Swedish Days Trolley Tours

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At the turn of the twentieth century, railroads and electric trolley lines were important modes of transportation for Chicago’s western suburbs.  The Aurora, Elgin and Chicago electric railway system, also known as “the third rail,” connected the Fox River Valley to Chicago. The transit system provided frequent operations and easy connections for both daily commutes and weekend excursions, making Geneva a hub of activity. By the mid-1930s, operation in Geneva had ceased due to financial reasons.

The Geneva History Museum will bring back the essence of riding on a trolley during Swedish Days. Guided tours of historic Geneva will depart from Second and James Streets every hour, Tuesday, Jun 20–Thursday, Jun 22, 11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.  Call 630-232-4951 for more information.

Please support our Trolley Tour Sponsors:  Crystal Life Technology, Fox River Distilling Company, Stockholm’s Brew Pub

2 Comments for : Swedish Days Trolley Tours
    • Joyce Finger
    • June 10, 2017

    is there a charge for the tour and do I need a ticket in advance?

      • Terry Emma
      • June 14, 2017

      It is $10 to take the trolley tour and you do not need a ticket in advance. You can just come to the corner of Second and James about 10 minutes before the hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Note: the tours only take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday June 20 – 22. Hope you can join us.

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