View our exhibit on the History and Evolution of the Electric Trolley and its Impact on Society. It takes you on a journey of how the electric trolley evolved from the horsecar to the "modern" PCC. Also, learn how society was impacted by amusement parks (trolley parks), streetcar suburbs, and the growth of mill towns. Various trolley cars from our collection are on display within the Visitor Center.
Other activities within the Visitor Center geared for kids include a train table and coloring and game activities.
Included with your admission are unlimited trolley rides for the day - undoubtedly the favorite part of any visit to the Trolley Museum. Take a 3-mile round-trip ride on a variety of restored trolley cars from many different cities. Take a seat and enjoy the relaxing ride.
Located on the museum grounds of the Connecticut Trolley Museum is the Connecticut Fire Museum. This museum is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of antique fire apparatus and associated equipment. See antique fire trucks on display from the local area, a functioning fire alarm call box, and much more!
Located adjacent to the Fire Truck Museum, the Connecticut Motor Coach Museum has a variety of transit buses on display. There is no set schedule for the Bus Museum, but it is open most weekends.
The Connecticut Fire Museum and Connecticut Motor Coach Museum are both operated by the Connecticut Antique Fire Apparatus Association, Inc.