A vintage 1908 wooden interurban trolley station that once served trolley passengers, and later postal and deli customers, will be reopened to the public on Saturday and Sunday October 1 and 2 at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. There will be special tours and talks at the station both days from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (last trolley to the Station leaves at 3:30 PM). Its interesting history will be detailed including the 23 years it was used as a freight/passenger station for the Harmony Route, its relocation to the middle of Wexford in 1931, and its 83 years’ use as a post office, antique store, craft shop and deli. The exhibit will also include the details of the building’s relocation to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. The Wexford station building is remarkably well preserved and really helps to tell the fascinating story of interurban trolley service from Pittsburgh into the North Hills and nearby towns such as Evan City, Butler, Harmony, Zelienople, Ellwood City, Beaver Falls and New Castle where it connected to systems reaching Youngstown, Cleveland and Toledo.
The Museum is open to the public through December 18. Hours are Saturday and Sunday (10-4) October through December. Admission is $10 Adults, $9 Seniors (62+), $7 Children (3-15). Admission includes scenic trolley rides, guided tours, trolley era film, exhibits, picnic area and Museum Store. Special event hours and admission prices may differ.
The Wexford Trolley Station will also be open during the Museum’s popular Pumpkin Patch Trolley event Friday—Saturday- Sunday Oct. 14-16, 21-23, 28-30. For Group Tours and Educational Field Trips please call or email for more information. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum organizes several special events throughout the year. Check our website at patrolley.org for a listing of all the 2016 Special Events. The Museum also offers fun birthday and all occasion parties in addition to the popular Operator for an Hour program.
Directions: From Pittsburgh, take I-79 to exit 41, Race Track Road, or take US Route 19 to Race Track Road. Due to construction, those traveling on I-79 North should take I-79 to exit 41, Race Track Road. After exiting, follow signs for approximately three miles to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.