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Private Heritage Railroad Trolley Rides!
May 16, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Seashore Trolley Museum is re-opening under Phase 1 of Maine’s Plan to Restart the Economy, and the Guided Outdoor Activities provision. Hooray! For Maine residents and non-residents who have completed a 14-day quarantine in the State of Maine, we will be offering Private Heritage Railroad Trolley Rides! Tickets are available weekends in May for rides on the hour from 10AM-5PM at https://grouptrolleyride.eventbrite.com
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.
Purchasing 1 ticket is all you need for your group of 10.
*****Please read before purchasing*****
In order to be in compliance with the State of Maine’s Phase 1 re-opening criteria, Seashore Trolley Museum has implemented the following policies:
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 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.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and within 24 hours of an event/activity offering. This will help us best control the amount of people on campus at one time, as well as to schedule our staff and volunteers most effectively. All tickets must be purchased online or by phone payment processes.
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. 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.
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 and non-residents who have completed a 14-day quarantine in the State of Maine. When this changes, we will gladly open our doors to all out-of-state 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 approval from the Department of Economic & Community Development to re-open. A badge certifying this is posted around our campus.
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. Policies are subject to change as expectations and guidelines provided by our state continue to change.
Tickets are available weekends in May for rides on the hour from 10AM-5PM at https://grouptrolleyride.eventbrite.com
For questions or suggestions, please contact our Executive Director at (207) 967-2800 x101 or [email protected].