Seashore Trolley Museum

#7 in Best Things To Do in Kennebunkport
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195 Log Cabin Rd.

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.7scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 2.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

A visit to this quirky museum is a good choice for railroad fans and young families, many whom say it can be hard to get their kids to leave. Founded in 1939, the Seashore Trolley Museum has amassed more than 250 trolleys, buses and subway cars from around the globe. Visitors can learn about the history of public transportation and even take a ride in a few select cars.

Most travelers were pleasantly surprised with this museum, noting its interesting trolleys and knowledgeable employees. Visitors said you must make sure to take the trolley ride and stop by the gift shop. Meanwhile, others said a stop here provides a nice reprieve from the beaches.

You'll find the Seashore Trolley Museum in northern Kennebunkport, on Log Cabin Road off Route 1. The museum is open daily between Memorial Day and Columbus Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last trolley at 4:15 p.m.). Admission is $12 for adults, $9.50 for kids ages 6 to 15 and $5 for children ages 3 to 5. Check out the official website for more information. 

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This little working fishing village, considered part of Kennebunkport, is a few miles from Dock Square and offers a scenic outing. Visitors can watch fishermen hauling in traps and coming in and out of the harbor in their boats at the Cape Porpoise Pier, just as they have done for years. Other activities include shopping in the quaint general store called Bradbury Bros. Market and browsing through the handful of shops and galleries. Goat Island Light, one of Maine oldest lighthouses, is also located in Cape Porpoise.

Recent visitors said the village is quite picturesque but warn if you want photos of the lighthouse, you'll need a camera with a zoom lens. Travelers also said the village is home to several seafood shacks, where the food is as fresh as it gets. Favorites include Musette, Pier 77 and Cape Pier Chowder House.

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