The first electric tourist trolleys left from East Troy on May 27, 1972. Fifty one years later, the first trains of the East Troy Electric Railroad’s 2023 regular season are ready to roll in East Troy.
To celebrate, the railroad is offering free rides for East Troy residents all of May 26 on the hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring proof of residency (i.e. school ID, library card, utility bill, driver's license).
The trains travel along a 7-mile railroad line between East Troy and Mukwonago, with a stop at the Elegant Farmer along the way.
Free Parking is available in East Troy. The railroad’s cars are heated and rest rooms are available at the East Troy depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy, and the Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St, Mukwonago.
About the Railroad
The East Troy Railroad Museum operates 14-mile round trip train rides from its historic East Troy depot and museum to Indianhead Park in Mukwonago, with a stop at the popular Elegant Farmer store and deli.
The railroad is celebrating 51 years of riding the rails through Southeast Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine countryside. The not-for-profit museum is operated, maintained and managed by over 130 volunteers dedicated to engaging visitors in the heritage of electric interurban railways and trolley systems through restoration, preservation and operation of historic Equipment.
For more information, visit easttroyrr.org or call (262) 642-3263.