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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This Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day we're remembering Fred Rogers, who was born on March 20, 1928. #FredRogers #WontYouBeMyNeighbor #WontYouBeMyNeighborDay
It's #MuseumMonday, which means it's time to shine the spotlight on one of the streetcars in our collection: Pittsburgh Railways Co. 1711!

Car 1711 was retired from active service in August 1988, and acquired from Port Authority Transit in April 1990.  It was chosen for preservation because it operated on the line which became our museum's home, and also because it was historically significant as the last car to carry regular passengers from Washington to Pittsburgh early on the morning of August 30, 1953. #history #transit #pittsburgh #trolley #streetcar
This #ThrowbackThursday image looks back at a scene from 87 years ago. On Tuesday, March 17, 1936 (Saint Patrick's Day), the city experienced extreme flooding due to a combination of heavy rainfall and ice and snow melting along the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers basins. The flooding reached its climax on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 18, when river levels peaked at over 46 feet. This natural disaster impacted the entirety of Pittsburgh - including its transit systems, as pictured here. #history #pittsburgh #StPatricksDay #transit #trolley #streetcar
Does your family have a big birthday coming up this year? Let us help you celebrate! We’re able to host parties from April through November each year - and yes, all party-goers get to go for a trolley ride! See what’s included in our birthday package and contact us with your requested party date at our website (link’s in our bio!). #birthday #SpecialEvent #pittsburgh #museum #trolley #streetcar
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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 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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