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Trolley Museum Of New York

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Address: 89 East Strand, Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12402
Phone Number:
+1 845-331-3399
12:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Step Back in Time

Wander through the Trolley Museum (really a yard that has old trolleys, subway cars and street cars), and it will take you back in time. I remember the old subway cars and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2015
Teri W
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the museum and trolley ride. Although small, the museum housed lots of memorabilia, historical photos, and a small gift shop. The trolley ride was exciting - views of the river, lighthouse, and countryside along the way. It would have been excellent with a narrated tour. Many thanks to all the volunteers who make this endeavor possible.

Thank Rita S
Lake Katrine, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I live near here and love trains, so when i found out about this place i had high hopes. Since Kingston was the first capital of NY and a general Hub of trains, i figured this would have some nice stuff. However when i got there i was disappointed. it was rather small. they didn't have a lot trains to... More 

Thank Chris L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The visit takes a little effort to get to but well worth it. The collection also includes NYC subway cars. Brings back lots of memories. Staff helped make it a great visit.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a interesting, but small museum. Still in development, the museum is housed in the upper floor of a car maintenance building and shows a lot of promise. They also operate a historic trolley service that runs along the Kingston waterfront during the weekends.

Thank Kenneth G
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Wander through the Trolley Museum (really a yard that has old trolleys, subway cars and street cars), and it will take you back in time. I remember the old subway cars and trolley cars displayed from growing up in Brooklyn, NY. A short walk from the Marina and boat museum which is also worth visiting.

Thank Teri W
Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The trolley tour makes the museum, although the film is also excellent, and really shows what life was like during the heyday of trolleys! The Trolley Barn, downstairs, is also interesting, but not much explanation is given there. The trolley driver (Kenny) was very knowledgeable and was fun to listen to!

Stockholm, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I was visiting another museum along Kingston's waterfront when I heard that the trolley was running. I went to the museum and fond out the scoop. At noon sharp the diesel powered trolley departed the barn and ambled along its one hour route. It is a good way to see some odd things and enjoy an hour away from the... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a wonderful little exhibit in the restaurant section of the Rondout area. We have been in the area, but had only seen the trolley running. Never knew about the museum until we picked out a rack card. This is an ongoing labor of love for enthusiasts of the subject. The museum is up a flight of stairs after... More 

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pine bush ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

My wife and I where visiting the Kingston New York/ Roundout Creek area and the timing was such we were able to ride the restored 1925 trolley down to see the Kingston Light House. What a hidden jem. The driver was very informative...and a great trip revisiting a time in history. I suggest if you plan on taking the trolley... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

We travelled 3.5 hours from New Jersey to visit the area but primarily my reason for selecting the destination was the trolley museum. We arrived there during the stated open hours - there were a few people working on trains in the yard but museum had a big closed sign on door. I milled around for a little but no... More 

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