Seashore Trolley Museum Opens for 85th Season


All aboard! Seashore Trolley Museum is opening for its 85th season on Saturday, May 4th from 9:30AM-4:30PM. The world’s first and largest electric railway museum will be open weekends in May, and Wednesdays-Sundays from June 1st through Halloween.


Experience history in motion through interactive trolley rides aboard the museum’s heritage electric railroad, which once served as a portion of Maine’s Atlantic Shore Line Railway (1902-1927). Tickets on regular admission days include unlimited trolley rides, which take approximately 40 minutes and cover 3.7 miles. Check out several outdoor exhibits and trolleys displayed in three carhouses. Visit the Restoration Shop and view trolleys currently being restored back to their former glory by museum staff and volunteers. Subway cars, locomotives, buses, a switching tower and other interesting artifacts are also on display around the museum’s grounds.  The Museum Store offers several locally-made gifts to choose from. Pack your lunch and enjoy one of several picnic areas across campus. The campus and trolley rides are also dog-friendly.


New this season: Explore one of Maine’s largest HO-scale model layouts at Seashore Trolley Museum! The museum has constructed a new building to house the Maine Central Model Railroad, donated by the Beal Family of Jonesport, Maine. This exhibit is also included in the price of general admission and the building will be open to the public during the hours listed above. The museum will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new building and layout on Saturday, June 15.


To kick the 2024 season off right on their opening day, Saturday, May 4th is also Maine Day at the museum Residents of Maine get in for $2.07; all youth (from all states) ages 16 and under are free. May 4th is also May the Fourth Be With You Day (Star Wars Day).  Dress as your favorite Star Wars character to get free admission. Purchase tickets at the door to get the Maine Day and/or Star Wars Day admissions discount.


Other special admission days in May include free admission for mothers on Mother’s Day (includes mothers of pets) and  Military Appreciation Days on May 18th, May 25th and May 26th with free admission for all active military personnel and veterans.


The museum hosts several fun family events during their season, including Dino Trolley (June 29, 30; August 10, 11), Moxie Day (July 14), Pumpkin Patch Trolley (13 dates in September & October), Trolleyween, and Christmas Prelude Trolley Rides (December 6-8 and 13-15).  Daniel Tiger, from the PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, will also be visiting on Saturday & Sunday July 27 and 28.


To learn more about Seashore Trolley Museum, to check out their special events calendar, and to purchase tickets in advance of your visit, please visit