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Trolley Museum of New York


An official Path Through History site! The Trolley Museum of New York (TMNY) is volunteer operated and has been located in downtown Kingston on the Rondout Waterfront since 1983. TMNY became an established attraction on East Strand as the area started to rise as a popular tourist destination. TMNY is a New York State chartered non-profit educational organization that was founded in Brooklyn in 1955. The museum offers a ride for the public and through exhibits and educational programs shares the rich history of rail transportation and the role it played in the Hudson Valley region and elsewhere. In addition to static displays of trolley and subway cars from the United States and Europe, an excursion ride runs 1½ miles from the foot of Broadway in Downtown Kingston to picnic grounds on the shore of the Hudson River at Kingston Point. Picnic tables are available at each of the the three main stops on the trolley line: T. R. Gallo Memorial Park (Downtown at Rondout Creek), Kingston Point Park and the museum itself. The museum is located on the original site of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad yards at Mile-post 1. The museum building is on the foundation of the engine house that existed before 1900. The upper level includes a Visitors Center featuring seasonal and permanent displays, a video viewing area and large windows overlooking the restoration shop. Visitors can see up to eight trolley cars being housed and restored below.



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