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Self-Guided Museum Tours 10AM-4PM
May 18 - May 22$5
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, will be offering Self-Guided Museum Tours. Tickets are available at https://selfguidedtour.eventbrite.com
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 Museum Tours tickets will be available per hour to ensure guests on campus can easily maintain social distancing with other groups present. If you’re having trouble finding a slot with enough tickets available to accommodate your group, please email us at [email protected] and we will help you book. This experience does not include a trolley ride.
*****Please read before purchasing*****
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. 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 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 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.**
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
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. 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 is displaying the badge on campus 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. Policies are subject to change as expectations and guidelines provided by our state continue to change.
For questions or suggestions, please contact our Executive Director at (207) 967-2800 x101 or [email protected].
Tickets are available at https://selfguidedtour.eventbrite.com