PATH car 143, saved from the ruins of the World Trade Center, is to become the centerpiece of a new 9-11 memorial exhibit here at the Trolley Museum.
The hard-working volunteers of the museum still need to raise money to recoup the expense to ship the PATH car, then raise $200,000+ needed to create a new first-class exhibit that will help people for generations to come to learn about and reflect upon the events of 9-11-01. Please click on the Donate tab above to make your generous donation.
A special thank you to George Lamoreaux from Benson Crane Service for providing a crane and operator during the arrival of PATH 143. George was a crane operator for 9 months at Ground Zero, suffering health issues as a result.
Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 19, Kingston. Follow the signs to the Historic Rondout Waterfront and the Urban Cultural Park. Make your way to the bottom of Broadway and turn left. We're a quarter-mile down on East Strand on the left. Driving time is about 2 hours from Manhattan and 1 hour from Albany.
When punching our address into your GPS, you may need to enter it fully as 89 East Strand Street. Local people know it as East Strand or even just the Strand and don't think of it as a street.
A common GPS error shows that East Strand and Route 9W intersect; they do not! 9W is on a bridge over East Strand. Use Garraghan Drive to turn off 9W.
The museum is closed for the season until May 2016. See you soon!
Tentative 2016 Information:
Open weekends and holidays, May 7 to Columbus Day, Noon to 5PM, plus special events.
Admission & trolley fare:
Adults $6, kids 6-12 $4, kids up to 5 free.
Admission only (trolley ride not included):
Adults $4, kids 6-12 $2, kids up to 5 free.
Departs Downtown (at 1 Broadway & T. R. Gallo Park) at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm and departs Kingston Point at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00pm. During special events, the trolley schedule may differ.
At the museum:
Upstairs: Exhibits, gift shop, rest rooms, theater and a Brio train set for the kids to play with. Air conditioned!
Downstairs: Trolleys from Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Norway on display.
Your museum ticket is good all day. Bring your lunch or a snack, then sit and relax at the picnic tables available at each of the three main stops on the trolley line: T. R. Gallo Park (good people and boat watching), Kingston Point (good nature and water sport watching) and the museum itself.
Watch this space for 2016 events.