Trolley Museum opens this weekend

Date: 4/3/2014

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. – The Connecticut Trolley Museum opens for the season on April 5 at 10 a.m. This year there are some new window displays being worked on and also the public will be able to see restoration work being done on some of the trolleys in the Visitors Center.

With paid admission attendees can ride the trolleys as many times as they like while a period dressed motormen explains the history of each car. Pack a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day. Stroll through the Bertinuson Visitor Center and see all the displays and authentic trolley cars inside. There is a theater with a short film, a gift shop to buy souvenirs and snacks in and also included with your admission is entrance into the Connecticut Fire Museum complete with fire trucks and antique fire apparatus. The museum will be open weekends until mid-June, however, it will be open the week of April 14 for school vacation. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during vacation week, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays).

April 19 is Easter Bunny Fun Day. Each child receives a surprise goody bag with paid admission. There will be face painting, temporary tattoos, train table and coloring table to play at and if the sun shines there will be bean bag toss, hula hoops and bubble tables on the lawn. The Easter Bunny will be on the grounds from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be available for photos so don’t forget a camera. This is a rain or shine event and reservations are not needed.

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road. Additional information can be found at or call 860-627-6540.