Trolley Fair

Trolley Fair at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

June 23 & 24

Join us at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum our Trolley Fair event that includes:
Saturday, June 23- Truck Show
Sunday, June 24- Classic Car Show
Enjoy music from DJ, Judy Chickis.
Take rides on our vintage trolleys and tours of our Trolley Display Building
View amazing LEGO displays from Pittsburgh’s own Steel City LUG Pittsburgh Area’s Adult LEGO User Group!
**WWII ENCAMPMENT HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER** All other activities still happening!
Kids can make Spin Art and play lawn games.
Countryside Deli will be selling Hot-dogs and Hamburgers!
Admission:
Adults $10
Seniors $9
Children (3-15) $7
Those interested in registering their vehicles can contact Maddy Cline, Visitor Services Manager at 724-884-0282 or vsm@pa-trolley.org.
All vehicle registrants will receive 2 free admission tickets to the museum and the first 100 vehicle will receive a Dash Plaque.

 

vsm@pa-trolley.org or 724-228-9256 ext. 303 for more information!

 

Bunny Trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Bunny Trolley will be coming to Pennsylvania Trolley Museum sooner than you think!

Friday-Sunday, March 23-25 & Friday-Saturday, March 30-31

A certain Bunny is hopping his way to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum!

Come and ride a restored antique trolley to visit the Bunny

Trolleys will be departing for the Trolley Display Building and Bunny Egg Patch every 20 minutes. While there, tour the museum’s collection of antique trolleys.

Be sure to also visit the live bunnies that the 4Leaf 4-H Club brings for you to meet.

Make a springtime craft and enjoy complimentary refreshments in the museum’s Events Room.

Admission:
$12-Adults
$10-Seniors (ages 62+)
$10- Children (ages 1-15)

Click ShowClix logo to buy tickets on-line:

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The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum opens for the year with Bunny Trolley.
Ride a restored antique streetcar, see the 4-H club’s live bunnies, play kid’s games, enjoy popcorn and make a spring-time craft. Bring your camera for photo opportunities with the Bunny!
March 23-25, 30-31, 10AM – 5PM (last trolley leaves at 4PM)
Admission: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors (ages 62+), $10 Children (ages 1-15)

Parade of Trolleys

Parade of Trolleys

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Enjoy parades of our WWI era trolleys.

  • Parades will take place at 11AM and 2PM.
  • At noon, sing happy birthday to car 4398 who is celebrating its 100th birthday!
  • At 1PM and 3PM, join special guest speaker Judee Rooney for her informative speech, Posters at War. 
  • From 11AM-1:00PM, enjoy  music from a strolling quartet.

Activities include, Steel City LEGO® Users Group display, children’s activities,  Food Vendors and guided tours of our Trolley Display Building.

Admission: Adults $10, Seniors (62+) $9, and Children (3-15) $7, Children under 3 are free! Hours: 10AM – 5PM, last trolley ride at 4PM

Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop

Space has opened up on a first come-first served basis for our very popular Boy Scout workshop.  The date is Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Space is very limited so call right away:

Lynne Thompson, Educator
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
724-228-9256
educator@pa-trolley.org

Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop…Sold Out for November

No more space available,
Call Lynne Thompson to be placed on the list for Spring 2016!

 

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 (Check in 9-9:45am)

$20* per scout includes:

Earn Badges in Both Railroading & Electricity
• All Scouts Receive a Pennsylvania Trolley Museum patch
• Enjoy Trolley rides!
• Electricity merit badge stations include first aid, wiring, electric bingo, AC & DC, electromagnet, battery board, rheostat, circuit breaker and more!
• Railroading merit badge stations include: operation lifesaver, signals, warning signs and devices, Amtrak, model railroading and rail-fanning and a bagged lunch. Light snacks will be provided.

Please bring your blue cards for the counselors to sign

*Chaperones: $7

Space limited to 60 scouts, for reservations or more information please contact
Lynne Thompson at 724-228-9256 or by email: educator@pa-trolley.org

NEW !! Kids’ Corner

Kids exhibit 2On your next visit look for the Kids’ Corner Exhibit where children can interact with Trolleys.

2015 Western Pennsylvania Trolley Calendar

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Classic Car Show

Stroll among classic cars and enjoy all day trolley rides.
Tours of the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building available all day.
Children’s activities.. Furry Friends from the Washington County Humane Society..

Join us from 10 am until 5 pm.
Admission is $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (62+), $7 for Children (3 – 15), Children under 3 are free!

Food Vendors on site for your culinary delight!

Port Authority 50th Fantrip-October 5

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October 5, 2014

Come Join US!

 

    • When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 11AM-5PM
      Trip leaves promptly at 11AM
    • Where: South Hills Village PAT Station
    • Park at PAT’s South Hills Village Garage ($2 fee)
      (1010-1038 Village Drive at Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102)
    • Cost: $32.50 for non-members
      $27.50 for Pennsylvania Trolley Museum members.
      Limited seating, exclusive member sales through June 30.Trip will cover all in-service T track and some trackage not in normal operation!
      Rest and photo stops will be included.

      BUY TICKETS:

      • Through ShowClix starting June 1:
      • Booking will be done exclusively through ShowClix. Please fill out information on ShowClix completely so we may contact you with details or changes

      Seating is limited! Not recommended for children under age 10. All proceeds support Pennsylvania Trolley Museum! For information call: 724-228-9256

60 Years in Washington County

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Thanks to Ara Mesrobian for providing this wonderful color image from that day 60 years ago.

February 7, 2014 marks the 60th Anniversary since Pennsylvania Trolley Museum arrived in Chartiers Township, Washington County Pennsylvania. On that day the museum collection made the trip to Arden on the Washington interurban line for the first day of operation for Pennsylvania’s FIRST Trolley Museum. The trip from Pittsburgh brought three streetcars and well wishers to County Home siding to establish the Arden Electric Railway which has evolved to become the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.

In 1954 the museum was the primary project of the Pittsburgh Electric Railway Club that was founded in 1946. February 7th marks the first day of operation of cars on the Museum’s line and marked the start of nine years of volunteer “sweat equity” that saw construction of a carbarn, substation building, connecting trackage and overhead wire to the building and acquisition of five additional streetcars. The hard work paid off in December 1962 with a public open house where volunteers and museum supporters enjoyed the fruits of their labors. Finally, on June 23, 1963 the Grand Opening and dedication by Washington County Commissioners and friends officially welcomed the new attraction to the community.

60 years in Washington County

Museum Cars depart South Hills Junction for the 20 + mile trip to Washington.

 

Three Cars Enroute crossing Morganza Road near Southpointe entrance.

Three cars enroute crossing Morganza Road near Southpointe entrance.

 

Along the way the replacement passes the cavalcade near Chartiers-Houston High School

Along the way the replacement passes the cavalcade near Chartiers-Houston High School

 

Cars arrive at County Home siding and the project begins. Nine years in the making to the public opening in June 1963.

Cars arrive at County Home siding and the project begins. Nine years in the making to the public opening in June 1963.

 

1963 ATM dedication ceremony

Arden Trolley Museum public dedication, June 23, 1963.