The New York Museum of Transportation, located at the Rush Riverside Refuge on River Road in Rush, will be powering up the overhead wire to offer trolley rides included with museum admission on Sunday, August 29. Reservations are required and may be made at www.nymtmuseum.org/summer2/. The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and rides depart at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. Family friendly admission, including the ride, is $10 adults, $9 seniors 65+, and $6 youths age 3 - 12.
A century ago large electric trolleys operated between Rochester and distant cities such as Buffalo, Syracuse and Geneva. This "interurban era" in travel offered fast, clean, frequent transportation unlike the competing steam railroads.
The museum's trolley brings back that time with its scenic, environmentally friendly two-mile round trip trolley rides--a re-creation of history and a unique treat for visitors.
And there's much more transportation history inside the museum. Visitors can recall holiday times with the Midtown Plaza Monorail, discover the past with the 1948 Greyhound bus, sit in the driver's seat of a 1941 fire engine, and thrill to the huge model railroad operating three trains at once.
The museum gallery features a 10-minute video about the Rochester Subway and an exhibit of railroad photos and prints. The well-stocked gift shop caters to the needs of all ages.
The New York Museum of Transportation is located just 20 minutes south of Rochester at 6393 East River Road in Rush, one mile north of Rt. 251