New York Museum
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6393 East River Road, in the Rochester suburb of Rush, the
New York Museum of Transportation is open all year on Sundays only,
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The museum's exhibit spaces feature a collection of antique trolley cars, a steam locomotive, fire truck, ambulance, operating model railroad, many other vehicles, and numerous exhibits of photographs and artifacts pertaining to local transportation history. Take the Virtual Tour to learn more.
Mid-May through October, trolley rides operate every half-hour from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Plan to arrive by 3:00 to have time to see and do everything. A one-hour excursion on a full-size rail line, includes a guided tour at the neighboring Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, featuring a restored country train depot and a wide assortment of railroad equipment on display. The museum's 80-year-old electric trolley cars take you to Midway Station where you'll board an authentic railroad track car---like the "gandy dancers" used---for continuation to the depot. On your return to Midway Station, you'll find the electric trolley car waiting for you. The conductor has reversed the trolley poles and you're ready to finish your return trip through the beautiful Genesee Valley countryside.
On special event days, diesel trains take the place of the track cars. Also, be sure to visit for our annual Holley Trolley rides to celebrate the holidays, weekends in parts of November and December.
Admission, from mid May through early November---including both museums and the trolley, track car and diesel train rides---is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 65, and $8 for students 3 through 17.
Admission rates for Holly Trolley, including museum admission and a trolley ride, are $5 for adults, and $4 for children under age 12.
November 10 through 24, trolley rides are included with admission. Rates are $5 for adults and $4 for children under age 12.
From late December through the end of March, when there are no rides, admission to the New York Museum of Transportation is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12.
Group visits at other times during the week are available by appointment (Contact Us. or call us at (585) 533-1113). Visits last an hour and a half, including guided tours of both museums and a track car ride on the 1-1/2-mile railroad between them. Visits can be customized to your group's interests. Admission for group visits: $6 adults; $5 seniors 65 and over; $4 students age 3 through 15. A $50 minimum charge applies. A trolley ride can be added to the visit for an additional $2 per person, and a $100 minimum charge applies.
HOW TO FIND USEntrance to the museum complex is located at 6393 East River Road, and can be reached from I-390 exit 11, taking Route 251 West (Rush-Scottsville Rd) for 1 1/2 miles to East River Road, turning right and going 1 mile.