About Us


Members Day — October 1

The Entertainment
Complimentary Member's Barbecue (food service starts at Noon)
A Transit Themed Movie After Dark
Transit Artifacts Raffle
Live Music

The Special Events
Special Surprise Announcements
Twilight Photo Sessions
Award Ceremonies

The Rolling Stock — Rides Aboard* Johnstown Traction 358
Interurban 120
NYCTA 6398
Oslo Tram 3
PATH 143

The Rolling Stock — Special Night Lit Photo Sessions
Hamburg Tram 3584
Gothenburg Tram 79
Brussels Tram 1504
MBTA 3204
IRT 5600
IND 825

The Rolling Stock — The Museum's Collection
Photograph them in unusual places!
Whitcomb 9
Magor 401

All are welcome to join us. The Museum is open from noon to five that day for regular ticket holders to enjoy the music, participate in raffles or witness the special announcements and award ceremonies.

For the whole preservation experience, you have to be a member in good standing. Annual mem­ber­ships start at $25 entitling you to un­limited rides, gift shop discounts and full exposure to all the events of Member's Day!

*Subject to mechanical availability. Not all cars in the collection will be available for photography.

Directions to the Museum

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 East Strand on the left.

Driving time is about 2 hours from Man­hat­tan and 1 hour from Albany.

GPS tips

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.

2016 Information:
Open weekends and holidays, May 7 to Columbus Day, Noon to 5PM, plus special events.

Oslo 3

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.

Trolley ride:
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.

r16 at Gallo Park

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.

Special events

9/11 Rememberance — Sunday, September 11, 2016
The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 2001 attacks will be remembered with a fitting ceremony at Noon that will include a ribbon cutting dedicating PATH car 143.

Lobster Fest at Kingston Rotary Park — Sunday, September 18, 2016
Noon - 5PM
Free trolley rides to and from Kingston Point all afternoon!
Separate admission to Festival — Buy tickets and mention Trolley Museum in the referral box

Member's Day — Saturday, October 1, 2016
Food and fun at the museum! See the latest restoration work and upgrades at the museum. Cars 358 and 120 are expected to run along with special consists pulled by locomotive 9. Free to members in good standing. Not a member? JOIN!

Archives & Collections Charters & Group Rates Business Partnerships Vision & Future