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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 18 September 2017
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 29 August 2017
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...more
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14 Depot St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-1517
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Run by mostly volunteer. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable . Dot or Doris was very pleasant to be with. My family and I had such an amazing experience will never forget , especially the trolley ride and pump ride. The conductor was friendly and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteers are energetic and knowledgeable about the local trolley history as well as the broader railway. Fun trolley ride, and hand crank trolley. Recommend for families with children older than 5.

Thank Mellyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about the history, the trolleys and my son was over the moon when they let him pump the hand cart, explore the caboose and drive the actual trolley!

Thank Lauren L
Sam B, Manager at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you and your son had fun, Lauren. For folks reading this review, getting to run the trolley is called being an Instant motorman, and for an additional $20 you can do it too. Ask at the ticket counter, or ask your trolley crew.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really, it is a cool trolley but it’s only a 400 foot ride and back? Try the steam engine or the Tomas the train ride! If you do plan to take the Shellburne trolley it will last all of 20 minutes to go through everything...More

Thank Tinamatt1994
Sam B, General Manager at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our trolley ride is more of a trip back in time than a scenic ride. Many folks, especially if they have kids or an interest in railroads or history, will spend several hours at our museum, but it is true that you can zip in...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Even if you are not a rail buff come experience a part of our past. How many places can you go to ride a pump car? See and experience how railroad workmen moved about. The trolley is a short ride but there is no limit...More

1  Thank John F L
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

1  Thank BertinGranite
Reviewed 11 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.

1  Thank Marilyn L
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