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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It's a New Trolley Era

Now Open!

We are now 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 Camp 2024

Our STEAM Camps for ages 6 - 12 are designed to ignite the curiosity and creativity of young minds, blending history with hands-on STEAM activities. Sign up today!

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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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Vintage Communications Weekend!

Join us at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for a weekend of vintage communications! This event highlights the communications technology of the trolley era.

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STEAM Station Day!

Join us for our first-ever family-friendly event designed to engage students in all five areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each station will be focused on one of these specific content areas and will have various hands-on interactive challenges, demonstrations, and experiments.

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Spring Scout Workshops

Check out our Girl Scout and Scouts BSA merit badge workshops! These workshops fulfill Scouting requirements, but are also open to non-Scouts of the appropriate age.

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Meet some of PTM's next generation of volunteers! 

This January, we introduced the Next Generation Committee with the goals to recruit younger members, engage them in preservation and museum administration, and provide a voice to the people who will make up the next generation of museum leaders. PTM currently has 25 volunteers under age 30!

Learn more about what this group of young people has accomplished already this year at our website - link in bio!

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This #MuseumMonday, in honor of #EarthDay, we turn the spotlight on our Swanson Solar Energy System!

The growth of the electric power industry is an important part of the Trolley Era. By producing electricity from the sun to power our streetcars, PTM is demonstrating the natural progression of electricity in the industry and why it is relevant today.

Read more in our blog, where you will find a link to our SolarEdge monitoring panel to see how this system helps our planet every day! Link in bio.

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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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