The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum will be open for the 2021 season:
|April-May||Friday-Sunday||10AM-4:00 PM (last ticket sold at 3PM*)|
|June-August||Tuesday-Sunday||10AM-4:00 PM (last ticket sold at 3PM*)|
|September-December 19||Friday-Sunday||10AM-4:00 PM (last ticket sold at 3PM*)|
Seniors (ages 65+)…………………………..$11
Children (ages 3-15)…………………………$10
Children under 3……………………………..FREE
Your Admission Includes:
• Scenic Trolley Rides
• Guided Tour
• Exhibits and Orientation Film
• Trolley Simulator
• Museum Store • Picnic area • Free parking
Climb Aboard for a Ride into the Past!
Visitors are offered both a tour and a ride on two of the Museum’s beautifully restored trolleys. As a demonstration trolley line, slight delays may occur. Schedule will be different during Special Events.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Online ticket times allow 15 minutes for arrival time prior to departure.
Tour: 10:15 AM | 11:30 AM | 12:45 PM | 2:00 PM | 3:15 PM*
Ride: 11:00 AM | 12:15 PM | 1:30 PM | 2:45 PM | 4:00 PM
*Last ticket sold at 3 PM. Please note; If you are planning to attend the last tour of the day, please arrive around 2:45 PM to visit the exhibits and Gift Shop in our Visitor and Education Center. This area of the museum will close at 4:30 PM. Thank you.
Special note for your visit
To prepare for your visit, be advised the tour and the ride require walking, as well as step climbing in order to board our historic cars. For maximum comfort during your visit PTM recommends you wear substantial shoes. The steps on and off of these cars can be tall. For assistance in climbing aboard, please feel free to ask your motorman/guide for portable steps and assistance.
PTM has a car that has been modified to accommodate wheel chairs, as well as a separate wheel chair lift. Please provide 24 hours advanced notice of your planned visit, in order to give our volunteers time to prepare to receive you. Call 724-228-9256.
Board the trolley at the 1909 Richfol streetcar stop, originally located in Canonsburg across from Sarris Candy Company. After life as a streetcar stop, Richfol was moved to a farm near the museum where it served as a school bus stop. It was brought to PTM in 1982 and restored to be the main boarding point for the trolley ride.
Experience a bygone era on the 4-mile scenic round trip ride aboard one of the museum’s restored streetcars. Enjoy the clang of the bell and the clatter of the heavy steel wheels over the rails as you feel the power of the electric motors move the car along the track, an experience first enjoyed by Americans in the 1880s. Travel into the past as the trolleys follow an original section of the Washington interurban line, converted into the Museum’s main line in 1952.
Trolleys Through Time
Along the way, you’ll stop at the Trolley Display Building for a guided exploration of the development of streetcars through the Trolley Era (1890-1950). See cars from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and more!
Visitor Education Center & Restoration Shop Tour
Finish your tour where you started: at the Visitor Education Center. In air-conditioned comfort you’ll find exhibits including the trolley simulator, interactive items for children, orientation film, and more. Be sure to stop by the Museum Store, where a variety of rail-related gifts and souvenirs of your visit can be purchased.
While in the store, ask about a tour of the Restoration Shop (adjacent to the VEC). Here you will see how volunteer craftsmen rebuild, restore and maintain our vintage trolley fleet.
• Schedule your next birthday, anniversary, reunion, company picnic, corporate meeting or photo session with us.
• Treat yourself or a loved one to “Operator for an Hour.” Makes a great gift!
• Visit during a special event or participate in a public program!
• Schedule a field trip or group visit.