A short drive north of Kennebunkport is a little local marvel: a surreal scrap yard masquerading as a museum. Quirky and engaging, the museum was founded in 1939 to preserve a disappearing way of life, and today the collection boasts more than 250 trolleys and other transit vehicles, including specimens from Glasgow, Moscow, San Francisco, and Rome. Naturally, there’s also a streetcar named Desire from New Orleans. Dozens of the cars still operate, and the admission charge includes rides on a 2-mile track. Other cars, some of which still contain early-20th-century advertising, are on display outdoors and in vast storage sheds. Head north from Kennebunkport on North St. for 1 3/4 miles; look for signs.
The Kennebunks› Attraction
The Seashore Trolley Museum
195 Log Cabin Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Memorial Day–Columbus Day daily 10am–5pm; early May and late Oct Sat–Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Nov–Apr. Phone 207/967-2800 Prices Admission $10 adults, $7.50 children 6–16, $8 seniors. Web site The Seashore Trolley Museum
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