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 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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Summer 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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Sign Up Today!

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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Get ready for a summer full of fun at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum! You should definitely save the dates for our annual summer events:

🚋 The West Penn Trolley Meet (on June 7 and 8)
🛻  Anything on Wheels (on June 8 and 9)
🎡 Park & Ride to the Washington County Fair (on August 10 through 17)

Learn about June’s events and sign up to join us on the big days at our website (link’s in our bio).

Keep an eye on our website and social media for more details in the coming months as we announce future event ticket sales, event activities and programs, and more! #VisitWashingtonPA #museum #history #trolley #streetcar
#ThrowbackThursday: To a spring day in 1982, when a photographer caught Red Arrow Lines 73 at Garrettford Station. That day, 73 was running SEPTA’s Route 102 trolley line as part of a fan trip that went to the 69th street terminal in Upper Darby. 

📷: Steve Zabel, from the collection of Joe Testagrose

#history #transit #trolley #streetcar #philadelphia
It’s #NationalTravelAndTourismWeek! This is an annual celebration that showcases the travel industry’s essential role in driving our nation's economy, cultivating vibrant communities, and forging connections. 

In addition to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington County boasts numerous historical venues, museums, and events to entice every traveler. Plan your road trip today! #VisitWashingtonPA
Happy #143DayinPA!

Did you know that Fred Rogers regularly used 143 as his special code for “I Love You” - based on the number of letters in each word? As an homage to Fred Rogers, May 22nd (the 143rd day of the year) is 143 Day in Pennsylvania.

Join us today in remembering this wonderful neighbor, and remember to spread kindness in his memory. ❤ #FredRogers #MisterRogers #143 #pittsburgh
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Education

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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History

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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Collection

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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