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Model Railroad Building Update

  Seashore Trolley Museum’s Model Railroad Building Construction Underway   Seashore Trolley Museum recently broke ground on what now will be a $3.2M construction project to exhibit one of Maine’s largest HO-scale railroad layouts. The model railroad depicts the Maine Central Railroad in the 1940s-60s and is being relocated from Jonesport, Maine thanks to a […]

Donate to Boston Elevated Railway No. 5821 on GivingTuesday

  Support Boston Elevated Railway No. 5821 Today! Today is GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement and day of giving. Seashore Trolley Museum is raising funds on GivingTuesday to repair both trucks on Boston Elevated Railway No. 5821. No. 5821 has been part of our operating fleet for several years. Perhaps you even took a ride on 5821 […]

2023 Board of Trustee Applications Now Available

  Click here to download our 2023 Trustee Application. To Our Members and Supporters: We invite shareholding members in good standing and community supporters who can demonstrate they will meet and exceed all Trustee roles, expectations, and goals to apply for a Trustee position on the Board of Trustees.  The application period for the position […]

Clifford the Big Red Dog to Visit Seashore!

  Take an adventure to Seashore Trolley Museum on Saturday and Sunday September 17th and 18th for a meet and greet with Clifford, from the PBS KIDS series Clifford The Big Red Dog. Hop on a trolley and take a ride on the museum’s heritage railway to take photos with Clifford The Big Red Dog. […]

Now Hiring: Full-time, year-round Bookkeeper/Office Manager!

  Seashore Trolley Museum seeks a self-motivated, experienced, Bookkeeper & Office Manager for our fast-paced, high-energy nonprofit organization. New England Electric Railway Historical Society’s Seashore Trolley Museum, located in Kennebunkport, Maine, pioneered the field of volunteer-sponsored rail preservation worldwide when it was founded in 1939.  Guests and treated to rides on our heritage railway, on […]

Give Back at Ice Cream Nights this Season

  All aboard! Join Seashore Trolley Museum for a fan favorite — Ice Cream Night! This summer tradition is held every Wednesday in July and August from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Guests are treated to a special evening trolley ride on the museum’s heritage railway through their 350-acre campus AND an ice cream sundae with all the fixin’s! […]

Seashore Trolley Museum Named 2022 Blue Star Museum

  Seashore Trolley Museum will join museums nationwide again this season in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2022 program began on Armed Forces Day and ends on Labor Day. Find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.   Blue Star Museums is an initiative […]

2022 Annual Meeting in Review

Thank you to all who joined us for our Zoom Annual Meeting on April 30, 2022. We appreciate the 75+ members and supporters that joined us for part or all of the day. If you missed the meeting, HERE are the slides that were shown during the meeting. Our Board Chair Rob Drye & our […]

We’re Opening for the 2022 Season on May 1!

  All aboard! Seashore Trolley Museum is opening for its 83rd season on Sunday, May 1 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 on interactive trolley rides on the museum’s private heritage electric railroad, […]

Seashore Trolley Museum Receives Second Major Gift, Will Build New Trolley Carhouse

  In an exciting development, Seashore Trolley Museum is now hard at work on two major building projects on Seashore’s 350-acre campus. The first new building was announced in January 2022; a building to house the Maine Central Model Railroad, which is currently located in Jonesport. Now, thanks to a very generous $1 million anonymous […]