New York Museum
of Transportation



2018 Calendar of Events

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 (www.nymtmuseum.org/STEM)


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! Friday the museum trolley will be operating special hours during the day. On Saturday and Sunday, the full museum will be open and rides will be included with admission.


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!



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