When you’re out and about exploring the town of Kennebunkport during your next vacation, there’s plenty of interesting places to visit, like the Seashore Trolley Museum. It’s a fascinating way to spend a few hours, as this museum is the world’s oldest and largest museum of mass transit vehicles. Learn about the town of Kennebunkport, as well as the phenomenal trolley cars, rapid transit trains, Interurban cars, trolleybuses, motor buses, and so much more! Located just 10 minutes away from The Nonantum Resort, it’s the perfect place to spend a few hours in the afternoon.
The Seashore Trolley Museum
The Seashore Trolley Museum is the first and the largest Electric Railway Museum in the entire world, where visitors come to learn about and gain an appreciation for the massive role that public transportation has played throughout history all over the globe. There are plenty of amazing exhibits that will take you back to different eras, and you can see how transportation came to evolve.
When you think about a museum, you probably think about walking through out different exhibits and looking at what’s on display. At the Seashore Trolley Museum, you can do that, but you can also truly experience it. Take a ride on the heritage railroad in a vintage trolley from the early 1900s, and explore three carhouses filled with beautiful, restored trolleys and lots of other transit artifacts. The collections at the museum include a world-renowned collection with vehicles from almost every significant city in the United States that had a streetcar system, as well as from all over the world. You’ll see electric streetcars, buses, light rail vehicles, and rapid transit cars from all of these different cities.
If you’re interested in seeing the restoration process of the cars, stop by the restoration shop at the museum! This rare opportunity is something you can’t pass up. If you’re looking for souvenirs from the Seashore Trolley Museum, the museum store is loaded with transit-themed clothing, snacks, books, puzzles, and games.
To view a complete list of exhibits and outline where you’d like to go and what you’d like to see when you visit the museum, head to the Seashore Trolley Museum’s exhibit website. The museum is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tickets can be purchased online.
The Nonantum Resort: The Best Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine
The Nonantum Resort is a short distance from the Seashore Trolley Museum and plenty of other spectacular attractions in the town of Kennebunkport. At our family-friendly resort, you’ll find an array of activities that you can do without even having to leave, like splashing around in the pool, playing basketball, sharing stories around the firepit, and more. When you do feel like leaving, however, you can get picked up right outside of our lobby! To book one of our beautiful guest rooms, visit us online.