Last month, the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum finally reopened its doors after skipping its 2020 season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Trolley Museum is a staple of Shelburne Falls and the community is so overjoyed to see its return.
Tour the Museum and Ride the Trolley
No trip to Shelburne Falls is complete without a visit to the museum. Browse the Trolley Shop museum store, Visitor’s Center, and stroll around grounds - all free to the public. There you can purchase tickets to ride the Trolley Car No. 10. Learn about the history of the trolley, the Bridge of Flowers and the Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway while you ride the trolley car. Then take a ride on the Pump Car, which you will operate yourself!
About Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to preserving and operating Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway trolley car No. 10. The trolley car was built in 1896 in Springfield and delivered to Shelburne Falls where it was operated to serve the towns of Shelburne and Colrain and then to cross the Deerfield River over what is now the Bridge of Flowers. After it was retired, it was used as a chicken coop, tool shed, and playhouse by a local farmer for 65 years. It was restored in 1999 and has been maintained by the museum ever since.
Whether you were a fan of trolleys or not before your visit, you certainly will be after one visit to the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Visit the museum, located at 14 Depot Street in Shelburne Falls on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 11 am to 5 pm now through Sunday, October 31st. You can also go on Mondays in August from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Tickets to ride the trolley car are $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 6-12 and children under 5 years old ride free. Support the museum and have unlimited rides through the season with one of their memberships.
Visit their website for more info at sftm.org and follow them on Facebook.
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