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June 24, 2020
Seashore Trolley Museum is open to the general public! We are following Maine’s Plan to Restart the Economy, and the Guided Outdoor Activities, Museums, and Retail Businesses provisions.
Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Residents and other out-of-state guests following Maine State protocols for quarantining during the month of June—come join in the fun!
Maine families and friend groups of up to 10 may reserve a 2-hour behind-the-scenes Docent-Guided Tour with one of our energetic and knowledgeable docents. Our docent will customize your tour experience to meet the interests of your group. Docents 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 (and no other groups will be mixed with yours—your docent-guided tour is just for you and your group to enjoy together!) Your ticket also includes one free, signed copy of “Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride” by Jean Flahive. In June, Docent-Guided Tours will be offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. This ticket does not include a trolley ride–check out our website to purchase general admission tickets as well/instead. Purchase Tickets Here!
By visiting our campus in June, you and all other members in your group agree to the following:
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 group members to follow them.
All guests should wear face coverings when indoors or when unable to maintain physical distancing between other groups and our volunteers and staff. 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.
Tickets should be purchased in advance, up to two (2) hours of an event/activity. This will help us best control the amount of people on campus at one time. Ticketholders can receive refunds up to one (1) day before the event start date. Following this timeline, tickets will be nonrefundable.
** During Phase 2, 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 2 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. 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 without a Museum staff member or volunteer present.
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.
As of Friday, June 12th residents of New Hampshire and Vermont can visit the State of Maine. For all other states, Maine’s 14-day quarantine is still in effect. When this changes, we will gladly open our doors to all healthy members and guests that meet the changed guidelines.
If you or a guest in your group can answer “yes” to the following questions, we ask that you not purchase tickets or visit the Museum at this time. If you have already purchased tickets, we will be happy to transfer your tickets to another day, and no extra fees will be charged.
• Have you had a cough or sore throat?
• Have you had a fever or do you feel feverish?
• Do you have shortness of breath?
• Do you have a loss of taste or smell?
• Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
• Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
• Have you been out of state in the last 14 days?
Seashore Trolley Museum has successfully completed Maine’s State Checklist Compliance conditions in order to operate during Phase 2 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 2 plans to be open.
By purchasing tickets at this time, you and all guests in your group accept and agree to adhere to our Phase 2 re-opening policies as written. Policies may change as the state of our Museum and Maine change. Updates to our policies will be posted on our website’s homepage. Purchase Tickets Here!
For questions or suggestions or to transfer tickets, please contact our Executive Director at (207) 967-2800 x101 or [email protected] Review our internal policies and our most up-to-date guest COVID-19 policies at www.trolleymuseum.org