History That Connects Us

A day at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museums is a full sensory experience, from the ring of the bell to the hum and shake of the trolley as it rides down the tracks. Our Museum brings a unique experience to visitors of all generations, connecting us all to the past. From the moment they arrive, our visitors enter a world of timeless memories, historic innovations, and interactive discoveries.

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2023 registration is now open! Campers will investigate electricity, build giant LEGO® towers, design a robot-powered horsecar, shrink a trolley down to pocket size, and much, much more. We hope to see you this summer!

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Preview of New Interactive Exhibits

Our trolley simulator is gone for a makeover before we move it to our new home, but we have some fun exhibits for you to test out. Stop by the Museum to try out an exclusive preview of two of our new exhibits that will be housed in our new building when construction is complete.

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Trolleyology Zoom Series

Check out all of the recordings from our previous Trolleyology programs and sign up to join us for the next one. We host these virtual presentations regularly on a variety of transit topics.

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Spring Scout Workshops

Join us for Spring Scout workshops! We offer merit badges for both Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA. These workshops fulfill merit badge requirements, but are also open to non-scouts of the appropriate age.

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Don't forget: voting for @pittsburghmagazine's The Best of the ‘Burgh reader poll is underway! You can vote for us in three categories: Best Museum, Best Place to Take Kids, and Best Tourist Attraction. Voting ends April 15, so be sure to let everyone know that we're your favorite in all three categories! #BestOfTheBurgh #BestOfTheBurgh23
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It's #MuseumMonday, which means it's time to shine the spotlight on one of the streetcars in our collection: Pittsburgh Railways Line Car M210!

Historically, line cars were an essential part of any transit fleet - how else could workers access, repair, and maintain the overhead wire powering the local streetcar fleet? M210 itself has been in continuous service with only cosmetic changes to its basic appearance since 1940. It's served Pittsburgh Railways, Port Authority Transit, and of course, the PA Trolley Museum! #museum #trolley #streetcar #pittsburgh #transit
Thank you for visiting and exploring the progress on our new Welcome Center, @reportitay! We are always happy to have the support and encouragement of our state and local representatives, as well as our community in Washington County. #VisitPA #history #museum
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The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum provides unique, exciting, and fun educational opportunities for students, educators, and life-long learners! Our museum is dedicated to sharing stories, insight, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) themed opportunities and experiences that will bring the trolley era to life. Check out our Education page to learn about field trip opportunities, Scout workshops, summer camps, and more!

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Take a ride into the past at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum where the trolley era is alive and well. The Museum uses daily tours, interactive exhibits, multidimensional programming, and special events throughout the year to transport visitors back in time. Our history and STEAM exhibits tell the stories of the people, places, and things that made the trolley era such an exciting and unique time to be alive!

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The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is focused on preserving and restoring our collection of antique streetcars. The Museum was founded in 1953 and has continued to conserve, preserve, and restore cars through a mostly volunteer effort. Today, we house a collection of 50 streetcars, many of which are operational and used for daily rides. Visit our Collection page to learn more about all of our different trolleys!

A Collection of Nearly 50 Cars and Counting

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