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.
 
For more information, visit our website!  
 
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+). 
 
Contact: Gina Maria Alimberti, galimberti@ct-trolley.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 
 
Cost: Fee.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.