|Address:||58 N Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 10AM–4:30PM 10AM–4:30PM|
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. Im 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? Theres 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). Theres 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, its 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. Weve 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 its 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!
HORRIBLE MUSEUM! Really pathetic... We went during October, and the museum, which does not seem organized during any other time of year, was in complete chaos. Evidently they cater to the Halloween crowd at this time. This means that for patrons who are actually interested in the historic displays, you are out of luck, because they cannot be viewed due to the Halloween decorations. Even the displays that could be seen were very amateurish. There was no organization, and we were not sure where we were allowed to walk on the property, to see the equipment that was advertised on the website. We decided to bail, before we got hurt, as the place literally looks more like a scrapyard, than it does a museum. Its a shame, because there are some amazing pieces of history here. If only they could get their act together, it would be a beautiful museum... :(
I had a great experience there. There would be three trolleys running on three miles of track. There would be only one track the most of the way. The admission isnt bad considering you would get to freely walk around the grounds and get unlimited rides on the trolleys. Inside the main building, there are several trolleys inside for display. A few of is accessible to the public. Behind the main building, there is the Kelly Barn and the Connecticut Fire Museum. The barn is simply where the trolleys are kept. In the fire museum, there are many fire trucks and several buses. Overall, the volunteers who worked at this museum did a good job at building, maintaining and everything else that goes into this museum. As their motto goes: Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless; but because they are priceless.
Delightful indoor and outdoor exhibits, rides on multiple trolleys, climb aboard many of the stationary cars. A window on a previous era bringing history to life. Fun for railroad buffs and kids of all ages.
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.
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.
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Great museum to take your kids to. There is a train ride to experience and during the holidays the tracks are lit up along the rails. Nice place to take pictures and look at historical relics
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.
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.
We would come here just for the Christmas trolley ride, but now get the yearly memberahip. Great place for families and very economical.
Great little place. Kids had a blast at a birthday party here, riding the trolleys and walking around some of the old street cars.
Tooked our children here when they were little some years ago. We all liked it. Enjoyed the train ride and looking at the trains.
Good collection of trollers and railcard, the best part is that we could ride on one. Go visit.
$55. gets you conductor for a day...just you n your friends on train., nobody else. :-)
Super fun, my daughter loved it. Great place to bring the kids and really fair prices.
If you enjoy history and rides on antique trollies its a great place to visit!
Amazing people !! entire place takes you back to the railroad heritage
This is a great place! I went during the winter and it was beautiful!
This trolly museum is really a great place to go with the kids.
Great place for kids. 20 minute trolley ride back and forth.
Nice for a few hours of history, kids love the trolley ride.
Neat place to take the kids. Brings back memories
Fun visit for the holidays and to see some history.
Alot of great history there,a nice time.
Kids enjoyed really with trolley rides
Ok great keeps kids busy worth it
Really cool trolley ride was fun.
Great kids great for families
Lots of fun. Worth your time.
Its a good place but small..
Train/trolley ride is great!
I really enjoyed this place
Visited during weekend
History and family fun
Nice train models
Lots of fun.