Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 19, Kingston. Follow the signs to the Historic Rondout Waterfront and the Urban Cultural Park. Make your way to the bottom of Broadway and turn left. We're a quarter-mile down on East Strand on the left. Driving time is about 2 hours from Manhattan and 1 hour from Albany.
When punching our address into your GPS, you may need to enter it fully as 89 East Strand Street. Local people know it as East Strand or even just the Strand and don't think of it as a street.
A common GPS error shows that East Strand and Route 9W intersect; they do not! 9W is on a bridge over East Strand. Use Garraghan Drive to turn off 9W.
Open weekends and holidays, May 9 to Oct. 12 (Columbus Day), Noon to 5PM, plus special events.
Admission & trolley fare:
Adults $6, kids 6-12 $4, kids up to 5 free.
Admission only (trolley ride not included):
Adults $4, kids 6-12 $2, kids up to 5 free.
Departs Downtown (at 1 Broadway & T. R. Gallo Park) at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm and departs Kingston Point at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00pm. During special events, the trolley schedule may differ.
At the museum:
Upstairs: Exhibits, gift shop, rest rooms, theater and a Brio train set for the kids to play with. Air conditioned!
Downstairs: Trolleys from Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Norway on display.
Your museum ticket is good all day. Bring your lunch or a snack, then sit and relax at the picnic tables available at each of the three main stops on the trolley line: T. R. Gallo Park (good people and boat watching), Kingston Point (good nature and water sport watching) and the museum itself.