KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — All aboard! Seashore Trolley Museum is opening for its 83rd season on Sunday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The world’s first and largest electric railway museum will be open weekends in May, and Wednesdays through Sundays from June 1 through Halloween.
Experience history in motion on interactive trolley rides on the museum’s private heritage electric railroad, which once served as a portion of Maine’s Atlantic Shore Line Railway (1902-1927). Check out several outdoor exhibits and trolleys displayed in three carhouses. Visit the Restoration Shop and view trolleys currently being restored back to their former glory by museum staff and volunteers. Subway cars, locomotives, buses, a switching tower and other interesting artifacts are also on display around the museum’s grounds. The Museum Store offers several locally-made gifts to choose from. Pack your lunch and enjoy one of several picnic areas across campus. The campus and trolley rides are also dog-friendly.
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New this season: A new exhibit titled “A Window onto the World” will be available in the Museum’s Visitors Center. This exhibit features the museum’s international transit collection and was made possible by an enterprise grant provided by the Maine Office of Tourism.
To kick the season off right, Sunday, May 1 is also Maine Day at Seashore! Residents of Maine get in for $2.07; all youth (from all states) ages 16 and under are free. Purchase tickets at the door to get the Maine Day admissions discount.
Other special admission days in May include free admission for mothers on Mother’s Day (includes mothers of pets); Military Appreciation Days on May 21, May 28 and May 29 with free admission for all active military personnel and veterans; and Dog Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 28.
Face coverings are optional anywhere on museum property and onboard the trolleys. Those who feel more comfortable wearing face coverings should continue to do so. If groups or families would like to be socially distanced onboard the trolleys, please let the conductors know prior to boarding and the museum will do their best to accommodate.
To learn more about Seashore Trolley Museum, to check out their special events calendar, and to purchase tickets in advance of your visit, please visit www.trolleymuseum.org.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Seashore Trolley Museum opens for 2022 season