Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, it’s worth the trip! This past weekend on a weekend trip to the beach, we decided to spend a cloudy, mildly rainy morning at the Trolley
Museum. As the first and largest Electric Railway Museum in the world, guests learn about and gain a new appreciation for the role public transportation has played throughout history.
My daughters favorite part about the museum is a ride on the heritage railroad in a vintage trolley from the early 1900s. And the conductor and tour guide were fantastic telling interesting facts and anecdotes about trolleys and trolley parks.
We then explored three carhouses filled with restored trolleys. They boast a world-renowned collection including vehicles from almost every major city in the United States. But we were surprised to also see trolleys from around the world – Canada, Australia and the UK.
The Restoration Shop is where guests can view many cars in the process of maintenance or comprehensive restoration. The grounds of the museum are perfect for a a picnic or to enjoy a snack you buy from the gift shop (chips, bags of popcorn, novelty ice creams etc).
The kids also enjoyed the small play area with books, a train set and the front of an old trolley that they could climb on and pose for pictures in. Despite plenty of time to play and explore, our girls did not want to leave and begged to ride the trolley through the park a second time.
Seashore Trolley Museum is located in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine, just 30 minutes south of Portland, Maine and 90 minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts. It is the perfect stop on a beach vacation. They also have a year-round satellite museum in Lowell called the National Streetcar Museum.
195 Log Cabin Rd.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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