2019 Best of the Best


THANK YOU for voting Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Best Museum and Best Local Tourist Attraction two years in a row!

Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Pumpkin Patch Trolley


The colors of the leaves are beginning to change, which means the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley is about to be underway.

  • Enjoy the fall season while riding on decorated trolleys!
  • The trolleys will take families to the Trolley Display building where they can tour the large collection of trolleys.
  • Children can select a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and then take it to the events room where they will be able to decorate it.
  • There will be children’s games and complimentary refreshments.
  • Add to the fall fun by dressing up in your favorite costume.

Saturday & Sunday October 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28–10:00AM to 5:00PM
*The last trolley of the day will leave for the pumpkin patch at 4:00PM.*

$12 for adults
$10 for seniors (age 62+)
$10 for kids (ages1-15)
Children under 1 are free

*Each purchase of a child’s ticket includes a pumpkin; those who would like to purchase an additional pumpkin may do so for $2.50. This admission also includes tours of the museum and unlimited rides on the trolleys.*

NOTE: Due to construction there will be no Park and Ride service for the Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival.

Merit Badge Workshop

Register and pay for sessions online by clicking the showclix link:

Dinosaur Train!!!!

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As of 10 a.m.  No tickets available until 2 p.m., so please check now!

Join us as we welcome Buddy the T-Rex from the hit PBS KIDS series, “Dinosaur

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

Sunday, September 22 and 23, 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 Car Barn.

*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.*

**For those who purchased tickets before September 12, an email has been sent to you about your purchase. We look forward to your visit!

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!
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!


Western Pennsylvania Trolley Meet

June 1 & 2, 2018

Friday 10AM – 4PM, Saturday 10AM – 5PM

For Trolley Fans and Model Enthusiasts!

– Model Railway Vendors

– Traction Memorabilia Dealers

– Presentations and Demonstrations

– Model Contest

– Hourly Door Prizes

– Special Trolley Operations

– Night Time Photo Session

– With Rail-fan & Railroad Magazine’s Steve Barry

– Tour Our Streetcar Collection

– Official Roll-Out of our newly refurbished West Penn 832 Trolley Car (June1) 10: 30 AM on Friday, June 1


Visitors can purchase a weekend pass for June 1, 2, and 3 for $25. This is a saving of $5 off our regular admission prices. The pass gets you access to all activities taking place for the Western Pennsylvania Trolley Meet. If you are interest in purchasing this deal, please contact our Visitor Services Manager at vsm@pa-trolley. org or 724-228-9256 ext 303

*Those who purchase a pass may pay day of or call in advance to have your name placed on this list of individuals purchasing the pass!

Interested vendors contact Madelon Cline, Visitor Services Manager. Tables are $30 each!

The Roast Representative Jason Ortitay

You are invited to a Roast of Representative Jason Ortitay

Thursday, May 3, 2018
5:30pm – 10:00pm

Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA15317

The evening will include appetizers, dinner, a cash bar, and a chance to win incredible silent and live auction items!

PLUS two special awards will be presented:

  • The James C. Roddey Transportation Leadership Award to Christina Cassotis, CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority
  • The Silver Spike Service Award to Scott Becker, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Early Bird Special has been extended!! All orders postmarked by April 23rd will receive this special rate!


Your completed form can be returned to us by…
MAIL:   Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
             One Museum Road
             Washington, PA 15301
FAX:     (724) 228-9675
EMAIL:  development@pa-trolley.org
Or feel free to call us at (724) 228-9256.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors…

Presenting Sponsor – The Roast of Jason Ortitay

Presenting Sponsor – Presentation of the James C. Roddey Transportation Leadership Award
to Christina Cassotis, CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority

Presenting Sponsor – Presentation of the Silver Spike Service Award
to Scott Becker, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for 25 years of services

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.

$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)

Daniel Tiger’s Weekend at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Daniel Tiger’s Weekend at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Friday-Sunday, May 11-13 and May 18-20
10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

(Last trolley leaves at 4:00PM!)

Join us as we welcome Daniel Tiger, from the hit PBS KIDS series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for his special weekend!

• Bring a camera and enjoy a photo opportunity with Daniel Tiger.
• Ride a beautifully restored antique trolley
• Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 11-13 and Friday, Saturday Sunday, May 18-20 from 10AM to 5PM.

• Activities include: a PBS Kids outreach table, children’s games and complimentary refreshments.

• Admission is:

$15 for adults
$13 for seniors (62+)
$15 for children (ages 1-15), under 1 are free.

Fridays are reduced price dates with $3 off per ticket if tickets are purchased via ShowClix

Get advance reservations at ShowClix®.

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Breakfast with Daniel Tiger !  Saturday and Sundays only


*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.


WCCF Gives 2018

WCCF GIVES EVENT – September 12, 2018

During this one-day event, between 8 AM and 8 PM on Wednesday September 12, all gifts made to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) with a credit card (via www.wccfgives.org), or check, will be increased by a percentage of a $100,000 bonus pool!  You can give by check payable to WCCF along with a WCCF Gives Check Contribution Form which is enclosed with this newsletter.  WCCF Gives check contributions must be received by 8 PM on September 12.   Please note that checks can be sent now to Washington County Community Foundation, 1253 Route 519, P.O. Box 308, Eighty Four, PA  15330.

The minimum contribution is only $25, but donors are welcome to give as much as they want.  If you are giving to a specific PTM fund or project, please make us aware of that designation by email to sbecker@pa-trolley.org.  Share in the excitement of this special event by supporting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum through WCCF Gives on Washington County’s official community-wide day of giving. Extra bonus will be given to organizations that can dramatically increase the number of participants so we ask all of you to be a part of this great opportunity! This is the fifth year of this event and has become PTM’s most important annual fund raiser!