Santa Trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s stockings are hung by the trolleys with care and with the knowledge that Santa Claus will soon be there! The merriest man himself will be visiting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum during their annual Santa Trolley.  Visit the Museum during November 29, 30 and December 1, 7-8, and 14-15 for this spectacular event that runs from 9AM-5PM with the last trolley departing at 4:00PM. Guests will have the opportunity to climb aboard a restored streetcar that will transport them around the museum’s 2 mile track.

~Santa will be happy to have visitors take his picture, so make sure you remember to bring your camera.

~Stop by the museum’s large Lionel toy train layout.

~In the museum’s Event Room, you will get to view the wonderful LEGO layout built by Steel City Lug, Pittsburgh Area’s Adult LEGO User Group.

~The holiday spirit will be all throughout the air and your bellies will be filled with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies.

~Make a holiday craft!

~Admission for the Santa Trolley is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $10 for children ages 1-15; children under 1 are free.

*This admission will include your trip on the Santa Trolley and the open exhibits. It also includes a trip on the Yuletide shuttle. This event is very popular and we STRONGLY SUGGEST advance ticket purchases be made on-line due to the limited seating. A link to ShowClix will be provided once tickets are on sale!

 

**Please arrive approximately 10-15 minutes prior to your boarding time. You must collect your boarding pass at the ticket table. Trolleys leave exactly when your allotted ticket time is! Those purchasing tickets for the last hour of the day may want to arrive earlier in order to see our train layout before boarding their trolley. Museum store and train display close at 5:00pm.

 

***During the month of December, the museum will also be hosting their Trolleys and Toy Trains event. It will be held on Friday December 6 & 13 from 10am – 4pm with the last trolley departing at 3:00 PM. Visitors of this event will be able to ride on our decorated trolleys and to view the Lionel toy train layout. Admission for Trolleys and Toy Trains is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3-15; children under 3 are free.***

 

Dinosaur Train!!!!

Join us as we

*THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT* THANK YOU*

Welcome Buddy the T-Rex from the hit PBS KIDS series, “Dinosaur

Train” to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for his special weekend!

Sunday, September 28 and 29, 10AM to 5PM

  • Bring a camera and enjoy this great photo opportunity with Buddy.
  • Ride a beautifully restored antique trolleys.
  • Ongoing activities include a PBS Kids outreach table, children’s activities and complimentary refreshments.
  • Join the museum in welcoming special guests, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Visit their staff as they teach you about fossils, dinosaurs and reptiles!

Special event admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $12 for children (ages 1-15), under 1 are free.  Admission also includes photo exhibits and self-guided tours of the Trolley Display Building.

*We highly recommend advance purchase of tickets to this event. Our events have sold out in the past and there are only a select number of tickets available.*

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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

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Wexford Post Office Deli, March 2014.

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