Summertime is the best time to visit the CTM, visit once or all summer long! CTM will hold activities for all ages! Let CTM help you make memories that will last a lifetime!
Trolley Rides • Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began.
Trolley Experiences • Get up close and personal as you climb aboard selected trolleys from our incredible collection in our Visitors Center. From streetcars to interurban cars this is your chance to take the controls and let your imagination "operate".
Crafting Station • Make a motorman hat, create your own trolley fare ticket, and make finger print paper trolley cars! Take your new creations home with you for future use.
Dress-up Station • Dress up as a motorman or conductor! Great photo op!
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!
Every Monday throughout the summer join us for Storytime Trolleys 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 included with admission.
Every Friday put your building skills to the test and compete in a LEGO Contest during your visit building trains or trolleys from the past and future. The contest is geared for ages 4-12 and every week will be a different theme. Winners will be awarded prizes in three age categories, and participants need not be present to win. Creations stay at the museum to be broken down at the end of the day. LEGO contest included with admission.
Become a new Trolley Museum member and receive 18 months of membership for the price of 12 months. During the months of July and August receive free admission to the Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester, during the month of July receive free admission to The Children's Museum in West Hartford, and receive free admission on regular visiting days and half-off admission on special event days for the entire season at Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven.