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bigtyke Sep 25th, 2003 02:03 PM

Which Trolley Museum
My son is crazy about trolleys, so when we go to New England next summer, we need to visit one, but I don't want to see more than one.

Which is the best?

Kennebunkport, Maine
WIndsor Locks, CT
New Haven, CT

nyer Sep 25th, 2003 02:11 PM

Kennebunkport! Right outside a nice town, and the museum itself covers a very big area. Admission includes rides on the working trolleys (usually 2 or 3 in rotation ) on a fairly long track --about a mile. There's a big "barn' with other trolley's that you can climb on/in. If you're there over 4th of July weekend, they have some kind of festival .
The other 2, in my opinion, are just not as nice (and the locations--ouside of Hartford and New haven CT (actually East Haven, i think) are not as scenic

bigtyke Oct 11th, 2003 08:15 PM


btp2 Oct 12th, 2003 10:24 AM

I haven't been to the CT ones, but the one in Kennebunkport is a lot of fun. We took a trolley ride and then spent some time climbing around on a lot of others. I believe there's a roundhouse there too (can't remember if it worked). Have fun!

bigtyke Aug 1st, 2004 09:39 AM

We ended up going to the one in Kennebunkport. It was very nice with two different trolleys working that day. The track goes about 1 mile out and back. There are loads of other trolleys in the sheds to look at. THere is also a workshop where they are actively restoring the trolleys.

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