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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Santa Returns to PTM!

Tickets for Santa Trolley are on sale now! Get yours now and be some of the first visitors to our new Welcome and Education Center!

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It's a New Trolley Era

Now Open!

Starting Friday, November 10th, we will be operating from our new Welcome and Education Center at 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA 15301. Visit us at our new address!

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Summer Camps 2024

Registration Opens Dec. 8th!

Mark your calendars for our upcoming STEAM Summer Camps! Stay tuned as we prepare to release all the details, including registration information and full camp descriptions. Don’t miss the chance to give your child the gift of an unforgettable summer – summer is coming soon!

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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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Looking for a unique gift to give someone this holiday season?  Buy them a membership to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum!  Memberships are truly special gifts that give friends and family year-round access to our collection of beautifully restored antique trolleys, discounts on special events and our store, and much more. 
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive Remake Learning’s innovative and competitive Moonshot Grant in the amount of $31,200.00.  This grant was awarded to PTM to provide the funds needed to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC). 

This project is supported in part by a Moonshot Grant from Remake Learning. 

Read more about this wonderful opportunity on our blog: https://pa-trolley.org/a-spectrum-of-possibilities/
It's #MuseumMonday, which means it's time to shine the spotlight on part of our collection: SEPTA Norristown Division 209!

During the Great Depression, the Philadelphia & Western Railway sought to bring back riders by offering high-speed, rapid transit service. Wind tunnels were used to test the company's "bullet"-shaped cars, such as 209. The cars proved to be a huge success in this setting, hauling millions of passengers back and forth between Norristown and 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby (and intermediate stations) for nearly sixty years. Their everyday speeds exceeded 75 miles per hour.

209 came to our museum in 1993, and today the car is accessible via a high wooden ramp and platform in our Trolley Display Building! #museum #transit #streetcar #trolley #philadelphia #history
St. Nicholas will return to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum this Saturday and Sunday as Santa Trolley continues! 🎅 

Santa’s excited to meet with your family while riding aboard a historic streetcar. All visitors will have a chance to take a festive photo with him at our Washington County Fairgrounds platform. And don’t forget: Santa Trolley admission includes access to our full trolley collection, exhibits, and more!

Learn about this holiday experience and reserve your spot at Santa Trolley at our website (link’s in our bio!). #Santa #HappyHolidays #MerryChristmas #VisitWashingtonPA
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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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