May 20 (Sunday) – TROLLEY RIDES BEGIN
Spring is here and the museum is open! Trolley rides operate every Sunday
through October 28 and are included free with museum admission. The only
trolley operation in New York State brings back the interurban era of a
century ago. The clickety-clack on the rails and the toots of the air
whistle are a unique thrill as the 20-minute trip wends its way through
beautiful rural countryside.
June 17 (Sunday) –
FATHERS DAY SPECIAL
Dads and Grandfathers receive free admission today when accompanied by a
youth(s) age 3 - 12. Trolley rides operate every Sunday through October 28
and are included with a museum visit. The only trolley operation in New York
State brings back the interurban era of a century ago. The clickety-clack on
the rails and the toots of the air whistle are a unique thrill as the
20-minute trip wends its way through beautiful rural countryside.
July 7 (Saturday) –
TROLLEYS AT TWILIGHT
Many trolley companies across the country created popular amusement parks
and picnic grounds. The New York Museum of Transportation recreates an
evening at an old-time "trolley park" with the happy sound of the calliope
providing the background for authentic trolley rides through the rolling
hills. SPECIAL HOURS 4:00 p.m. - dusk
July 22 (Sunday) – S.T.E.M. EVENT FOR AGES 3 - 12
A STEM event (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for young inquiring
minds will provide hands-on activities that demonstrate the simple machines
and technology at work in various modes of transportation. There will be
make-and-takes, a scavenger hunt, a raffle, and trolley rides, as the
youngsters pass from one "station" to the next, developing skills in a
variety of subjects. Special prices prevail. By preregistration only
August 3, 4 and 5 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) – MONROE COUNTY FAIR
The museum is right next to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Rush, so come
enjoy the Fair and add a trolley ride to the fun!
Trolley departs every 30 minutes.
Friday ....... 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday ... 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Sunday ...... 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
August 12 (Sunday) – RAILROAD DAY
Thrill to the romance of the rails with velocipede rides, "Gandy Dancer"
track work demonstrations, model railroads, hobos, and much more. Trolley
rides on the museum's railroad bring back the clickety-clack on the rails as
the 90-year-old trolley travels the scenic run.
September 9 (Sunday) – STRONG SUNDAY
Take an entertaining trip through the history of transportation and
transportation toys with Chris Bensch (at 1 pm), Vice President for Collections and
Chief Curator of the Strong Museum as he presents Planes, Trains, and
Automobiles: Transportation Toys at The Strong Museum. The talk is free with
regular museum admission, which also includes trolley rides through
beautiful rural countryside.
September 16 (Sunday) – ANTIQUE FIRE TRUCKS
Pumpers, hook-and-ladders, fire engines--they'll all be there to kick off
the museum's annual Fall Foliage ride season. These beautifully restored
fire trucks are proudly displayed by the Genesee Valley Antique Fire
Apparatus Association. Find out why firemen wear red suspenders! Trolley
rides throughout the day.
September 16 - October 28 (Sundays only) –
FALL FOLIAGE BY TROLLEY
Enjoy the beauty of autumn in western New York State from the window of an
authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car. Trolleys operate throughout the
day starting at 11:30 a.m., and no reservations are required.
October 20 (Saturday)
– HALLOWEEN TROLLEY EXPRESS
All aboard this Halloween special! Children and their parents are encouraged
to wear their Halloween costumes and join us for a special day at the
transportation museum. The trolley takes you to the Pumpkin Patch where
you'll decorate a free baby pumpkin and enjoy delicious cider and donuts.
In the museum there's unique trick-or-treating in Halloween-decorated
trolley cars! Special hours and prices prevail; reservations are required.
December 2, 9, 16 (Sundays) –
HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES
Santa may still use reindeer power, but sometimes he joins you to enjoy a
ride on our authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car, recalling another
time when families rode trolleys to do their holiday shopping in the city.
The museum will be decorated for the holiday, and the museum's large model
railroad will be running three trains at once. Visit with Santa and Mrs.
Claus, and there's free hot chocolate and cookies for all!