Exhibit Buildings

Exhibit Buildings at Seashore Trolley Museum

The Visitors Center is a hub of activity for the Museum. It houses one of the first exhibits you are likely to see when you visit. Just off of the lobby and opposite the Museum Store is an exhibit room that houses our History in Motion exhibit. This 1600 square foot gallery employs a series of murals and artifacts to tell the story of how trolleys changed the lives of people in Maine. This space is also well suited and available for hosting functions such as meetings or receptions.

History in Motion

A portion of the History in Motion exhibit

Function space

Exhibit Room as a classroom


Exhibit Room

Exhibit Room for meetings or receptions



The Museum’s three public Exhibit buildings house vehicles are Burton B. Shaw South Boston, Riverside, and Highwood. Not all vehicle storage buildings are open to the public but the these three are accessible, clearly marked and within easy walking distance from the Visitors Center and Morrison Hill Station. It is a good idea to peruse our Events Calendar as occasionally volunteers, with an above average knowledge of the collection, will offer extended tours which provide access to buildings and vehicles that are not usually open to the public.

Exhibit - Burton S Shaw carbarn

Burton S Shaw carbarn

Exhibit - Riverside carbarn

Riverside carbarn


Exhibit - Fairwiew carbarn

Fairwiew carbarn



The Donald G. Curry – Town House Shop has an observation gallery that is open to the public*. The Restoration Shop is major component of the Museum and where most of the maintenance and restoration work takes place. The Shop is active year-round. Even after the operating season has come to an end a small contingent of paid staff supplemented with a dedicated crew of volunteers are busy restoring and/or maintaining a variety of streetcars whose histories span generations as well as the globe. The work is detailed and interesting. If you think you might have interest in joining this highly skilled team contact the Restoration Shop Director or the Volunteer Coordinator for more information. We would be glad to have you!

Exhibit - Narcissus Restoration

The Narcissus Restoration

Exhibit - Car 31 Restoration

Car 31 Restoration


Exhibit - Restoration Shop

Restoration Shop as seen from the gallery


*The Restoration Shop Gallery is not handicap accessible