New York Museum
of Transportation



2017 Calendar of Events

April 30 (Sunday) – "THE GRAND ERIE CANAL"

Historian and writer Ruth Rosenberg Naparsteck will present a 45 minute talk about the Erie Canal and its role in settling and growing the Genesee Country and its competition with the railroads.


May 14 (Sunday) – TROLLEY RIDES BEGIN and MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL

Moms and Grandmothers receive free admission today when accompanied by a youth(s) age 3 - 12. Trolley rides operate every Sunday through October 29 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.


June 18 (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 29 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 22 (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. til dusk


August 6 (Sunday) – RAILROAD DAY

Thrill to the romance of the rails with velocipede rides, "Gandy Dancer" track work demonstrations , model railroads, and much more. Trolley rides on the museum's own railroad bring back the clickety-clack on the rails as the 90-year-old trolley travels the scenic run.


September 17 (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 17 - October 29 (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 depart every half hour starting at 11:30 a.m., and no reservations are required.


October 21 (Saturday) – HALLOWEEN TROLLEY EXPRESS

All aboard the Halloween Trolley Express! 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 were 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 prices prevail and reservations are required.


November 5 (Sunday) – S.T.E.M. (Science, technology, engineering and math)

This fun event provides 3 - 12 year olds hands-on activities that demonstrate simple machines and technology at work in various modes of transportation.


December 3, 10, 17 (Sundays) – HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES

Santa may still use reindeer power, but sometimes he joins you on a ride on our authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car. Celebrate the holidays with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. The museum will be decorated for the holiday, and the museum's large model railroad will be running three trains at once.

The jolly one and his wife will be on hand December 3 from 1:00 to 4:00, on December 10 from 11:00 to 2:00, and on December 17 from 11:00 to 4:00. Each child will receive a free memento from Santa too!

Admission covers everything: $8 adults, $7 seniors 65+, $6 youths age 3 - 12. No reservations required.



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