58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

Summer Activities at the Trolley Museum

Join us for summer fun at the Trolley Museum!

Summertime is the best time to visit the Trolley Museum, visit once or all summer long! The Connecticut Trolley Museum will hold activities for all ages! Let us help you make memories that will last a lifetime!

Activities All Summer Long

Trolley Rides • Take a trolley ride operated by period dressed motormen on a trolley car dating back to the early 1900's. Learn historic information about the collection and how the Museum began.

Trolley Experiences • Get up close and personal as you climb aboard selected trolleys from the Museum's incredible collection in the Visitors Center. From city streetcars to interurban cars this is your chance to take the controllers and let your imagination "operate".

Crafting Station • Make a Motorman Hat and create your own trolley fare ticket. Take your new creations home with you for future use.

Dress-up Station • Dress up as a Motorman or Conductor! Great Photo op!

Scavenger Hunt/I-SPY • Navigate through the Visitors Center to locate trolley history answers for a chance to win a trolley fare token.

LEGO Build • Put your building skills to the test and create a design to coincide with the weekly transportation theme. Creations stay at the Museum to be broken down at the end of the day.

Fire Truck Museum • View over 15 fire trucks dating back to 1923. Learn more about the Fire Truck Museum's collection along with historic fire fighting equipment. Admission to Fire Truck Museum is included in the Trolley Museum admission ticket!

LEGO® StationNew for 2024! • The Trolley Museum is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its LEGO® Station exhibit sponsored by HSB, an interactive and educational experience for visitors of all ages. The exhibit will officially open to the public on July 2nd and promises to ignite creativity and celebrates the world of LEGO®. This station is designed to enhance the visitor experience and provide deeper insights into the creative process behind these beloved bricks. Creations stay at the Trolley Museum for display and for a chance to win a prize at the end of summer. This activity in included in your admission.

Different Daily Activities

Storytime Trolley - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. - Starting July 2nd, and occurring throughout the summer, join us for Storytime Trolley featuring stories about the adventures of trolleys and trains. The reading will be inside one of our historic trolleys and a trolley ride will follow. Every story is different and all ages are welcome! Storytime is included with paid admission (passes and promotions excluded).

Summer Evening Hours - Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Enjoy a beautiful evening ride and the entire Trolley Museum every Saturday night through the summer starting Saturday, July 6 through to Saturday, August 31st.

Summer Activities and Events: 2024

Sat & Sun, July 20-21
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Super Hero and Pricess Day
Saturday, August 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Storytime Trolley
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:00 am

Summer Evening Hours
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

LEGO Workshop
Friday, July 12
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

LEGO Workshop
Friday, August 16
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Special Summer Membership Perks!

Are you a member or looking to join and support the Connecticut Trolley Museum? Check out our partnerships available to our members:

  1. New membership applications are good for the 2024 season and 2025! Offer not valid for renewing/rejoining members.
  2. During the months of July and August receive half off admission to Children's Museum at Holyoke, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, and Lutz Children's Museum.
  3. Receive 15% off your entire food order at The Yarde Tavern (located 5 minutes from the Trolley Museum!).

Summer Deal - Community Days

We love our community and neighbors and want to make up for the lack of Summer at the Museum this year. We are offering half-off admission to residents of the following towns (one week at a time):

  • July 2 - July 7 • Town of East Windsor
  • July 9 - July 14 • Town of Windsor Locks
  • July 16 - July 21 • Town of Suffield
  • July 23 - July 28 • Town of Ellington
  • July 30 - August 4 • Town of Somers
  • August 6 - August 11 • Town of Windsor
  • August 13 - August 18 • Town of Enfield
  • August 20 - August 25 • Town of South Windsor
  • August 27 - September 1 • Town of East Granby

This offer is not applicable during special events.

Connecticut Trolley Museum