Behind the Scenes Tour

For the first time ever!

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum invites you to take a look behind the closed doors and buildings that are key to creating our unique museum experience!

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 guests are welcome to be a part of our Behind The Scenes Tour. Join key managers of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in a unique all day tour of the grounds. See areas that are not typically open to guests such as our Archives and Substation.

The tour will be held from 10:00AM-4:00PM and lunch will be provided to the guests in our temperature controlled Events Room. All guests will receive their own copy of the Museum Guidebook.

The tour is limited to 25 guests. If you are interested in booking your spot, please click on the ShowClix link found on the Museum’s home page.

Tickets Prices:

$50-Non-Members

$40- Members

(Members will be asked to present their membership card the day of the event.)

This tour is intended for individuals 14 years of age or older.

2018 Calendar

The 2018 Western Pennsylvania Trolley Calendar AVAILABLE SOON!!!

Contact Dianna – store@pa-trolley.org or call 724-228-9256
Price $12 + shipping, discount for PTM members.

Below are samples of this year’s images…

Museum Closed today due to Power Outage and Local Flooding

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is CLOSED TODAY due to a power outage and flooding on nearby highways.

Ride Trolley to the Washington County Fair!

Park’N’Ride to the Washington County Agricultural Fair

  • Saturday, August 12 through Saturday, August 19

Guests can be parked and shuttled from 10:00AM-5:00PM at these locations:

  • Eaton parking lot at 2800 North Main Street to the Fair
  • Main Museum Location: 1 Museum Road, across from the fairgrounds, visitors can purchase Park’N’Ride tickets or regular admission tickets to the museum.

Trolleys will depart from their stations every 15 minutes and tickets are good for multiple trips throughout the day of purchase. Those interested in riding the trolley to the Fair will pay $3 per person and children under the age of 4 will be free.

*This fee does not include admission to the fair or to the museum.

Admission to the museum is:

  • $10 for adults
  • $9 for seniors (62+)
  • $7 per child (3-15)
  • Park’N’Ride tickets may be upgraded to regular museum admission prices by paying the difference

o   Regular admission includes Museum exhibits, a film on the Trolley Era and guided tours of some of the Museum’s trolleys in the Trolley Display Building.  The museum will be open special event hours of 10:00AM-5:00PM each day with the last tour leaving at 3:00PM.

The Washington County Fair will have a ticket table set up at the Eaton Parking Lot location from 5:00-8:00 PM. Visitors there will be able to purchase their tickets to the Fair and their Park’N’Ride passes all in one convenient location.

 

Minimal Mondays 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The museum is open 7 days a week during June, July and August.
New to 2017, the museum will NOT be open on Mondays for tours or trolley operations.

***Group tours may be booked on Mondays with advance notice.

Those wishing to see the Visitor Education Center exhibits and film are welcome to visit. A small donation for Mondays is welcome, but not required.

Note: Trolley Rides and Tours available Monday July 3 and August 14

Discount tickets on Showclix

Tickets can be used anytime between 10AM and 3PM on the date for which the ticket is purchased

Tickets Include:

Admission to the Museum

Rides on Vintage Street Cars

Tours of the Trolley Display Building and Wexford Station

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Tickets must be purchased via ShowClix prior to the date on which the tickets will be used.
  2. Tickets can be used anytime on the date for which they are purchased (please arrive before 3:00 PM)
  3. No refunds or exchanges allowed.

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Sorry…Sold Out for Saturday

Daniel Tiger’s Weekend at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Daniel Tiger’s Weekend
at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Friday-Sunday, May 12-14 and May 19-21
10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
(Last trolley leaves at 4:00PM!)

Get advance reservations at ShowClix®.

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Everyone’s favorite feline is coming back to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum! Join us as we welcome Daniel Tiger, from the hit PBS KIDS series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”

Daniel Tiger will be visiting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for 2 weekends this year! Visitors will get the opportunity to ride on one of the museum’s restored trolleys. Their ride will take them to our Trolley Display Building where they will have the opportunity to meet Daniel Tiger! After meeting Daniel, children can enjoy story-time and play games. The museum’s Event Room will have refreshments for guests.

Tickets:
Adults: $15
Seniors: $13 (ages 62+)
Children: $15 (ages 1-15)

*Please note:  advance tickets are not refundable.  They may be exchanged if this is done in advance of the date and time for which they are sold.  To exchange tickets contact: ShowClix Customer Service at: 1-888-718-4253.

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Flyer – Roast of Camera Bartolotta

Wexford Trolley Station

Wexford Harmony Route Station is restored and open for inspection during all Special Events.

This building started life after construction of the Pittsburgh Harmony Butler & New Castle Railway in 1908.  It is a wooden interurban trolley station that originally served trolley passengers, and later postal and deli customers.  Its interesting history includes the 23 years it was used as a freight/passenger station for the Harmony Route, its relocation to the corner of Wexford-Bayne Road and Old Perry Highway in the village of Wexford in 1931, and its 83 years’ use as a post office, antique store, craft shop and deli.  The exhibit includes the details of the building’s relocation to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in 2015.
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.  Always on exhibit at its location adjacent to the Trolley Display Building and will be open to visitors during special events.

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Wexford Station as seen from the Cole Farm. Photo by Mr. Cole, collection of Joe Bullick, North Allegheny Historical Museum

Wexford Station circa 1910. Photo from Trudy Brooker Purvis Family

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Wexford Post Office Deli, March 2014.