New York Museum
of Transportation

2019 Calendar of Events

May 19 (Sunday) – Season Opening

Spring is here and the trolley is operating! Enjoy a 2-mile round trip through scenic countryside, and visit the museum's collection of vintage trolley cars, a steam locomotive, highway and horse-drawn vehicles, model railroad, and special exhibits.

June 16 (Sunday) – FATHERS DAY SPECIAL

Dads and Grandfathers receive free admission today when accompanied by a youth(s) age 3 - 12. Ride the trolley and visit the museum's collection of vintage trolley cars, a steam locomotive, highway and horse-drawn vehicles, model railroad, and special exhibits.

July 13 (Saturday) – TROLLEYS AT TWILIGHT

The Museum recreates an evening at an old-time "trolley park" with the happy sound of the calliope providing the background for authentic vintage trolley rides through the rolling hills. Complimentary ice cream treats will be provided for all attendees! SPECIAL HOURS 4:00 p.m. - dusk.

August 4 (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.

August 2, 3 and 4 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) – MONROE COUNTY FAIR

The museum is right next door to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Rush, so come enjoy the Fair and add a trolley ride to the fun! Rides-only on Friday; Saturday and Sunday the full museum will be open and rides will be included with admission.

Trolley departs every 30 minutes.
Friday ....... Noon to 7:30 PM
Saturday ... 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Sunday ...... 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM

September 15 (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 15 - October 27 (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.


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 7,8 14 and 15 (Saturdays and 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!

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