The Seashore Trolley Museum is the oldest and largest museum of its type. It was founded in 1939 with one open trolley car, No. 31 from the Biddeford & Saco Railroad Company. Since then the Museum's collections have grown to over 250 vehicles encompasing all forms of mass transit, including selected examples from Canada, Europe and the far east. The Museum offers tours of exhibits in three carbarns and "History in Motion" rides on restored historic streetcars. Visitors have access to a balcony over looking the workplace in Town House Retoration Workshop where they can "Watch the Magic Happen" as derelicts are brough back to life. Your ticket is good for day. A typical Museum visitation lasts about an hour and a half. If you are a rail or transit enthusiast your visit is apt to last all day.
Visit the Museum's website for a map and driving instructions.Get directions
The streetcar that are used to transport visitors at tha Museum are green machines. They are solely elecrically operated. Maine electric power is 40% generated by renwable resources.
Bring your own picnic. Tables are provided in several locations on the Museum grounds. Snacks, soft drinks and selected Ice Cream products are sold in the Museum Store.
Seashore Trolley Museum is an outdoor Museum. So be prepared to walk between buildings of vehicles on display and outdoor exhibits on dirt and gravel paths. If the weather is inclememt you will need to be dressed accordingly.
Thre Museum Store stocks a unique variety of books, videos, models and souvenirs relating to the transit industry.
Contact the Museum for advance information and to make a reservation for your visit.
There are several stores that sell healthy food items located within 3 miles of the Museum.
We do operate a streetcar which is handicapped accessible. Advance notice of your visit is required to assure that the specific car is in service.