UPCOMING TROLLEY TOURS

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Pints & Pinballs: A Journey through Breweries & Steampunk 

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Embrace the Steampunk Aesthetic with Brewery Flavors and Pinball Excitement!

Our tour includes three brewery stops, each offering a complimentary full pint and discussions with the Brewmasters.

The first stop is a new, locally themed brewery in Palmer, Massachusetts, the Town of Seven Railroads. Enjoy your pint, then hop back on board for a journey to an exhibit blending Victorian aesthetics with futuristic elements, known as Steampunk. You’ll be greeted by the famous artist himself, who will give you an ultimate tour of his projects and shop. Dubbed the “Steampunk Guru” by the Wall Street Journal and the “Steampunk Evangelist” by Wired Magazine, his functional Steampunk artwork and design have been featured in the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, CNN, NPR, MTV, A&E, HGTV, and Netflix. The Steampunk Guru describes his work as “the fusion of history, art, technology, and adaptive reuse as a beautiful, functional solution to a variety of design challenges.” After this exclusive look into Steampunk culture, we will venture to our next brewery, which features a variety of beers historically named after the region. During your hearty lunch and choice of beer or beverage, you’ll gain insight into the brewery’s historical preferences. There will be leisure time to tour the facility and observe the brewing process. We encourage you to take some pints for the way home or store them in our on-board cooler for the remainder of the tour. From this historically themed brewery, we head to a hidden gem that has sparked the revitalization of its entire area. This brewery is dedicated to preserving and modernizing its industrial location. Here, you’ll enjoy a tasting of their flagship brews, ending with a pint of your choice. At each brewery stop, we hope you’ll purchase more pints for your journey home or to enjoy on the trolley ride to our final destination. To round out the tour, we’ll unwind at a hidden vintage pinball location with over 50 machines. This private collection is open exclusively for our Bygone Excursions experience. All pinball machines are set to free play for our group, with areas to relax or compete with one another.

The finer details

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Tour Duration:

4 1/2 hours

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Departure:

11:00 am

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Returning:

3:30 pm

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Walking Level:

Intermediate

Please note:

Trolley is not ADA compliant and that if assistance is needed to contact Bygone Excursions 48 hours in advance to make arrangements.  A complementary Bygone Excursions Tote bag will be given at the beginning of your tour. Bottled Water and a small cooler are supplied on the Trolley bus.
 

TIPS APPRECIATED FOR YOU DRIVER AND GUIDE.

Saturday September 14th

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Pints & Pinballs: A Journey Through Breweries & Steampunk September 14th
$ 149.00
22 available

Saturday September 28th

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Pints & Pinballs: A Journey through Breweries & Steampunk September 28th
$ 149.00
18 available

Hardwick Farms: Wine & Cheese

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Embark on an enchanting journey the moment you step aboard our nostalgic trolley. We’ll wind through the scenic backroads of Hardwick, Massachusetts, where ancient stonewalls and rolling hills paint a picturesque backdrop.

Our first destination? A renowned, multi-award-winning winery boasting over 24 exquisite flavors. Indulge in a complimentary tasting paired with a delightful grazing table, all set against the historic charm of the property dating back to 1795.

Experience the epitome of exclusivity with a private tour of the mansion nestled within the winery’s grounds. Take your time exploring the estate, savoring your wine amidst the rustic elegance of the timber-framed barn lofts or amidst the tranquil beauty of the outdoor grounds. Our journey continues to the heart of town, where the center common awaits as a testament to architectural history. Lunch is served in the original, still-functional post office, offering the choice of indoor dining or al fresco enjoyment on the wrap-around porch, beside the babbling brook, or amidst the quaint benches of the common. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Hardwick Historical Museum, where expert historians await to share the rich tapestry of Hardwick’s past.

Our final stop promises a taste of tradition at a New England creamery with a legacy spanning over a century. Once renowned in the bustling streets of New York City, their cheese-making artistry now reaches new heights under fresh ownership. Don your hat and booties for an insider’s glimpse into the cheese-making process and the meticulous curation of aged cheeses. Even the original owners make occasional appearances, ensuring the time-honored quality of their cheese lives on at the farm. Join us for a day brimming with history, flavor, and the timeless allure of New England charm!

The finer details

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Tour Duration:

4 1/2 hours

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Departure:

11:00 am

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Returning:

3:30 pm

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Walking Level:

Intermediate

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Hardwick Farms Wine & Cheese Sunday October 6th
$ 79.00
17 available

Please note:

Trolley is not ADA compliant and that if assistance is needed to contact Bygone Excursions 48 hours in advance to make arrangements.  A complementary Bygone Excursions Tote bag will be given at the beginning of your tour. Bottled Water and a small cooler are supplied on the Trolley bus.
 

TIPS APPRECIATED FOR YOU DRIVER AND GUIDE.

Hardwick Farms: Wine & Meat

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Step aboard the Bygone Excursions Trolley for a journey back to yesteryears. Nestled amidst the charming New England landscape, you’ll find yourself ensconced in cozy seating and enveloped in nostalgia.

Our adventure begins with a visit to the acclaimed winery in Hardwick, Massachusetts. Situated on the grounds is a meticulously restored mansion dating back to 1795. Your tour includes an exclusive, private exploration of this historic home, followed by a delightful wine tasting paired with a delectable spread of small bites. Take the opportunity to purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy at your leisure during the remainder of our excursion or save for a special occasion.

Continuing our scenic route through the countryside, we’ll arrive at the town center’s picturesque common. Lunch awaits in the former post office, still bustling with activity. Surrounded by rolling hills and the gentle murmur of a nearby brook, it’s the perfect setting for a leisurely meal. You’ll also have the chance to visit the Hardwick Historical Museum, specially opened for our tour, where an historian will be on hand to satisfy your curiosity.

Our final destination leads us down country roads bordered by rustic stone walls to an organic, grass-fed beef farm. For over fifty years, this Norwegian family has maintained a breathtaking landscape while caring for their cows with love and dedication. Meet the owners who personally tend to each animal and ensure the highest standards of meat processing. Indulge in samples of their premium beef, influenced by the owner’s background in five-star culinary service, and take the opportunity to bring some home with you for a culinary experience to remember. Join us for a day filled with history, flavors, and the charm of rural New England!

The finer details

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Tour Duration:

4 1/2 hours

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Departure:

11:00 am

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Returning:

3:30 pm

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Walking Level:

Intermediate

Tickets

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Hardwick Farms Wine & Beef October 20th
$ 79.00
19 available

Please note:

Trolley is not ADA compliant and that if assistance is needed to contact Bygone Excursions 48 hours in advance to make arrangements.  A complementary Bygone Excursions Tote bag will be given at the beginning of your tour. Bottled Water and a small cooler are supplied on the Trolley bus.
 

TIPS APPRECIATED FOR YOU DRIVER AND GUIDE.

Secret Graveyard Stroll

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Step aboard our vintage classic trolley and kick off the spooky season in style! You’ll be greeted by the renowned Psychic Medium Entertainer, Gary McKinstry, who will amaze you with his ability to connect with the spirit world. Together, we’ll embark on a chilling journey through one of Palmer, Massachusetts’ oldest and most haunted graveyards. Led by candlelight, you’ll hear eerie stories from the past and encounter spirits that still linger in the shadows.

The finer details

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Tour Duration:

1 hour

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Walking Level:

Intermediate

Step aboard our vintage classic trolley and kick off the spooky season in style! You’ll be greeted by the renowned Psychic Medium Entertainer, Gary McKinstry, who will amaze you with his ability to connect with the spirit world. Together, we’ll embark on a chilling journey through one of Palmer, Massachusetts’ oldest and most haunted graveyards. Led by candlelight, you’ll hear eerie stories from the past and encounter spirits that still linger in the shadows.
 
After your graveyard adventure, we will depart at the cozy Steaming Tender Restaurant, dinner not included in ticket price. It’s a night you won’t soon forget – perfect for thrill-seekers looking for a ghostly good time! Are you ready to explore the paranormal side of Palmer? Book your spot now and get ready for an evening of spine-tingling excitement!

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Friday October 25th

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10/25 Secret Graveyard Stroll 6pm
$ 25.00
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10/25 Secret Graveyard Stroll 8pm
$ 25.00
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Saturday October 26th

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10/26 Secret Graveyard Stroll 6pm
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10/26 Secret Graveyard Stroll 8pm
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