#BreakingNews! Seashore Trolley Museum has re-opened under Phase 1 of Maine’s Plan to Restart the Economy, and the Guided Outdoor Activities provision. We will be offering the following special outdoor recreational activities to Maine Residents and non-residents who have already completed their 14-day self-quarantine in the State of Maine every day during the month of May (closed Memorial Day)—come join in the fun! Tickets are available HERE.
Private Heritage Railroad Trolley Ride! (Offered on weekends) Families and friend groups of up to 10 may reserve a private trolley ride and one-hour self-guided tour following the ride. Trolleys will be operated by a motorman and conductor following the Maine COVID-19 Prevention Checklist for Guided Outdoor Activities. In order to follow state-mandated criteria for limiting group sizes, we are charging a flat fee of $100 for your group of up to ten (10). Is your group going to be 5 or smaller? We’ll include a Family Fun Day Pass (valued at $50!) that expires in October 2022 so you can come back again once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted at the Museum to have another day of fun or to give to another loved one’s family to use, on us. Click here to purchase tickets for trolley rides on our private heritage railroad.
Docent-Guided Museum Tours! (Offered every day) Families and friend groups of up to 10 may reserve a 2-hour
behind-the-scenes guided tour with one of our energetic and knowledgeable
docents! See areas of the museum not typically open to guests. Docents will customize your tour experience to meet the interests of your group, and will follow the Maine COVID-19 Prevention Checklist for Guided Outdoor Activities. In order to follow state-mandated criteria for limiting group sizes, we are charging a flat fee of $50 for your group of up to 10. Your ticket also includes one free, signed copy of “Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride” by Jean Flahive. This experience does not include a trolley ride. Click here to purchase tickets for docent-guided tours.
Self-Guided Museum Tour! (Offered on weekdays) Break up the at-home learning and explore our outdoor Museum campus, a wonderful way to experience the history of Maine and the history of transportation! Purchase tickets at $5/person (children two and under are free–a ticket for them is not required) and take a self-guided tour around our campus at your own pace. An educational pamphlet will be available to guide your experience. A limited amount of self-guided tickets will be available per hour to ensure guests on campus can easily maintain social distancing with other groups present. Click here to purchase tickets for self-guided tours.
All guests in your group should be from the same household, unless you can comply with current standards for physical distancing on campus, maintaining a distance of 6 feet between individuals to the degree possible. Measures have been put in place (tape, dividers, etc.) to help you maintain physical distancing while you’re visiting us, but it’s up to our guests to follow them.
All guests should wear face coverings when indoors and on the trolley ride, or when unable to maintain physical distancing. Face coverings that become wet must be replaced with dry face coverings. We ask all guests to bring their own face coverings, but if you forget, we will have a limited supply of disposable face coverings available. Face coverings ARE REQUIRED for Private Heritage Railroad Trolley Rides. Due to the enclosed and intimate nature of our trolley rides, if you or a member/s of your group are not able to wear a face covering due to a health condition, we ask that you do not purchase a Private Heritage Railroad Trolley Ride, or that those members do not participate on the trolley ride.
We encourage groups to purchase tickets in advance to ensure ticket availability upon your arrival. Tickets are available here. Ticket holders can receive refunds up to 1 day before the event start date. Following this timeline, tickets will be nonrefundable.
** During Phase 1, the Museum is not able to open our Restoration Shop viewing gallery to guests, as well as any of our trolleys, rapid transit vehicles, or buses on display. Those familiar with the Museum know that usually guests can hop on any displayed artifact, take pictures, ding the bells, etc. We simply do not have the volunteers or staff available to clean of our collection items (over 330 pieces! Wow!) within the scope of the State’s Phase 1 guidelines, so while our display barns will be open when you visit, we ask that you and others in your group do not touch any of the collection items in the barns as well as around campus, with the exception of the trolley you are riding on if you purchase one of the packages where that is included. We know that this is an exciting part of the trip, so if this will disappoint members of your group, please be encouraged to hold off on purchasing tickets at this time and visit our website or social media pages in June or later this summer to see if we are able to lift this restriction.**
Non-member guests participating in docent-guided tours will be asked to sign a waiver when they arrive on campus because you will be entering areas normally restricted to members only. A copy of the waiver is available in advance by emailing [email protected]. Tour participants are asked to follow Museum signage and not enter guest-restricted areas.
Seashore Trolley Museum follows the Center for Disease Control’s protocols for Cleaning and Disinfecting Facilities, available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html
Museum Volunteers and/or employees will sanitize equipment used by guests with EPA registered products before and after each trip, paying particular attention to “high-touch” surfaces. Barriers will be placed inside trolleys to prevent guests from accessing the full car to make cleaning easier between trips.
Restrooms will be available inside our Visitors Center and will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day by Museum employees with EPA registered products. The time they were last cleaned and disinfected will be posted on a sign on the restroom door.
Picnic tables are also available on-site if you choose to bring a picnic to enjoy on campus, at your own risk. Disinfectant wipes will be available from the Museum Store employee. We ask all guests disinfect their picnic table before and after use and place used wipes in the trash receptacle in front of the Visitors Center.
Maine’s 14-day quarantine for out-of-state residents is still in effect, and at this time we will only be open to Maine residents or non-residents who have already completed a 14-day quarantine in the State of Maine. Current Maine When this changes, we will gladly open our doors to all healthy members and guests.
Seashore Trolley Museum has successfully completed Maine’s State Checklist Compliance conditions in order to re-open during Stage 1 of the Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy and has received the badge below from the Department of Economic & Community Development as a stamp of approval for our Phase 1 plans to re-open.
By purchasing tickets at this time, you and all guests in your group accept and agree to adhere to our Phase 1 re-opening policies as written.
For questions or suggestions, please contact our Executive Director at (207) 967-2800 x101 or [email protected]