Connecticut Trolley Museum


Experience a three-mile round trip ride through the scenic countryside on antique trolley cars. A period dressed motorman will teach you about the history of trolley cars and what role they play in transportation. Educate yourself on trolley history while navigating through the visitor’s center using a scavenger hunt. Climb aboard static trolleys and take the control as a motorman. Bring a bagged lunch and watch the trolleys depart! Purchase a special souvenir in the gift shop to remember your visit.
 
 
Contact Info  
Address: 58 North Rd., East Windsor, CT 06088. Hartford County. 
 
Tel: 860-627-6540. 
 
 
Website: www.ct-trolley.org
 
Hrs: Vary. See website (will open special for large  groups of 50+). 
 
SCHOOLS
During your field trip, each student will receive a scavenger hunt worksheet with ten questions. Answers can be found on museum displays and in the exhibits. Connecticut Trolley Museum souvenir tokens are given to students that get all scavenger hunt questions correct. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: Gina Maria Alimberti, galimberti@ct-trolley.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 10+.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone, email.
 
Food Options: Dining Car, bring your own. 
 
Cost: Varies, call for details. Bus drivers always get complimentary admission. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: History, transportation, trains, trolley era.
 
SCOUTS
End the summer with Scout Day at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Scouts can go on scavenger hunts, see antique trolleys, and more. Check the calendar to see when Scout Day is scheduled.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Gina Maria Alimberti, galimberti@ct-trolley.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 10+.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone, email.
 
Food Options: Bring your own or catered lunch available when scheduled.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.
 
HOMESCHOOL 
On Homeschool Days, the museum is open exclusively for homeschoolers! Enjoy scavenger hunts, unlimited trolley rides, and more. Check the calendar to see when Homeschool Days are scheduled
 
Contact Info
Contact: Gina Maria Alimberti, galimberti@ct-trolley.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone, email.
 
Food Options: Bring your own, Dining Car. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Topics Covered: History, transportation, trains, trolley era.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

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