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Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

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Address: 14 Depot St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-1517
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+1 413-625-9443

The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has restored, and operates for the...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Greenfield, Massachusetts

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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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 car as part of your ticket fee. The museum itself is fairly small, but I... More 

1 Thank Michie1291
Royston, United Kingdom
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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 thing you see in old movies where people are chasing each other on railway tracks.... More 

1 Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stopped by the Trolley Museum after a visit to the Bridge of Flowers, and to my delight my grandchildren (ages 5, 8 and 10) loved it. The small exhibit area is geared to kids, with a Brio train setup and model trolley cars activated by buttons. It also has two telegraph machines for clicking out messages, and an old-fashioned... More 

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Sam B, General Manager at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, glad you enjoyed so much of it. We just installed the telegraph setup last week. Sam More 

Palmer, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

My grandson loves trains and whales. After a visit to the Bridge of Flowers, which was not so interesting to my young grandsons, this was more to their liking. My eldest grandson especially liked being able to help man the pull car.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

All volunteer, loved that there are high school kids volunteering along with older folks. Really enjoyed learning about trolleys in this area. Always thought the trolleys were about big cities,but no. Will surely bring the grandchildren when we have some..

Thank Kathryn S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Little trolley museum run by local volunteers, using part of the old trolley (tram) line that used to ferry people and goods across the Deerfield river into Shelborne Falls. Only one working trolley operating so far, but they are working hard to renovate others. You can ride the working trolley about a quarter of a mile and then return to... More 

2 Thank cooperwolves
Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

We were there based on GPS and did not know they were closed during the week in September. Only found 3 trolleys on the property, one may be working the other two no way. Center was closed but we did take pictures outside.

2 Thank TomRIUSA
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

The volunteers there are great at talking about the history of the railway in the area. The museum is small, but it covers everything. The trolley ride and the pulley car are the best part!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

A fun spot to check out the old time trolley cars. Just walk around and enjoy your time and see how others traveled

2 Thank Joel A
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I'm not a train fan, if I was, this review would likely be 5 stars. What a cute little museum this is! For $4 a person, educated volunteers take you on a short ride in a renovated original trolley (with an interesting history) and let you ride the hand pump cart (so fun!!) there is a caboose being renovated that... More 

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