As the second oldest state in the country, there’s no denying Pennsylvania’s incredible history. From agricultural museums to mining museums, anywhere you travel in the Keystone State, you’re bound to get a nice history lesson.
In Washington, PA, you’ll find one of our personal favorite museums, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Truly, it’s one of a kind.
Trolley Good Fun
When the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum opened in 1954, it was a pretty small outfit. At the time, the museum had only three trolley cars to its name. However, as news of its mission spread – a mission to preserve a unique piece of PA’s history – state railway companies began donating to the museum’s collection.
Today, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum has almost 50 different cars, as well as 600 worldwide members and 150 volunteers. With the help of all these folks, the museum can preserve the much-loved history of the Pennsylvania railway.
Why Visit the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum?
While trolley cars were at one time a major part of urban transportation, they’re now nothing more than an artifact from a far simpler time. Many of Pennsylvania’s oldest trolley cars have been lost to age or simply thrown to the wayside, but those that the trolley museum has managed to get ahold of have been meticulously maintained.
When you step foot in the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, you’ll be instantly transported to a different time. Between photographs, written histories, and the trolleys themselves, you’ll get a real glimpse into the last century.
It’s Time to Ride History on a Trolley
At this museum, you don’t just get to look. You get to touch. Or, more accurately, you get to ride. You and your family can either hop on the trolley for a nice, leisurely ride or you can sign up for an Operator for an Hour package.
The package is fairly self-explanatory. For an entire hour, one of the museum’s operators will take you out and put you in control. Truly, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
It’s Time to Go Back to the Good Old Days
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to ride on a real-life trolley car, you’ll no longer have to just take Grandma’s word for it. Now, you can experience for yourself by visiting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Check them out on Facebook today to learn more.
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