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New York Museum of Transportation

The New York Museum of Transportation is open on Sundays from 11am-5pm all year long, with special events and trolley rides during the non-winter months. Their impressive collection and engaging events are managed by dedicated volunteers who are excited to share stories of Rochester’s rich transportation history.

Borrow a VIP Pass from the library for discounted admission to the New York Museum of Transportation! Buy one admission and get one of equal or lesser value free. Limit of 1 free admission per visit. Not valid for special events with special admission prices.

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New York Museum of Transportation ticket

Take a ride on the trolley

Included with admission is a scenic 2-mile round-trip ride on an 90-year-old electric trolley car. The trolley starts a new run every half-hour between roughly 11:30am to 4:30pm, with no reservations required except for the Halloween Trolley. You can ride as many times as you would like throughout the day.

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New York Museum of Transportation trolley maintenance
New York Museum of Transportation conductor
New York Museum of Transportation trolley interior
New York Museum of Transportation trolley
New York Museum of Transportation trolley tracks


2018 Themed Events at the New York Museum of Transportation

August 3, 4, 5 – 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!

August 12 – Railroad Day
Thrill to the romance of the rails with velocipede rides, “Gandy Dancer” track work demonstrations, model railroads, hobos, and more.

September 16 – Antique Fire Trucks
Pumpers, hook-and-ladders, fire engines—they’ll all be there. These beautifully restored fire vehicles 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
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 – Holly Trolley Rides
Santa joins you on 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. Free hot chocolate and cookies for all!

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Explore the New York Museum of Transportation collection

The museum equipment includes fourteen trolley cars, a steam locomotive, emergency and other antique motor and horse-drawn vehicles.They also house a robust collection of historic photographs, a gallery of artwork, documents, maps, posters, advertisements, brochures, letters, news stories, and postcards.

New York Museum of Transportation Geneva 157
New York State Railways Car 157
New York Museum of Transportation Christmas Fort Worth Dallas Limited
Northern Texas Traction Company 409, former Rochester Spaghetti Warehouse trolley
New York Museum of Transportation Trolley


New York Museum of Transportation Trolley Restoration
New York Museum of Transportation Trolley
New York Museum of Transportation Niles Car
New York Museum of Transportation Trolley Car


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Alco-Cooke Steam Locomotive #47
New York Museum of Transportation Casey Jones
New York Museum of Transportation historic signs
New York Museum of Transportation details
New York Museum of Transportation art gallery

Midtown Plaza Monorail Cars

NYMT and the City of Rochester have arranged to feature 2 monorail cars from the now-demolished Midtown Plaza as a permanent exhibit. They are on public display-only—no monorail rides to relive those childhood memories. But what a thrill to see them all the same!

New York Museum of Transportation monorail interior
New York Museum of Transportation Midtown Monorail
New York Museum of Transportation Midtown Plaza monorail


Check out the details in the model train exhibit

New York Museum of Transportation Model Train Exhibit
New York Museum of Transportation Model Train

There’s more toward the back of the New York Museum of Transportation

New York Museum of Transportation firetruck
New York Museum of Transportation miniatures

And, there’s more outside!

New York Museum of Transportation Greyhound Bus
GM “Silversides” Parlor Bus
New York Museum of Transportation Buffalo Springfield roller


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