin patch but did not get to stop to get a pumpkin. We were very excited about going, since we had met a volunteer in Concord, New Hampshire at the recent train show and heard all about the trolleys. The usual friendly New England way was lost on this man who did not seem to care much for his paying riders. My advice: arrive midday and ask questions until you get a satisfactory response.
  • Such a special experience. Run by passionate volunteers. We go several times a year.
  • What a wonderful interactive museum. There are a number of old trolleys that you can explore and the trolley ride really tops it off. The best part has to be the volunteers who clearly love every minute they invest into the museum. They made the experience really special for my children during the event. Highly recommend this activity to everyone who visits the area, especially those with children!
  • Been visiting the Seashore Trolley Museum since 1988. This place is a treasure and a New England institution. Incredible collection and operation. Great staff. Something for everyone.
  • Tickets are purchased in the gift shop upon entering to the left. Good size waiting room for the trolley. There are two trolleys, one enclosed and the other open. Both trolleys alternate trips. The ride takes you straight to the park, then bends around said park to make its way back to the station. The trolley stops in the park to give some history of the park and what the museum does. After the ride you can walk around most of the property, some areas are off limits, marked clearly. You can see the workshop and the process of the trolley renovations. There are some trolleys that you can walk through with information placks. At the moment, one of the storage units is being rebuild and upgraded. Definitely a great place to spend time with the family and/or friends to walk around and learn about the past. I've been about three times, this father's day being the most recent, and enjoyed the experience each time.
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