Anything on Wheels at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Anything 0n Wheels at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

June 22 & 23:

Saturday, June 22- Truck Show—ALL DAY and the Parades of Trolleys at 11, 1 and 3.

  • Guests can gather around the Richfol Station platform as Bruce Wells narrates each trolley’s history!

  • First parade:11:00AM- PTM Trolleys from Philadelphia, Cincinnati and New Orleans

  • Second parade:1:00PM- Special Purpose Trolley Cars (snow sweeper, crane car, line car)

  • Third parade: 3:00PM- Trolleys of Pittsburgh

Sunday, June 23- Classic Car Show


  • Walk amongst the WWII Encampment

  • Enjoy food from the Hott Dawgz food truck

  • Steel City LUGS Pittsburgh Area Adult  LEGO User Group Display

  • Pittsburgh Garden Railways display

  • DJ Judy Chickis will be playing amazing music

  • Children’s activities: games, Spin Art


Adults- $10

Seniors- $9 (Ages 62+)

Children- $7 (Ages 3-15)

*Admission includes all activities: the Trolley Era introductory film, exhibits, unlimited trolley rides, and a tour of the Trolley Display Building and a visit to the Wexford Trolley Station.

The Museum welcomes those would like to display a vehicle during the show. Pre-registration is not required and there is no fee, though contributions are welcome. Vehicles should arrive before 10am, with the first 50 arrivals receiving a dash plaque. All registrants receive two complimentary tickets!

Those interested in registering their vehicles can contact Maddy Cline, Visitor Services Manager at 724-884-0282 or

All vehicle registrants will receive 2 free admission tickets to the museum and the first 100 vehicle will receive a Dash Plaque.

For more information or 724-228-9256 ext. 303 for more information

Scout Merit Badge Workshop

Boy Scout and Girl Scout Days  at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum June 8, 2019 All youth, including homeschoolers & honors, ages 11-18 years, are welcome to participate in any class

Choose from classes following the badge requirements for:
•Boy Scout Electricity: 9 AM – Noon,  or 1 PM – 4 PM
•Girl Scout Financial Literacy-series: All Day, 9 AM – 4 PM
•Boy Scout Personal Management (Eagle): All Day, 9 AM – 4 PM
•Boy Scout Railroading: 9 AM – Noon, or 1 PM – 4 PM
•Free:  Boy Scout Reading and/or Scholarship  no class session, all pre/post req, bring or send your paperwork

Railroading, Electricity, and Personal Management are STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) Boy Scouts may earn Reading and or Scholarship by submitting ALL requirements to the counselor (Mr. Herrington) Curriculum follows the Boy Scout and/or Girl Scout badge requirements, but all youth ages 11-18 may attend any badge To Register: Visit www., & click on the ShowClix link


All badges = $15 each  (excluding Reading and Scholarship (=$0)

All Adults = $9

Space is limited, past events have sold out

Your space is “reserved” after you purchase your ShowClix ticket

Check the website for Badge Prerequisites rev 03/12/19

Save the Dates for 2019

6/8/19, 7/6/19, 11/2/19

Register for sessions online, click the showclix link below

Bunny Trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

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

Friday-Sunday, April 3-5 & Friday-Saturday, April 10-11

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.

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

Click ShowClix logo to buy tickets on-line (tickets will go on sale closer to the event):

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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…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:

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.


      • 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.