Dog Days of Summer

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Museum Road, Washington, PA

Say goodbye to the dog days of summer by bringing your pooch to the Museum on National Dog Day! We ask that all dogs remain on a leash and are well behaved. You must also clean up after them while on Museum property.   The last trolley leaves at 3 PM. Regular admission prices for […]

Event Series Trolleyology

Trolleyology: Frank Who?

Frank Sprague is an unsung electrical genius who was born in Milford, Connecticut.  People traveling today in modern trolleys/streetcars/trams are doing so courtesy of his inventions, and anyone taking a train into Grand Central Terminal in New York can see another of his inventions, from 1903, in daily use.  To find out more about this remarkable man and his influence on modern transport, join Shore Line Trolley Museum volunteer Tom Laurenson on August 29th.  And what could be the connection between Frank Sprague and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art?  Find that answer too!

Free

Event Series Tour Guide Training

Tour Guide Training

We're expanding!  The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum will soon be moving to the new Welcome and Education Center, opening Fall 2023. With the move, visitors will get to experience the Museum in a whole new way - the Trolley Display Building will be open for guests to explore at their own pace in addition to regularly […]

Event Series Tour Guide Training

Tour Guide Training

We're expanding!  The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum will soon be moving to the new Welcome and Education Center, opening Fall 2023. With the move, visitors will get to experience the Museum in a whole new way - the Trolley Display Building will be open for guests to explore at their own pace in addition to regularly […]

Event Series New Operator Training

New Operator Training

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Museum Road, Washington, PA

Join the volunteer team at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum as a trolley operator! This fall, the museum is offering two classes for those interested in educating visitors about the Trolley Era. Our New Operator Training offers a fun, hands-on opportunity to learn how to operate a trolley and qualify to be a museum operator. During Tour Guide Training, our […]

Event Series New Operator Training

New Operator Training

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 1 Museum Road, Washington, PA

Join the volunteer team at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum as a trolley operator! This fall, the museum is offering two classes for those interested in educating visitors about the Trolley Era. Our New Operator Training offers a fun, hands-on opportunity to learn how to operate a trolley and qualify to be a museum operator. During Tour Guide Training, our […]

Scout Workshop: BSA Railroading Merit Badge Workshop

This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in grades 6th – 12th grade and is designed to help BSA scouts meet requirements for the Railroading merit badge. We will be covering ALL requirements for this merit badge! While there are no pre-requisites, we strongly encourage participating Scouts to review the Railroading Merit Badge Requirements and workbook prior […]

$20.00

Scout Workshop: BSA American Heritage Merit Badge Workshop

This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in grades 6th – 12th grade and is designed to help BSA scouts meet requirements for the American Heritage merit badge. We will be covering requirements 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, and 6. Scouts are responsible for the following pre-requisites: 3c. Research your family's history. Find out how […]

$20.00
Event Series Trolleyology

Trolleyology: Cemetery Transit: A History of Death Riding the Rails

Transportation and the cemetery have been linked for centuries, from 19th-century ferries carrying the dead in New York City to early 20th-century funerary street cars in Mexico City. Every city had to find a way to move its departed citizens to their final stop, such as Pittsburgh's Citizens Passenger Railway Horsecar, which in 1859 established a route between Fifth Avenue and a cemetery. This online talk led by Allison Meier, the author of Grave (Bloomsbury, 2023) and a cemetery tour guide, will chronicle these surprising connections between the dead and transit both in the United States and around the world, including a look at some historic curios like the London Necropolis Railway and presidential funeral trains.

Free
Event Series Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Pumpkin Patch Trolley

As summer winds down and fall approaches, it means one thing: fall fun at Museum! We will host our annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley. Visitors are invited to experience the fall season with rides on trolleys that are outfitted with autumn decorations. Visitors can ride to the Trolley Display building where they can tour the large […]

Event Series Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Pumpkin Patch Trolley

As summer winds down and fall approaches, it means one thing: fall fun at Museum! We will host our annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley. Visitors are invited to experience the fall season with rides on trolleys that are outfitted with autumn decorations. Visitors can ride to the Trolley Display building where they can tour the large […]

Event Series Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Pumpkin Patch Trolley

As summer winds down and fall approaches, it means one thing: fall fun at Museum! We will host our annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley. Visitors are invited to experience the fall season with rides on trolleys that are outfitted with autumn decorations. Visitors can ride to the Trolley Display building where they can tour the large […]

Event Series Trick or Trolley

Trick or Trolley

As summer winds down and fall approaches, it means one thing: fall fun at the Museum! The Museum will host our annual Trick or Trolley event. Visitors are invited to experience the fall season with rides on trolleys that are outfitted with autumn decorations. Visitors can ride to the Trolley Display building where they can […]

Event Series Trick or Trolley

Trick or Trolley

As summer winds down and fall approaches, it means one thing: fall fun at the Museum! The Museum will host our annual Trick or Trolley event. Visitors are invited to experience the fall season with rides on trolleys that are outfitted with autumn decorations. Visitors can ride to the Trolley Display building where they can […]

Scout Workshop: Engineers in the Making! Merit Badge Workshop

This merit badge workshop is open to any youth in 1st – 5th grade. We will be meeting all requirements for the following badges: Webelos Engineering Girl Scout Brownie Race Car Design Challenge Girl Scout Junior Balloon Car Design Challenge Scouts participating in this workshop will study real-life engineers, use the Engineer Design Process, design blueprints, then […]

$20.00
Event Series Trolleyology

Trolleyology: Philadelphia Subway-Surface Transit 1858-1968

Join Pennsylvania Trolley Museum volunteer George Gula for a journey through the history of Philadelphia surface and subway transit from the first horsecars in 1858 up to the start of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in 1968. This program received rave reviews when it was previously shared during the Hoosier Traction Meet - but if you have to miss out, this presentation will be recorded and available on PTM's YouTube Trolleyology playlist!

Free
Event Series Santa Trolley

Santa Trolley

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s stockings are hung by the trolleys with care with the knowledge that Santa Claus will soon be there! While aboard a beautifully restored antique streetcar, visitors will get to meet Santa Claus and a few of his friends! Santa will be happy to have visitors take his picture, so make sure you […]

Event Series Santa Trolley

Santa Trolley

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s stockings are hung by the trolleys with care with the knowledge that Santa Claus will soon be there! While aboard a beautifully restored antique streetcar, visitors will get to meet Santa Claus and a few of his friends! Santa will be happy to have visitors take his picture, so make sure you […]

Event Series Santa Trolley

Santa Trolley

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s stockings are hung by the trolleys with care with the knowledge that Santa Claus will soon be there! While aboard a beautifully restored antique streetcar, visitors will get to meet Santa Claus and a few of his friends! Santa will be happy to have visitors take his picture, so make sure you […]

Event Series Trolleys and Toy Trains

Trolleys and Toy Trains

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - New Address 1 Electric Way, Washington, PA

On Fridays during the month of December, see the toy trains at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum during the annual Trolleys and Toy Trains event! From 10 AM to 4 PM (last ticket sold at 3:15), visitors will be able to ride a festive trolley and view the holiday Lionel toy train layout and a seasonal LEGO display from Steel City LUG. Regular admission rates apply. Admission includes trolley rides and access to train layouts.

Event Series Santa Trolley

Santa Trolley

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s stockings are hung by the trolleys with care with the knowledge that Santa Claus will soon be there! While aboard a beautifully restored antique streetcar, visitors will get to meet Santa Claus and a few of his friends! Santa will be happy to have visitors take his picture, so make sure you […]

Event Series Santa Trolley

Santa Trolley

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s stockings are hung by the trolleys with care with the knowledge that Santa Claus will soon be there! While aboard a beautifully restored antique streetcar, visitors will get to meet Santa Claus and a few of his friends! Santa will be happy to have visitors take his picture, so make sure you […]

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