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Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

14 Depot St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-1517
+1 413-625-9443
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Short, but interesting for all ages

Trolley and short line railroad was in operation in the early 1900s. Replaced by trucks. Ride the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
grommit
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Grafton, Massachusetts
Sleepy Little Gem

This place was adorable. The history is interesting. Not a huge amount to see, but worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JPinAVA
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Arlington, Virginia
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The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has restored, and operates for the public a trolley car built in 1896 (one of the oldest operating trolleys in the country) for the Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway. Your all-Day-Pass includes a trip back in time on the trolley (bring your imagination), a self-powered ride on our antique pump car and a chance to explore our Visitors Center, with pictures, toy trains and more.
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14 Depot St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-1517
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+1 413-625-9443

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Trolley and short line railroad was in operation in the early 1900s. Replaced by trucks. Ride the trolley (15 minute ride) on the renovated trolley. Knowledgeable docents, volunteers, etc. Also see the legacy subway cars, caboose, etc. Visit the museum with more knowledgeable volunteers.

Thank grommit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was adorable. The history is interesting. Not a huge amount to see, but worth the nominal cost of admission. If you need a quick outing for the little ones, this is it.

Thank JPinAVA
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Small venue with great historical information. It's a great place to bring kids to experience the past. Short ride on an original trolley that gives you an idea of travel in the past. Hand pump with a short track gives you a hands on experience...More

Thank Marlene C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is a really niche attraction. Along the Mohawk Trail, Route 2, in Massachusetts, there is little to see or do between North Adams and Greenfield. However, a stop in Shelburne Falls (population 2,000) will yield attractions for family members. Known...More

Thank BertinGranite
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I visited here with a friend and we had a blast climbing in the caboose, riding the trolley and pumping the pump car up and down the tracks. Informative guide was charming with her stories of the bygone era of trolleys. Enjoyable for everyone.

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is an enjoyable place to visit where you you can take a short ride on an antique trolley, pump and ride a rail car, tour a caboose, view historic photos, and spend a short time simply enjoying this quaint, little museum up on the...More

Thank Harvey K
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was part of a great day trip for our family. We learned about the functional history of the trolley and the way in which it was reclaimed and restored. Kids enjoyed the trolley ride and playing inside the store/museum a bit. Staff were friendly...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The museum was closed when we got there, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the experience of taking photos of old trolleys. Best of all, the experience was free. :)

Thank EvasWorld
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've lived in Western Mass for over 20 years, but I had never been to the Trolley Museum. Trolley rides are fairly inexpensive and a mere $4 ticket will give you an all day pass. You can even challenge yourself to try the hand pump...More

1  Thank Michie1291
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Shelburne Falls for the normal sights and discovered this lovely little museum. Not much to see, but you can have fun riding on the trolley back and forth over the line and in particular have a go on the pump car, the kind of...More

1  Thank Peter H
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