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Learn about the history of transit at the world’s oldest and largest museum of its kind!

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Family learns about history at dog-friendly Seashore Trolley Museum

Seashore Trolley Museum proudly continues the legacy of its founders by maintaining and sharing our world-class transit collections and knowledge with you.  Our exhibits and guides call attention to the technological, aesthetic, and historically significant characteristics of our collections.

Our Main Campus is at 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046. Our Satellite is the National Streetcar Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Our visitors learn about, and gain a new appreciation for, the role public transportation..  Transit enthusiasts and professionals around the world know about the museum. We also welcome individuals, families, school groups, tourists and historians.  Riding on a private railroad, in antique streetcars with uniformed crews is memorable.  All of our visitors experience a powerful connection to the past at Seashore Trolley Museum. 

 Our vehicle collection represents the evolution of public transportation.  It includes examples from the timeline of public transportation.  From the omnibus, to electric streetcars, buses, light rail vehicles, and rapid transit cars, we’ve got them all.  
 These vehicles tell an epic story.  That story is about cities and towns across our nation and abroad. It’s about individual lives expanding and it’s about leisure and work. Technological advancements are recognized.  It represents the rise and fall and resurgence of the streetcar industry.  The collection demonstrates how the past informs the present and guides the future.   It offers tangible examples of craftsmanship and hard work and core values.  It is evidence of the importance of preserving and restoring artifacts that bring history to life.  
Because dogs are part of the family, we are always dog friendly. Dogs are even welcome during special events. Most of our special events are for all ages, and some are evening parties for age 21+ .   Details at  Calendar of Events.
 
 Seashore Trolley Museum is the operating name for New England Electric Railway Historical Society, a non-profit 501(c)3.