Connecticut Trolley Museum
Experience a three-mile round trip streetcar ride with an educational narrative. CTM’s collection contains over 70 pieces or rail equipment owned by the museum, some of them dating as far back as 1869. The collection is made up of passenger and freight streetcars, elevated railway cars, interurban cars, service cars, locomotives (diesel and electric), passenger and freight railroad cars, and other pieces of miscellaneous railway equipment. You will also find car examples from Brooklyn, Boston, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Springfield, Lynchburg, Montreal, and even Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Visit our exhibits in the Display Hall of the Visitor Center. Learn how the electric trolley evolved from the horsecar to the PCC. Also, learn how society was impacted by amusement parks (trolley parks), streetcar suburbs, and the growth of mill towns. Additionally, make your own Jr. Motorman hat, navigate through the Visitors Center using a scavenger hunt and dress-up as a Motorman in the Imagination Center!
End your visit with a self-guided tour of the Connecticut Fire Truck Museum, which houses the largest collection of antique fire fighting apparatus in New England! Admission to the Fire Truck Museum is included in your CTM ticket. Pack a lunch and plan to spend the day!
Group tours are available and at a discounted rate. CTM can customize a tour to fit the needs of any age group and meet educational requirements.
CTM hosts birthday parties, business meetings, corporate functions, retirement parties, holiday gatherings and much more. If you have any questions please call 860-627-6540 or visit www.ct-trolley.org.